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summerflake for Helen by jadisofeternity summerflake for Helen by jadisofeternity
I spent more time on this one than the average flake because I cut it with a knife and it was made from thick paper, it was fun to design and fun to make and I'm still not entirelysatisfied with the final product, so eventually when I have time I'm gonna try t make a better version of this.
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BrainIsFriedBackIn5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student General Artist
very beautiful!
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks
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BrainIsFriedBackIn5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student General Artist
welcome =3
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k1ttypr0n Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Whoopaa, awesome!
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Rainskin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I LOVE IT! And how are you doing, my friend! Very cool with a knife! What inspired you?
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Mokeydandy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist
Absolutely stunning. Summerflake is the perfect name! I can't imagine what you could possibly do to make it any better.
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student General Artist
:D thanks

I can, and someday I will :D I've got plans :nod:
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K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Interface Designer
Dude, how did you get the detail in this? Wicked awesome.
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Student General Artist
people always ask me "how did you do that?" and normally that's just an expanded form of "wow", but you know how I am, I feel compelled to answer everything, so...

I used fairly heavy paper from a sketchbook, and I folded very carefully to minimize variation, I rough cut the larger holes with two different pairs of scissors, one large and one tiny. and then I cut the rest with a craft knife, I had to unfold and do the insides of the flowers individually, since they ae not semetrical

I did it slowly and patiently, which is generally not my style but it was worth it and I do intend to make a better version of this someday.

thanks :D it was fun to make.
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K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Interface Designer
Dude, thanks for telling me cause I can't make snowflakes for shit. xD I've always liked detailed paper craft.
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Student General Artist
yeah, other than digital photos of odd creatures I just got lucky to capture, cut paper snowflakes have been my most popular creations on DA. due to years of practice, mostly.but I'm lazy so I don't take the time to do really nice ones like this very often.
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DiScObEaN Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
wow...just wow.....this is amazing
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Student General Artist
:D thanks, and thanks for the fav
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DiScObEaN Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
no worries...never seen anything like it
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Agent-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy dang!
First off, the concept is amazing
Second off, the center really draws me to it :D
It's got such a flare of life
Well worth the time and effort :)
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks
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trrerid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Wow. This is very pretty. It must have been difficult to make.
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks. not really difficult, just time-consuming.
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trrerid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Then I applaud you patience.
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
That is beautiful!
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks
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sweetlindy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Writer
Woah! So impressive! I have trouble just making a snowflake that's not square.. :)
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Student General Artist
lol thanks. it gets easy if you practice for enough years.
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sweetlindy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Writer
I don't know about that.. I think I'll have to tackle the non-square one first, and in the meantime be in awe of your skills. :)
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student General Artist
[link]

:) ok there's some helpful advice for the 6-point fold, when you want to try it :nod:

if you can read my handwriting....I really should type up a clearer version of that :shrug:
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Lizkiz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
How the hell did you make that?? :o
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student General Artist
:D

good quality paper, scissors, craft knife... careful folding, careful planning, and lots of patience.

thanks for the comment
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Lizkiz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG! I cant even make the boys that go by the hand!
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RayGM Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow..just wow!
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student General Artist
thanks :)
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Trotun Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
REally? So you've made better? O.O
I think that one's amazing reminds me of spring *dreamy sigh*
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Curttt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008   Photographer
Wow, that's AMAZING! :)
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student General Artist
thanks, and thanks for the fav
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Artist
amazing flake !!! Xmas is approaching !
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Student General Artist
yup, almost time for making more flakes:D
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Artist
:D
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patrx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Beautiful work!! :D It's been many a year since I've cut any of these. :D
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Student General Artist
:D well go grab the scissors and the scratchpaper and have some fun, then :D

I work with children, so I get chances to do all sorts of wonderful fun things most adults don't get to do very often .:D it's great

thanks for the comment:)
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patrx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Fun isn't it? When I was a kid, mom had an old book called "The Master", which had all kinds of things that one could make from spools, buttons and basic art techniques... I had fun trying to make all those things. Mom kinda inspired the art in all of us kids. Popsicle sticks had lots of uses, too. I think I collected them by the hundreds along my walk to little league baseball a mile or so away. There were several mom & pop gocery stores along the way, so kids would drop the sticks along the way...and I always ended up with a pocketful...LOL I think I made everything from 'forts' to trivets to bowls & baskets using them. :D Wooden thread spools were a neat material, too, in building things....even wooden soldiers to hang on the Christmas tree. :D Mom and grandma were quite creative in their handicrafts. :D
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student General Artist
awesome, I love all those simple free materials...when I was young, I had alot of fun with scraps of wire and scavenged bits of random nuts and bolts...not to mention seashells, rocks, twigs, seeds, yarn and fabric scraps...my mom was quite the arts and crafts supporter.

now days you can buy a big box of nice clean popsicle sticks from the craft store, but that's not half as cool as collecting them, or eating all the popsicles to get them:)
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patrx Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
LOL Yup...I had sticky pockets in my jeans, that's for sure. But, we usually washed the sticks before using them for my little projects. My mom and her mother used to teach craft classes for the stuff that they made from tin cans and weed pods and pine cones. Grandma used to make flowers from the sea shells, with the small shells used for the flower petals. Their tin work ended up all over back then....even to Japan, South Africa and Czechoslovakia to name some countries. My grandfather was worried about having nothing to do when he retired, so grandma put him to work cutting the tin for her... I always remember bunches of flowers and such hanging from the ceiling in the basement drying for use in some of the centerpieces. Old goblets had moss and mushrooms, seed pods and small plastic animals inside the upturned piece. And, it's base had a beaded chain around the edge to prevent a vigil light candle from sliding off. They put out a looseleaf booklet titled: "Don't Throw it Away". I have a picture of one of mom's "Bird Rings" in my scraps gallery, along with a pattern for one of her "tin can lid angels". [link] [link] [link]
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Student General Artist
I looked...I used to make tin can lid angels, with a fairly similar pattern, I hadn't thought of them in years thanks for reminding me...and I also used to make bells out of tincan lide:D I had so much fun making those and teaching people to make them.
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patrx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
This pattern was used on the smaller soupcan lid and made a great placecard holder. I remember that she made over 100 of them for some business dinner meeting, with an angel holding the caligraphic name of each guest on a card. Other angels on the tables held small candles, too. With a gold cord, they could be hung on the Christmas tree as ornaments, too. I think they had about 3 different sizes of angels that they made.

Mom and grandma used to make all kinds of things from both the lids, cans, and even rings that could be hung on the walls. I wich I could find the folder that made up their booklet of how-to's and patterns of their cone, pod and can works. I'd like to re-edit it on the computer to make it more readable than their mimeographed pages from back in the '60's. They used to look for the cans that had the 'gold' colored finish on the insides and those that had no ribs in them. They were the best for their tinwork. I remember when I lived with my grandparents while in college, that people that worked in school cafeterias used to bring big boxes of cans over to the house. Another time, some of the college officials brought over a number of Japanese businessmen to the house. They kind of went nuts over the craft work and had to buy everything in sight, it seemed. Their chair, rocker & sofa pincushions and vigil lights used to go out by the dozens at times. If I ever find a slide projector to use, I'll have to go through mom's old slides to see if there are any in that box of her crafts.. I know that she photographed her paintings before they were sold or went to juried art shows. :D One of these days.........hopeffully..:D
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DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
:clap: :clap: :party: :party:CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :winner::winner: You are one of over 100 artist’s I have featured in my Festival of Features 2---> [link] News article ---> [link]
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Student General Artist
wow thanks alot for featuring this one. :D
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DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:winner:CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved your work so much, I have chosen to feature it in my TOP 30 BONUS FEATURES this week! :clap::dance:
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Student General Artist
wow thankyou very much :love:
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DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
You are welcome!
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
This is featured in my journal--thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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DawningDevil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
that's really fancy. like a wedding cake... it reminds me of a wedding cake.
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