|The above shows some Japanese craft papers transforming plain card to dressy, Seasonal photocards.||I made photocards for three years, and one year I found myself wondering about some beautiful, but too-thin paper and the significance of its photonic qualities.||Art paper makers care. I had been using a beautiful, crystalline ricepaper but felt that the thinner paper would prove to beautify my cards on a skinnie budget, if I pasted less than 50% of the surface with quality rice paper.|
|STEPS||LAY OUT CARD, CUT TO PHOTO SIZE||FOLD||APPLY CRAFTPAPER|
|LAY OUT CARD
(cut to photo size, usually 10" x 7")
|Your paper can be fancy itself, but I used white, shiny card like the poster card you can buy in the drugstore.||I used a silver spoon
handle with a bevelled edge to lay the crease, first measuring the card into two equal halves.
Use a ruler and keep the fold straight.
|Lay a smaller rectangle of rice paper upon the back of the card, at an angle illustrated both by the image above, or by the image of a card back, to the right, top.You can re-crease this after the craft paper is laid, or do the two at once. I do it twice, for neatness and "give".|
JUST ROLL THE CRAFT PAPER AND PHOTO ON, WITH PAPER GLUE.