by Michelle Shuman
Create a gorgeous medallion out of patterned paper.
- Patterned paper with a repeated pattern – 2-3 identical sheets (floral, paisley, and tapestry-type patterns work well)
- Grid paper
- Clear plastic for creating template (leftover acetate or packaging materials)
- Permanent pen
- Craft knife and/or sharp scissors
- Cutting mat
- Small cardstock square
Create a template using grid paper.
Draw a 45 degree line by connecting the diagonals of the squares.
Transfer the 45-degree line and one of the intersecting straight lines to a plastic sheet with the permanent pen.
Cut the triangle-shaped template out, marking the sides with a ruler for easier placement later.
Select the portion of patterned paper that you want to use.
You will need 8 of the same design to make a complete medallion.
Line up template with the image, making sure the template is even on both sides. Mark with a pen along the template sides.
In this case, the edges of the flowers are both at approximately 1 3/4” – you can mark the exact spots on your template for easy placement on the remaining portions of the medallion.
Cut out all 8 images along the marks, and around the top of image.
Mark the cardstock square with lines connecting opposite corners, and across the centers of each side.
Cover the square with adhesive. Here, adhesive was applied with a Xyron.
Adhere medallion images to the square, aligning marks and the points of each image with the center.
Continue to align your patterned paper wedges until your medallion is finished.
Finish your card.
Cut your images as described in step 5, not bothering to trim the top of the image. After medallion is complete, trim the outer edge with a circle cutting system (such as Coluzzle™ ).