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Abstract Floral Folder

Project Description: Step out of the box and create a unique abstract folder using Grafix Opaque Black Craft Plastic Film.

Designed by:  Tania Talat Ahmed

Difficulty: Moderate


  • Grafix Opaque Black Craft Plastic
  • Acrylic Paints
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Posca Marker -White
  • Chinagraph Pencil/Stablio All Pencil
  • Caran Dache Neocolor II
  • Spellbinders – Jane Davenport Quill Pen
  • Scorebooard
  • Bone Folder
  • Graphite Pencil
  • Ringer Binder mechanism
  • Brads or rivets to attach above
  • Craft Knife of hole punch
  • Brushes

Steps to Make This:

  1. Score the Opaque Black Craft Plastic sheet at 4.75 and 5.70 along the wider length. This will leave a 1-inch spine for the ring binder mechanism.
  2. Roughly sketch outlines of flowers and leaves with a pencil.
  3. Use white acrylic paint to fill in leaf and flower shapes. Let dry completely.
  4. Add dots with acrylic paint and the back of a pencil or a brush.
  5. Add marks with a different colored acrylic paint and a brush.
  6. Paint in flowers and leaves with acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
  7. With a pencil, add loose lines around the flowers and leaves.
  8. Add sketchy shadows around flowers with Neocolor II pastels
  9. For additional interest, use Chinagraph pencil to add in more shading and details to marks, flowers, and leaves.
  10. Draw in more details and outlines around marks, flowers, and leaves with Quill Pen
  11. As a finishing touch, add white dots with Posca Marker around flower centers and marks.
  12. Fold and crease the score lines to form file shape with a bone folder. Make sure to place a piece of paper on top to not damage the paint.
  13. Make sure that the ring binder mechanism is centered, add pencil marks for the fastening holes.
  14. Punch holes or make slits to insert brads or rivets.
  15. Add brads/rivets and fasten on to ring binder mechanism
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