Spent the day at the ARTbar last Saturday, February 21st. Who knew you could make a compass from a snowflake. Did you? Remember when you were a kid and during Christmas time you made paper snowflakes either in school or at home. Well, that is exactly what we did. We made paper snowflakes and created a compass from them.
Here is my creation or interpretation of a compass from my snowflake.
First I cut out my snowflake. Then I used a Sakura 05 pen to trace around. I used Tombow pens to outline the compass with some color and then with a blender pen moved the color from the outside towards the center. I drew two lines of circles around my compass and added gold foiling. I drew a checker board in the center, added my directions (N, S, E, W) and foiled them as well. I found an old map on the Internet and printed it on tracing paper. I placed the map on top of my compass to determine where I wanted it, traced the compass and cut that part out, so the map was around my compass. I glued the map down around the compass, making it look as though I placed the compass on top. I had to do it this way, because I had already started on my compass and did not want to start over.
Even if I do say so myself, I think it looks pretty good for my first time.