Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Artsy Folder for your paintings [TUTORIAL]


If you're a painting freak like myself,you'd sure appreciate a nice folder to keep your masterpieces safe & cosy. :] And better yet,YOU'RE GONNA DIY!

To start off,gather these supplies:
•Cereal box (in my case it was a wall clock's box.)
•Transparent files.
•Scrapbooking paper or colorful paper (for decoration) .
•Scissors,a pencil and a ruler.
 •Liquid glue or a glue gun.
•Ribbons,Bows,Seashells....etc for decoration.
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First cut one of the little sides of your box,and you'll get this shape. (never mind my toes! lol)
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At this point you should decide how you want your cover to look like. In my case,I chose stripes. So I cut stripes of Pink & Light Green cardboard and put them aside.
 Now spread your glue on the surface with a fork (seriously,anything would do!) Oh well,at least this is how I started,but then I realized it's not very fun so I USED MY FINGERS! now we're talking! :D:D
 That's what I call a healthy mess! xD lol
After this, Start placing your stripes on the surface one by one. (be sure to push firmly)
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Sorry I don't have a picture for that one,but you're supposed to cover the side of your folder too.
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Now on the inside of your folder,mark where your holes should be.
Place a file and shade the top hole and the one below it with your pencil. That's where you're gonna make holes. (Make holes on the top and the bottom of the folder's side)
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It's time to pick your thread!
It happens that I have some CA-UTE glittery rope,and I thought I'd give it a try in this project. But you can use anything you like of course. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. 
 So you insert your thread into your file's holes THEN into the holes you cut in your folder.
It should look like the pic above form the outside. :]
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 I added a little name tag for personalization,but you're free to decorate your folder as you like.
Keep it simple,or make it as funky as you want!
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That's it! Now you have your very own folder to keep your masterpieces safe & nice.

I hope you liked today's tute.
See you all later. 


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