Saturday, 14 August 2010

folded frame on the Houghie board - as promised....

Here's a quick how to tutorial to for the folded frame made on the Houghie board. I promised to do it afteret my demo at An Siopa Bui, hope it makes  sense - this is one of those things that is easier than it seems - you just have to make one and you'll soon get the idea. Once you get the hang of them it is easy to alter the frame size with different card and different sized "slats" ( the basic idea to remember is 8 equal slats and additional for turnovers).
But first -
Place an A4 sheet on the Houghie board landscape. Score at 1cm and then make 4 more scorelines every 2cm.
So we score at 1 cm, 3cm, 5cm, 7cm and 9cm.
Turn  the sheet 180 degrees and repeat these scorelines on the other side.

Next turn the sheet 90 degrees so that is in the portrait position and score at 2cm, 4cm all the way down  the sheet top to bottom.
Score at 6cm, 8cm and 9cm but this time only score through the centre portion of the card - not through the existing scorelines (see photo)
Turn sheet 180 degrees and repeat on other side.

Next using the guide below cut along the 2 green lines as shown using a craft knife and cut away the solid green areas (I'd recommend printing this picture to fit an A4 sheet, it will make a handy reference guide and a to scale visual for when you are making your frames)

Fold all the scorelines and fold in tabs.

To construct your frame - fold and stick the 2 short sides first using double sided tape along the edges. I then use redline tape on the flaps - carefully tuck in and then stick the 2 longer sides of the frame.

Cut a sheet of cardstock to make a back for your frame and add a hanging loop if required then adhere to frame back.
Decorate frame as you wish!
I'll be back later with pics of my decorated frame .... (I've not finished yet!)

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