How to make conversations
I am a little ahead of myself here for the ALaW project so I thought I would share a how to with you. If you haven't been exposed to these as a child then here is how to make a conversation ... a little talking piece. Read on!
Decorate your paper
On the black side, fold your corners into the middle
Turn over as shown here
Fold in half using a bone folder or an agate burnisher as I am using here
Turn 90 degrees and fold in half again
Al ways making sure your folds are crisp and absolutely accurate to the 1/2 mm
Fold all the corners back in to the middle so that the decorative side now comes to the front as shown
Turn over and you should have the remaining decorative side
Now we are going to get tiny and tricky!
Fold all the corners into the middle as shown
Burnish well trying not to take any of the decorative media off the surface
This is what it should look like folded in
Now ... getting trickier
Fold the work in half
Open this then fold the other side in half
Ah ... here is a little tricky bit
try to slip your fingers into the little square sections on the corners
Open and close in each direction as required
These little conversations can hold wishes, secrets or dreams ... enjoy!
Any questions please ask.
I've been listening to Lucy Schwartz's "Life in Letters" this afternoon, while I catch up on blogs. The perfect accompaniment to your post:
"Words can be strong, like the beating drum
Like ten thousand voices that call together
A is the ailment, and B makes it better
C is creating your life in letters"