Tuesday, 15 September 2009

no patterned paper

This week's paperplay challenge - set by Kate, is to make a project using no patterned paper. Here's my take on it - I've been meaning to try these bowls for a long time and finally (with a bit of help, made enough strips to construct a soup bowl sized dish and mini flower pot).
Can you tell they are made from the Sunday Times magazine? A real recycling recession busting craft project and while you can't eat your dinner out of them, they will withstand a damp cloth and so I use mine for MM's or peanuts. Basically it is folded sheets of magazine paper with the ends glued down then you stick all the strips together with sellotape and roll into a "snail". Tape the ends down and carefully lift the edges up, bringing up the middle just as if you where making a clay pot. I painted them with black acrylic paint and then sealed with 2 coats of PVA and water glaze.
The flower is a Spellbinders die with swiss dot embossing and brad centre stuck to an inked kebab stick . Chipboard is three bugs and charm from E-bay.
And I've finally nailed by Nestabilities class for Athlone - I have far too many projects for the time frame but they'll be there for inspiration.


Elisa said...

Pretty pretty pretty. Love the colour combo and that's saying a lot for someone like me that doesn't "do" purple!

Sandie said...

ooh, that's gorgeous!! Great project :D

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week. Good luck!

Julie M said...

Oooh that's clever. And here I was just sticking the Sunday Times in the green bin week after week!! The bowl turned out brilliantly, and the flower is great too!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.