Heather's Tiles
During the Fall 2002 Convention (Holiday Impressions) DM's (now Cyberstamper's) Heather Stenswilk presented a class incorporating some of gg designs carved tiles. Check out the creative and imaginative ways she uses them.

 


Heather writes: Am I whacked or does this look like a giant bar code?

And this >>>>>>

is what she did with the "Giant Bar Code"


Carved tile-- A
Directions: Image colored with markers and stamped multiple times on CS. Image also stamped onto a tag and is layered onto colored mesh over the CS.

Carved Tile C
Tea Bag Folding.....does interesting things using the geometric strengths of the carved tile above.

Heather has done whole classes on her simplified tea bag folding technique.

Here "in a nutshell" are the directions: Stamp triangle images on cheap copy paper. Cut them out and fold (see diagram). Align the pieces to form a 6 pointed star.

Teabag folding on the green background: sample on the left utilizes the basic squash fold. Sample on the right was an unsuccessful attempt to learn the squash fold which resulted in a triangle fold sample.


A "twist of the wrist"--a new color scheme--Voilla!

Directions:

Image is stamped multiple times on cardstock. The images are cut out and some are left whole and other are cut in half or quarters. The pieces are arranged in various ways. This is a variation of an artform known as tanagrams. This is a fun activity for kids. They come up with some neat designs! Carved tiles A Image colored with markers and stamped multiple times on CS. Image also stamped onto a tag and is layered onto colored mesh over the CS.

 

A
B

 

Directions: Stamp triangle images on cheap copy paper. Cut them out and fold (see diagram). Aligns the pieces to form a 6 pointed star.

Heather comments:

<<<<<<The red one uses your triangle stamp that has the burst in it. Really cool!



Look what Heather did with gg design's "Fleur de Watchamacallit"

These are "must have" directions:

Fleur de whacthmacallit

DTP technique on cheap copy paper then stamped with image.

After it dries, use a 2 inch square punch and punch image so there there is a narrow border on all sides.

Fold each square in 1/2 diagonally then fold opposite corners toward the fold (see diagram). Arrange the kites so each kite lines up with the fold of the previous kite.

Diagram:


Q.Can you identify the gg design's image used in this "flower burst" design? (answer below)

Directions:

Background made with Spectra tissue bled onto white CS. Ovals were punched using a jumbo punch and stamped with dye ink. Ovals were arranged in a layered fashion

 

 

 



A. DIY Violets

Carved Tile D

Even though tiles are geometric, the hand carved "softness" works well for repeat patterns.

Here the color "says it all."

In a note about the tiles, Heather says:

I have to tell you I like having some bigger tiles.

The flower in the corner might be one to consider . . .for wrapping paper and such.

Two inch squares are idea for teabag folding . . .I liked that one I used- not cutesy and made the paper look like it was folded up when cut into triangles.

 

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