Pop Up Picture

This is the most basic pop up technique. Instead of making it a picture if you were going to do it for a card just be aware the size of your pictures when the card is folded. This is just a picture pop up so I have not had to worry about that.First of all think about what your image is going to be. I used a simple rainbow so I needed two blocks for either side of the rainbow.You will need card , scissors, glue and pencils or whatever medium you want to work in.

So I have cut 2 lines on the left 2 lines on the right.

When you open the card you can see the shape you have made . You need to push them in the opposite direction .

So when you close the card again this is what it will look like.When you open the card you can then glue your image on to the block.

I thought it looked a little sparse so wanted to put something in the middle.So cut two lines ,not as long as the other ones, in the middle. If I did it again I probably would have made those cuts even shorter so the image would be further back.

You do the same thing all over again, open card , push the shape other direction and close card. I cut out one of my drawings to fit in. Bit of glue on the back and pressed it on.

You can make big, short , long, tall areas. You can play with all different ideas

I made one more with the opposite shapes.

House in the foreground and trees in the background. You can obviously decorate the card as well. Have fun making your own little world. With Father’s Day coming up this might be an idea instead of a traditional card. You could illustrate you and your dad or things that he likes etc.Whatever you decide to do have fun.

Published by readysteadyglue

Hello ! I am a single mum to a whirlwind of a boy!I love crafting with and for him .My degree was Fashion Design BA at Trent Poly and I love all things design from illustrating to taps!!! I hope you join me on my journey into blogging with hopefully lots of fun craft ideas and book reviews.

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