Thursday, February 15, 2018

How To Make Beautiful Accordion Medallions

Beautiful accordion medallions are a snap to make. I discovered this trick a few years back, but it's time to share it again. This time I have found a nifty tool that simplifies the process, Rinea's Stars N More Templates. This banner spells out SPRING with pleated paper to frame each letter as well as birds and feathers to give it wings. Rinea's Pastel Foiled Paper Variety Pack in Spring colors was perfect for this project. 
Step 1:Cut a 5” circle. Cut a 1.75” circle from the center, set this aside for final step.
Step 2: Fold circle in half, lining up outer and inner edges. This will mark the center line and give you a guide for the following folds.
Step 3: Place #6 Template on circle, lining up existing creases.
Step 4: Score remaining six lines. Fold circle at each of these score marks.
Step 5:Fold circle in half at one set of score marks. This will give you a half circle with four creased sections. Fold one section in half to create a crease for the next set of sections.

Step 6:Place #6 Template on circle, over new crease. Score remaining 7 lines. Fold circle at each score mark. 
Step 7:Refold sections so that every other crease is up.
The finished medallion has 16 creases. The banner medallions have 32 creases.

Step 8:Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your medallion has the desired number of creases.  
Step 9:Spread glue on reserved center circle. Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect holds the foiled papers together. Spread evenly and allow to partially dry.
  Step 10:Place accordion fold medallion on center circle. Hold in place till secure. Leave to dry completely.
The birds and feathers are die cut from the Spring variety pack. Embossing the birds gives them an additional spark of originality. I added different feather lengths to the banner pieces, but kept with the pastel color theme.
Paper:Bo Bunny
Foiled Paper and Template:Rinea
Ink:Close To My Heart
Bird Dies:Momenta
Feather Dies:X-cut
Alpha:We R Memory Keepers Punch Board

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