Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fabulous Technique - Making Barn Stars

Have you been in the Scrap Shotz gallery recently? If so, you might have seen the stunning paper barn stars that our newest Design Team gal, Laura Gilhuly makes.

Supplies:  A star (punched or from a die cut, etc), steel ruler, a paper piercer or something else with a sharp but not cutting edge (like a scoring blade), ink, pencil

1) cut your star using a punch or your cricut, slice etc

2) on the back draw a line using your steel ruler and pencil from one point of the star to the valley opposite, so all lines intersect in the center.

so it looks like the red lines on this....


3) check your pencil lines and make sure they all intersect.

4) using your ruler, and your paper piercer or scoring blade, go over the lines on the back side

5) fold on each line so your star becomes 3d

6) ink so the folds become more pronounced

7) adhere to your page using foam or 3d dots

Here is Laura's layout - I think you'll agree that it is beautiful!



Thank you Laura!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous Laura!

Stephanie said...

They look so difficult and yet they are so easy! Thanks Laura!

Jamie V said...

Love them, I am such a sucker for stars! Can't wait to try these!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Laura! TFS!

Rosie said...

So simple to do! Thanks for the great instructions!

DWaye said...

Love this technique!! TFS