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How to Make a Kaleidoscope Template

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
1 scissors

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.

Canica Van Loggerenberg

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