Last year, on December 24, I posted a page of decorative papers I had created to do some last minute wrapping. To make the papers I lifted images from pages and posts made by people whose work I love, so, naturally, I loved the papers. It was such a pleasure to do that I’m doing it again.
See the PDF at the bottom of the post to get the best copies.
Here’s an exquisite doodle by Dan Anderson. Of this, he indicated that he didn’t really know what was going on with the creation of this graphic….which is how I usually feel about everything I do.
The page above is based off a graphic by Simon Gregg. A big part of the reason I picked this image is that it is part of a post that I really loved reading, https://seekecho.blogspot.fr/2017/12/nicomachuss-theorem.html
Suzanne Von Oy created a Desmos graph, which showed cows in a tornado. It was so silly that I, of course, had to play around with it. That middle, green swirl in the picture above, is suppose to be kind of like a Christmas Tree with cow ornaments. (don’t judge me)
Here’s another image that I chose based on how much I liked the post that it is part of. There were all sorts of wild shapes associated with this Lawler family post, but I like how rotating just one of the images made this fun pattern.
When I saw this image stars-in-circles posted by Malke Rosenfeld, it just knocked my socks off. Note the link in the caption, it says Star-o-Rama and how to make them!
It was unusually hard to figure out which of Martin Holthman mathart images to play with, as, lately, he has been having way too much fun making cool stuff. .Finally picked out this, because it was not only awesome, but also seasonally snowflakish.
I discovered the graphing program Desmos shortly after it came on-line. I’m not fluent enough in math to make amazing graphics with it (yet?). Geogebra has been around for, well, I don’t know how long. I haven’t spent much time with it, but John Golden has spent a great deal of time with it. I really couldn’t decide which of his images to use, so I chose two. I considered chosing three, but I’ll save that third one for another project. I think that wrapping a small package with these undulating black and white lines will look really great. I’m especially looking forward to using this one.
What’s the point of making mathy wrapping paper without some rhombic tori? No point at all. So here you have them, thanks to Mr. Golden.
If you want to print any or all of these papers, I thin that the best way to do it is from a PDF.
Here’ the PDF Wrapping Paper 2017 . All nine images are here, but you can choose to print just the ones you need today using the dialog box on your printer.