Thursday, June 11, 2015
Fold the paper in half vertically and crease the fold crisply. You can use a bone folder or a
credit card to make a clean fold.
Open the paper and take each side and fold just shy of the center. Leave a gap. About 1/8 of an inch.
I don't measure but just do not fold to the center or past the center of the paper.
Here is another photo to show this fold.
Now for the final fold you take the top and fold it under the bottom triangles. You can test the
distance of how much to fold in by using a credit card as a guide.
Tuck in the folds and crease the paper for your completed card holder!
You have six pockets to put items in. The two sides with the triangle folds.
You can also tuck cards into the side too and the back side as well. (not pictured)
I will try to post later some other versions of this wallet/card holder soon. School just ended for my
son today so I finally got to sneak this post in-- as summer officially started today! And that I hope
means more time to re-create and less driving!
These little holders are great for putting gift cards in for presents. In fact this map one would
be great to put in a gas card in for a gift or tuck in money for a trip.
(Thank you to my daughter for being my hand model and once again to friend Pamela at cappuccinoandartjournal.blogspot.com for her blog help)
Posted by Monica Lee at 7:39 PM
Friday, May 22, 2015
|I took a trip to Marin County yesterday with friends Margie, Pamela www.cappuccinoandartjournal.blogspot.com and Dorothywww.dotsrainbow.com|
to see the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book and Book Arts annual
show. It also had a San Quentin Prison Arts Project show as well.
|This is Dorothy Yuki's piece that received Honorable Mention. Last year Dorothy also received an|
Honorable Mention on her altered book in this annual show. Congratulations again!
|This is my untitled piece that I entered in the show. It is made entirely of discarded library books. It|
is my second collage piece using books that I have rescued from the landfill.
|This piece is made by our friend Punky from our SF Correspondence Group in San Francisco.|
|Hedi Kyles book. A collaborative piece with her graduate students using stencils.|
These two pieces are from the San Quentin Prison Art Project that was on display.
After seeing the show in Novato we headed to Mill Valley for another book
show at Seager/Gray Gallery. Here a few pieces from that great show.
We ended the fun afternoon by stopping at Sol Food to pick up some Puerto Rican food. Loved those
garlic plantains. We headed back into the city avoiding the traffic.. Tonight is the closing and live auction at the MOCA. Sadly I will miss it but it should be a fun time. I was inspired by all that afternoon of altered books!
Friday, May 8, 2015
|I was visiting my daughter this week in Southern Ca. and finally got to|
pay a visit to the Redlands Postal Museum.
|The Museum is tucked away in the historic Main Post Office at 201 Brookside Avenue in|
Redlands, CA. This lovely building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Several
years ago it was in danger of being sold.
|This is the grand interior of the old post office with the vaulted ceiling and|
wood beamed ceiling. I am so relieved they saved the post office.
|Look at the beautiful arches with the ornamental ironwork where the P.O. boxes are housed.|
|This case in the post office lobby has a display of letters and post cards|
mailed long ago.
|This is the first photo taken in the Redlands Postal Museum. They saved|
the old window from a post office and put it on display. The next series of
photographs are some of the items displayed in the museum.
|There was a wall of old mail bags on display.|
|And of course you have to have letter carriers hats on display too.|
|Mr. Zip sticker on a mail bag!|
Sunday, April 26, 2015
|Here is a booklet tutorial that I showed Pamela from Cappuccino and art Journal and the other friends who gathered at my studio a few weeks ago. I used a page from an old atlas from the the library book sale that I went to with Pamela and Leslie.|
|Put the image that you want on the outside of the booklet face down on the table. Next fold the paper into thirds. You can measure if you like or eyeball it like I do.|
|Make a nice crisp fold using a bone folder. If you don't have a bone folder use a credit card to help crease crisp.|
|Open the paper and fold in half and crease your fold.|
|Take your pair of scissors and and cut from each side of the paper to the first fold.|
|You will now fold the corners in to the first fold making a triangle.|
|Repeat the folds to all corners of the paper.|
|Fold in the sides of the paper on the fold line.|
|Fold each end to the center fold.|
|Here is your finished envelope booklet!|
|Here are three more envelope booklets made from different atlases We made|
these at the party I hosted in my newly cleaned studio. I hope to add some more
envelope tutorials soon. I have a lot I want to share using repurposed materials of course!
photographs for this tutorial and for all her technical help as well. Her help
and encouragement will get me posting on a more regular basis!