Hi again, it’s Pam! It’s my last day hosting the blog and it has been fun! Have you seen the peeks of the beautiful new Pebbles Collections? If not click here!
Today I am going to be showing you two ways to do paper pleating. I will provide steps to achieve both looks! This first paper pleating technique can be done quite easily, here is how to do it!
Step 1: Cut a strip of paper or cardstock, 3/4-1 inch thick and 12 inches long. With a pencil mark about every 0.5 inches on the paper.
Step 2: Fold the paper back and forth like an accordion. You paper should look like the photo below. Next, attach the two ends with adhesive.
Step 3: Press down the flower to make it flat and glue it down the page and your are done! Your flower should look like this.
Here is a project by me using this technique:
Here is a project by Mireille using that technique (isn’t it beautiful how it turned out!):
Here is another type of paper pleating and the steps to create this technique!
Step 1: Cut two pieces of patterned paper about 1 inch wide and 12 inches long. Put adhesive on the backside of the paper.
Step 2: Adhere to the background paper and begin to paper pleat but slowly angle your pleat around in circle like the photo below.
Step 3: Continue to do this and use the second piece of paper if you need to until you have a complete circle like the photo below.
Here is the finished project of the card I made:
I hope you enjoyed the week of paper pleating, what can you make with pleated paper and pleated flowers?