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Monday, October 10, 2011

One of my favourites The Octagonal Twisted Easel.

This is another of my mechanical designs. And I am very proud of this one. An Octagonal Twisted Easle.

This one is a lot less complicted than it looks.
Its based on a 12 x 12 card base, and I intend it to be more of a table decoration than a card, however it does mean that you can see decoration all the way round, from wherever you are standing, and depending how high you make the Toppers, you can place a church candle in the middle, or a small bowl of sweets.

You do need 3 sheets of 12 x 12, one card base, and 2 easel sheets. If you fancy giving it a go, cut 3 octogons, 11cm measurement is the length of the longest line on the outside, ie each of my sides is 11cm long. Then using 1 as a base, cut the other 2 into 4 pieces each, removing the middle octogon shape, so you have 8 pieces to create the Twisted easels. Due to the angles it doesnt require any stoppers, as the one in front holds the one behind up. Each of the pictures I used is 11cm square. Mine is quite tall using square toppers, I did do a practice one which had rectangles, 11cm x 6.2 cm.

Please comment and let me know what you think.........

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