02 junij 2011

Pokvadratkana škatla (1)

INCHIES ON THE BOX (1)

Po dolgem času sem se spet spravila k škatlam. Pa sem se kar nekako na začetku spomnila in fotografirala posamezne korake, da vam pokažem - čisto od začetka, kako to naredim, zraven pa še napišem nekaj mojih izkušenj in nasvetov.
/ After a long time, I thought I'd make some boxes again. And right at the beginning, I decided to take step-by-step photos to show you how I do it, and to add some pieces of advice.

Torej - lesena škatla velikosti 20 x 30 cm, višina 14 cm.
/ So, here goes - a wooden box, 20 by 30 cm, 14 cm high.


Zanjo potrebujemo: 175 palčkov-malčkov (kvadratkov s stranico 2,5 cm) in 88 pravokotnikov, ki imajo eno stranico dolgo 2,5 cm, drugo pa krajšo (več v nadaljevanju).
/ We will need: 175 inchies (I make squares with sides measuring 2,5 cm) and 76 rectangles with one side of 2,5 cm and the other shorter one (I'll say more on this later) .

Iz enega klasičnega scrapbooking papirja (kot že originalna mera pove), dobimo 12x12 ali 144 kvadratkov. Torej nam za eno škatlo zadostujeta dva lista. Lahko pa seveda uporabimo več različnih.
/ One standard sheet of scrapbooking paper (as indicated by its original size) makes 12x12 or 144 inchies. Which means two sheets will be enough for one box. However, we can use several different papers.

* Scrapbooking papir omenjam zato, ker sem ga zdaj uporabila na vseh škatlah in ker zanj preizkušeno vem, da se dobro razume z lepilom, ki ga uporabljam - da se ne naguba. Če boste želeli uporabiti drugačen papir, naj vam ne bo škoda časa prilepiti poskusnega koščka ali dveh na neko pomožno podlago, da boste videli, kako se bo obnašal.
/ * I mentioned scrapbooking paper because I've used it on all my boxes and I know for certain it goes on well with the glue I use - and doesn't crimp. If you wish to use some other kind of paper, just take some time to test how it will behave.


V tem primeru sem izbrala štiri papirje in vzela od vsakega polovico.
/ In this case, I chose four papers and took one half of each.


Jaz kvadratke režem z mojo staro dobro giljotino. Do zdaj se mi je izkazalo, da so kvadratki najbolj natančnih mer, če je trak, ki ga režem, čim daljši (do 30 cm) in čim ožji (največ 15 cm). Samo nastavim k oznakam za cm in: 30, 27,5, 25, 22,5, 20...
/ I cut inchies with my good old paper cutter. Until now I've managed to cut squares most precisely if I used long (up to 30 cm) and narrow (max. 15 cm) strips. I just go along the cm marks and: 30, 27.5, 25, 22.5, 20...


Iz ene polovice - 12 trakov.
/ One half makes 12 strips.


Pri tem papirju sem hotela ptičko ohraniti, zato sem štiri trakce odrezala od dveh drugih papirjev :)
/ I wanted to keep the bird motive, so I made four strips out of two other papers :)


4 x 12 trakcev - če bi jih vse razrezali na kvadratke, bi jih dobili 288.
/ 4 x 12 strips - if we cut them all up, we'd get 288 inchies.


15, 12,5, 10, 7,5, 5, 2,5
/ 15, 12.5, 10, 7.5, 5, 2.5


Na začetku sem omenila, da potrebujemo 175 kvadratkov.
Moj primer: če hočem imeti štiri papirje enakomerno zastopane, zaokrožim to na število, deljivo s 4, torej 176. To pomeni, da potrebujem 44 kvadratkov od vsakega papirja. In ker iz enega trakca dobim 6 kvadratkov, bi morala razrezati 7 trakcev in še malo od osmega. Jaz sem tudi osmega celega (za rezervo).
/ I mentioned in the beginning that we need 175 inchies.
In my case: if I wish to have an equal number of inchies made of four different papers, I need to round up this number to the number that can be divided by 4, that is 176. Which means I'll get 44 inchies of each paper. And since I cut each strip into 6 inchies, I'd need to cut up 7 strips and one part of the eighth. I cut the eighth one up as well (to have some reserve).


** Ta čvek o številkah pa lahko tudi preprosto ignorirate in pač gledate, da boste imeli 175 kvadratkov :)
/ But you can also ignore all this babbling on numbers and just go for 175 inchies :)


Po štiri trakce od vsakega sem prihranila cele, ker je potem rezanje na manjše dimenzije lažje - vsaj meni, ker režem z giljotino in samo pomikam papir in se ustavljam na pravih merah.
/ I saved four strips of each paper; it is then easier to cut them up in smaller dimensions - at least for me, since I use my paper cutter and I just move the strip along the cm and mm marks.

- - -

Škatlo imamo, kvadratke imamo, rabimo še lepilo. Jaz uporabljam tale Domflok lak - tudi za lepljenje. Najprej sem ga uporabljala samo za prelakiranje škatle, za lepljenje pa drugo lepilo za papir, potem pa sem ugotovila, da se papir najlepše obnaša, če ga v obeh primerih obdelam z istim - ker ga lak že pri lepljenju namoči, se potem papir pri lakiranju več ne napihne, ne guba, ne trga.
/ We have the box, we have the inchies, we just need the glue. I use this transparent varnish, even for adhering. First I used it only for varnishing and I adhered the inchies with paper glue, but then I saw that the paper remains in its best form if I use the same thing for both steps - as the varnish moistens the paper during adhering, the paper doesn't bubble up or crimp or tear during varnishing.


*** Seveda lahko uporabite tudi drugo lepilo - po moje je lepilo za les čisto v redu, pa potem morda malo razredčeno z vodo za premaz. Kot sem že prej rekla: naj vam ne bo škoda časa za preizkus, da si slučajno ne uničite cele škatle.
/ *** Of course you can use some other glue as well - I think glue for wood will do just fine for both adhering and varnishing (you might want to dillute it a bit with water for the latter). As I said before: take time and do some testing, so that you don't ruin the entire box.

Lepljenje v naslednji objavi. Do takrat se imejte lepo.
/ Adhering in the next post. Have a nice time until then.

mravljica

4 komentarji:

Lili pravi ...

Hvala za podrobna navodila, a kaj tako zahtevnega po moje zmorejo le pridne mravljice :)!

mravljica :: little ant pravi ...

Lili, hvala za prijazne besede, ampak res ni tako zahtevno - boš videla v naslednji objavi :)

Jana pravi ...

Vse preberem in naštudiram, na koncu pa ni končnega izdelka.:( Ja , potrpežljivost je lepa čednost...bom potrpela. :)

mravljica :: little ant pravi ...

Jutri, Jana, jutri :)