Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer of Color - Week 3 - Lime Green & Purple

The Summer of Color for Week 3 is Lime Green and Purple. I made three window stars again this week because I had the translucent German kite paper in both the featured colors of the week.

It's interesting to look at the photos because the purple paper looks almost navy-blue. In reality, it's a dark purple.

The first star has 16 points. Each point is folded 12 times. So, to see the star pattern, I made and glued 192 folds. This star is the largest one of the trio, and measures 11 1/2 inches wide.

The next star is similar to the 16-point one in that each point is folded exactly alike with the exception of the last two folds. In this case (with the 8-point star), there are two less folds per star, so only 10 folds per point. With 8 points and 10 folds, this star required 80 folds. This star is about 9 inches wide.

The last star I made had 10 points. There are 8 folds per point, or 80 folds total to create the pattern. It measures about 5 1/2 inches wide.

I think my eyesight is getting worse. I didn't notice a gap in the middle of the 10-pointed star until I was done and it was on the window.

The gap is about 3/16" wide x .5/16" wide. (Yes, that's .5 and not 5.) To me, though, it looks like it is significantly bigger than that. This is something that is destined for the trash can since it doesn't line up like I would like I want it to.

At any rate, these stars mark the third week of the Summer of Color. It seems like the weeks are passing by so quickly! Three more weeks and color combinations to go!


Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...


sugar Creek said...

Oh these are so pretty!

Valerie said...

Very nice :-)

Linda said...

oh these are beautiful!!

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm in awe looking at all these gorgeous stars!!. What a wonderful job you did with folding these delicate papers :). LOVE to see them against the woods!

Natasha said...

LOVE the window stars. They are most fabulous.

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW! These are absolutely beautiful! So striking and pretty!

Martha said...

Hi. visiting from the creative everyday blog linky party. your art is lovely - the stars look very northenly - great shape, colours and overlapping shadows :)