How to make an acetate sliceform with a flower inside
You should have a basic understanding of sliceform assembly before attempting this design.
I recycled some thin acetate divider pages from a business report. I cut it with my Craft Robo set for thick media. I used a slow cutting speed and cut around each shape three times. (For comparison sake, I need to do two passes to cut Bazzil card stock.) You will need to do a test cut with your acetate and machine combination to see what works. Or you can hand cut the pieces!
Cut the acetate page twice, giving you 2 each of the 4 different pieces.
Cut the flower centers and petals, and the leaves, and score the petals if your machine does not do that for you.
Match one flower A piece to the leaf piece with the middle slot on the bottom. Glue bottom tabs of flower to leaves. Flip the leaf piece over and glue the other flower A piece to the back.
Slot together leaf pieces at centers.
Slide one flower B piece into the slot of flower A. Turn to the back and slide the other piece in. Be sure the bottom tabs of both flower pieces B are visible on either side of the leaf piece. Glue.
Slot the leaf piece into the center bottom slot of one acetate L2 piece.
Dab a little glue on the bottom tabs of one petal piece. I like glue tape for this because it isn't messy.
Slide the petal above the slot on the leaf piece. Press the petal against the acetate to get the glue to stick.
Slot one L1 piece into place, at right angles to L2. Add the other L2 piece.
Add petals to the L1 piece and the second L2 piece.
Slot the other L1 piece into place.
Add the last petal piece. You may need tweezers to help you. I use a pencil on the inside and my finger on the outside to push the petal against the acetate.
Slot S2 acetate pieces in place.
Start slotting one S1 piece in place. Bend it slightly to slip it inside of S2. Slide the four regular slots together first.
Slide the pointed tab of S1 into the closed slot on S2. Slide it up in the closed slot until the bottom tab can slip through, then slide down into place.
Attach the other three closed slots and tabs on the S1 and S2 pieces.
The paperweight will fold flat if, as you fold, you slip one set of flower petals behind the flower petals of the piece next to it.
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