Friday, June 8, 2012

Picture Fun!

Interesting picture, huh?

It's all about perspective. When you look at it straight on, that is what you get. But.... look at it from one side and you see 
And the other side you will see: 
Pretty cool, huh?

Here's how to do it.

First select 2 photographs that are the same size and orientation. I selected 2 orchids that Jasmine and I saw at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Father's Day Idea: Select one picture of the dad and one picture of the child and create a unique piece of art for a Father's Day gift.
Trim your photos to a size that the length is easily divisible by either 1/2" or other measurement. (I cut the length of mine down to 5 inches so I could divide it by 1/2".)

Next mark the backs of the photos in 1/2" segments. (You can use a different width.) Label the photos as shown. (One is 1A, 2A, 2A, etc and the other is 1B, 2B, 3B, etc.)
Cut on the lines. I used a rotary cutter, but a paper cutter would work well, too. I wouldn't recommend using scissors unless you a scissor cutter extraordinaire! The cuts must be very straight.

Cut a piece of light colored cardstock to the same width as the photos and the length of both photos ". (Since my pics were 4" x 5", I cut my cardstock to 4" x 10". ) Mark 1/2' increments on the cardstock.
Carefully fanfold the cardstock on the marked lines. 
Label the segments 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc.

Fan fold the cardstock along the lines. Be very careful and crease the folds well.

Use a glue stick to generously spread glue on the first few segments. Make sure you get all the way to the edges. Glue picture piece 1A on the segment marked 1A, then 1B, and so on. Stay straight! Continue through the rest of the segments.

When finished, fold the piece slightly. You can put this in a mat and then frame it.

If you make one for Father's Day, send us a picture to share.





7 comments :

Just Jaime said...

I love your idea for the twist of making this perfect for Father's day! Great job!

Babblings and More said...

Cute! You are all so clever...I love it!
We just featured your blog. Here is the link:

http://www.babblingsandmore.com/2012/06/friday-feature-wayward-girls.html

Kristen said...

Wow that's cool!

Evelyn said...

How very clever. I love stuffs like this. Just dropping in from Babblings and more to invite you girls to share any of your favorite posts to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to see one or all there! Have a super terrific weekend!

Evelyn said...

PS Now following:)

Tracy said...

Such a sweet idea for a father's day gift.

Heather Landry said...

That is such a neat idea! I think it would be great for Father's Day too. Thanks for sharing!

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