Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Anemone

So anything with book pages and anything with butterflies has been all over Pinterest for awhile now. Seeing all those butterflies helped me finally decide what my big book page art was missing. I LOVE how it looks now.

The "canvas" is made from cardboard and foam core board. So it was really cheap but it's a little unstable. I think I'll make my husband hang it up. I feel like I really slacked off today, but I actually got done the things that needed to be done. The kids and I also made plaster of Paris "rocks" to decorate the garden and I made these:

Big tissue paper flowers! The one on the left is supposed to have a button in the center. Not sure that worked. I made that flower by placing a strip of blue randomly distributed through the layers of light brown. The other two have a shorter contrasting color center. I think they look like anemones.

The way to do that is thus:

Whatever you want your middle to be you cut with less width than the rest of the tissue paper. The above is the blue flower before i tied the center and pulled up the layers. Other than that these are standard cinco de mayo flowers.
That light brown is all old sewing patterns from Pennywise, a thrift store I love. I also used these papers on the butterfly art.

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