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Project #198

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Project Kit (see Products Used below steps)
Scissors/Craft Knife
Extra Strength Glue Stick
Graph Paper (optional)

Materials needed if not using Project Kit:
Black Card Stock
Grafix Clear Film
Hygloss Cello Sheets
Black Fine Point Permanent Markers
Scissors/Craft Knife
Extra Strength Glue Stick
Graph Paper (optional)
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  • Step 1
    Make the Frame: Fold a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11" black card stock in half to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2". Draw a 4-1/2 x 7-1/2" rectangle in the center of the folded sheet; you should have a 1/2" border all around it. Cut out the rectangle from both layers of card stock, being careful not to cut into the 1/2" border.
  • Step 2
    Cut an 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of Grafix clear film in half to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2".
  • Step 3
    Draw strips, squares, rectangles and other geometric shapes on different colors of Hygloss Cello sheets. Place a sheet of graph paper underneath if desired to make sure lines are straight. Cut out the shapes.
  • Step 4
    Draw a 1/2" border on the clear film sheet with a black Sharpie marker. Using works by Frank Lloyd Wright as inspiration, arrange the shapes on the film, leaving space for other patterns and simulated leading. Glue the cello pieces in place with an extra strength glue stick; Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Sticks work best. The glue stick will help to keep the cello sheets from wrinkling and will dry clear.
  • Step 5
    After the glue has dried, flip the film over and outline the shapes with the Sharpie marker to simulate leading. Draw other lines and patterns as desired. If darker "leading" is desired, turn the sheet back to the front and outline again.
  • Step 6
    Glue the clear film sheet into right-hand side of the open frame.
  • Step 7
    Put glue on the left-hand side of the frame and carefully fold over, pressing firmly to finish.

Products Used