Easy Gift Bagalopes
from Vicki Broz
• Step 1: Seal the envelope closed.
• Step 2: Using decorative scissors, cut off one short side of the envelope.
• Step 3: Score along all three edges - equal on all three edges. Make a crisp crease by folding the score line both ways.
• Step 4: Stamp and decoate now - allow inks, etc. to dry.
• Step 5:
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you ever seen a ...?
In 1515 Albrecht Dürer drew a picture of a rhinocerous without ever seeing one! Dürer read descriptions of rhinos in books and then decided he'd try his hand at creating one. The result was a drawing rich in visual texture. Visual texture is when something looks rough, bumpy, slippery, etc. but is actually just drawn that way - the paper itself is actually smooth!
Try creating your own creature
by combining two real creatures together. Look through magazines,
books, or surf the web and find photographs of two of your favorite animals
and decide how you could combine them. Make sure you study the details
and create lots of visual texture on your new animal!