Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Thirteen and More Stars in Circles

Today’s post re-visits Stars in Circles but adds a third dimension to the star.

You can make small ornaments by scoring the stars and creasing them into a 3-D form. (The printable files in colour are here, the ones for colouring are here. Print on card stock.) You will need two circles for each ornament. Score the pattern shown below on each star and gently fold to create the bas-relief design. Working with the ‘good’ side facing you, mountain fold the lines from star tips to centre, then valley fold the shorter lines.

Glue your circles back to back. You can add a loop for hanging while you are gluing, or punch a hole for a loop in one of the background segments after gluing.

If you would like to make the dodecahedron, I have prepared a pdf that you can print out, score, cut, fold, and assemble. If you want to hand colour the stars and don’t want the printed lines to show, score all your lines before cutting out the circles. You can colour the ‘good’ side by holding your card stock up to a window or use your computer or tablet screen as a light table. The scored lines will also help.

I didn’t make a model of the dodecahedron with 3-d stars, so you will have to imagine what this would look like if the stars were three dimensional!

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Tomorrow: Day Fourteen and A Little Star Book/Ornament


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than thirty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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1 Response to Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Thirteen and More Stars in Circles

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