Finals week. Crazy. And again “anything you want” homework — it always makes things more complicated to me. Ben also suggested trying something we haven’t done before.

I know I mentioned my fabrication final will be the same as pcomp, but things are a bit slower than I expected with pcomp, so I had to do different thing (my groupmate Shir will get to show the thing).

I’ve always wanted to do something with paper. I haven’t cut anything since I was in primary school and used to cut Christmas snowflakes with my mom.

So Christmas snowflakes it is. My journey with it started with a trip to Blick Art Materials.

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I purchased:

  • pack of black paper
  • pack of white paper
  • pack of colored paper
  • paper scissors
  • cutter
  • pencil
  • glue stick

My roommate also gave me an old photo frame from IKEA, so I narrowed the idea into snowflakes in a frame.

First I wanted to cut few different forms to see what I can do. I was used to cutting 4 pointed snowflakes, but this time I found the instructable on how to cut 6 pointed ones.

The few forms I’ve got:

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I wasn’t happy with any of them. I liked this one the most — it’s very minimalistic and has this cut with a cutter image even though it’s done with scissors.

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The idea was to have white snowflakes but first, white ones don’t really look good and second, I know how every winter I miss sun and colors, so I settled on orange color.

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I had to cut 32 of them to fill in entire frame. It took me around 6 hours.

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I put all the snowflakes on a frame to see how it looks:

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Here’s how it looks with white:

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Then used black paper as a background paper.

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And glued center of each snowflake to it.

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Then framed it.

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I had glass on the frame, too, but it pressed the paper too much, so I had to remove it.

Once the glue dried I also used smaller scissors to loosen the tips of each snowflake, so it looks a bit more like a flower blossom.

I might still do something with a glass — maybe screw it on top of the frame (can I screw through glass?).

But here it is.

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