a1is009 ~ Traveler's Load

Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • Tweezers
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat
  • cotton tipped swab
  • Small artist brush with which to paint on glue
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot
  • Scissors
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Small black office clips

Pompei Fold-out Pictorial Souvenir

1. For the America and Pompei souvenirs, glue a length of ribbon across the inside of the covers.

2. Fan-fold the length of photos (faces together) and position the first photo over the souvenir front cover's inside blank surface. Glue in place. Repeat for other souvenir packet.


1933 World's Fair Fold-out Pictorial Souvenir

3. The 1933 World's Fair souvenir cover needs to be folded in half and blank sides glued together. Note the fold position in the photo.

4. Fanfold the length of photos, faces together. Position the back of the first photo over the dotted rectangle.

5. Glue the back blank surface to the dotted rectangle.

6. Fold cover to create a binder for the line of fan-fold photos.

Trunk Assembly
1. Fold item at all fold lines. You will see shape of miniature appear when folds are in place.
2. Use an artist’s brush and paint glue to side tabs and glue to interior surfaces of box. Do the same to the lid as well.
3. Fold down yellow “fabric” side linings and glue into place.
4. Take the smaller rectangle and glue to inside of the box bottom. Size it before gluing.
5. Take the larger rectangle and glue to inside of the box lid. Size it before gluing.
6. There is a loose tab at the back long side of the lid. Glue it to the back outside surface of the box bottom.

The Yvonne box is very similar in construction to the Trunk assembly. To take a look at it, please go to the a1is007c ~ Beautiful Boxes Photo Tutorial




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