Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TEACHING Tuesday - March 3/09

Happy Tuesday!

I'm still writing this post from Newfoundland. I'm at Deanne's house now, and will be heading back to Moncton early tomorrow morning! Can't wait to see my little girlies again, and my husband too!

Today I will try to explain how to create any size circle for your layouts. Unfortunately I cannot get my wireless internet to work, am working on Deanne's computer and do not have photos to show you.

To create an easy circle, all you need is a piece of string and a pencil.

~ Cut the string about 12 inches long.
~ Tie a knot at one end.
~ Place the tip of the pencil in the knot so that it's secure.

~ Decide how big you want the circle.
~ Hold the other end of the string at the length you desire, on the paper. (ex. if you want a circle that is 4 inches in diameter, then hold the string down on the paper at 2 inches from the knotted end.)

~ Use the pencil to draw around the end that you are holding, making sure to not take the pencil out of the knot until the circle is drawn all the way around.

You can even use this technique to create half circles or quarter circles. It's a cheap and easy way to create ANY size circle you want.

Hopefully, I explained it well enough without pictures.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Hey, that made perfect sense to me! Thanks for the teaching tip! :o) Have a safe trip h ome!

Alimom4@hotmail.com said...

Whoops, that was me, (Ali,) my post just disappeared- sorry! LOL.

Lisa said...

I get it! It's a bit like a make-shift compass! Or is it a protractor?! No, compass. TFS

Stephanie said...

That would've helped me a few weeks ago. I had to trace a lid! I'm reading this thinking "duh!" Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

That is a great tip. I did that as a kid but didn't remember it for scrapbooking. Thanks. Gail D