I have already written a couple of posts about making one thing every day, but I think it’s time to ramp things up a bit. As I begin this learning experience, you readers will be my proctors. OR optionally, you will be my classmates.
Starting today I will make something NEW every day for one year. If you wish to join me on this adventure, I will be posting the instruction for the day on this blog and on my “lvenell” twitter account. I will post a photo of my completed project along with the instruction, and links to other people’s finished projects when I can find them. Since I’m sort of a night owl, this project will also hopefully force me to learn to take better photos at night.
I will still post indie business news and tips, but now this blog will also have tutorials and/or inspiration on it every single day. Your inspiration for today comes from Brock Davis’ “Make Something Cool Every Day” project (via Ally Trigg’s blog). I will likely pull from his web site more than once for a future daily instruction.
Today’s instruction comes from this tutorial from The Creative Place (via How About Orange): Create a radial 3-D paper shape like these paper lanterns from A Creative Place:
Here are my successes (I experimented a lot with shape):
And here are some of my failures (one of them is actually pretty rad):
Tip: Use paper that is as thin and as smooth as possible. I used construction paper for these, which was a terrible idea. The paper did not like to turn, tore easily, and was almost too thick to put the brads through.