Welcome to Canica Van Loggerenberg, from Shoestring Scrapbooking. Canica shares with us a tutorial on how to make a kaleidoscope template for a scrapbook layout. See photo at right. Be sure and visit her blog for more ideas and inspiration.
How to make a Kaleidoscope Template
You will need:
1 piece 12 x 12 Vellum
1 Compass from geometry set
Step 1 – You are going to use the compass to draw a large circle on your vellum
Step 2 – Cut out the circle
Step 3 – Fold your circle in half and cut
Step 4 – You will only need one half of the circle. Fold the remaining section in half & cut
Step 5 – Now repeat the process with the quarter of the circle. Fold in half & cut
Step 6 – Now you have what looks like two pieces of a pie? You are only going to use one piece for your kaleidoscope
Step 7 – you are going to position your piece of vellum on your photo and trace a basic outline. If you turn the vellum over onto the mirror image you should be able to line it up.
Step 8 – Once you have lined them up you are going to use a pencil and trace around your vellum template and then cut out all your pictures.
This is a rounded edge template. If you want a straight edge kaleidoscope all you need to do is cut accurately across the curved section to get rid of the round edges.
Your Photo’s – you will need 8 of the same photo. 4 of them normal and 4 of them mirror image.
I print my own photos and if you right click on your picture it brings up a little box – select edit. This takes you to Paint. Now select Image on your tool bar. Select Flip/Rotate and select Flip horizontal – 90 degrees. This gives me the mirror image.