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How to create your own guilloche boarder design

  1. Draw a row of equal size circles touching each other.

    Image of how to make a boarder

    Image of how to make a boarder


  2. On centre line in middle of large circles draw a smaller circle.

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  3. Draw a line from top of little circle to bottom of adjacent big circle and then draw a line from top of big circle to bottom of little circle in the same way.

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  4. Rub out centre line and draw in short oblique lines top and bottom of small circles.

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  5. Emphasise the diagonal lines, and incorporate the curve of the circle, split each curved section into 3 or 4 colours, depending on how complicated you want to make the finished design. Whatever colours you have decided to use, start at the bottom of the section with the lightest tone first leaving the darkest to last.

    Image of children painting a boarder

    Image of children painting a boarder

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