Sunday, May 1, 2011
cut and paste wreaths
time for more cut and paste fun! ever since i saw dana barbieri's gorgeous flower wreaths, i've wanted to try my hand at the activity. and with may day upon us, i thought it would be nice to leave something more durable and lasting than fresh flowers on our neighbors' doorsteps when doing our ding dong ditching this year.
i already had all the materials on hand so these came together fairly quickly. for the wreath base i used papers that i painted earlier this week inspired by some of the other 21 Secrets workshops (in these papers i combined techniques from connie hozvicka's abstract adventures, jane davenport's draw happy, debra cooper's playing with patterns, and alma stoller's child's play). i was really happy with how they all came together. originally we were going to make journals from those papers this weekend (and still will, because there's plenty left) but when i got the urge to do the cut and paste wreaths, i realized they would make perfect bases because they were both thick and colorful. each one is about the size of a salad plate (because, surprise, i used a salad plate to trace it).
i cut the flower pieces freehand (i preferred the wonky look) from scraps of mi-teintes papers and other bits in my collage stash. i didn't plan it out, just took it flower by flower and let each one come together, then punched a little hole in the top and threaded each with a piece of colorful yarn. now watch out, neighbors. here we come!
**update 5/2 9:15 a.m. -- i saved one wreath to give away today on my artsyville FB page -- hop over there to put your name in the hat! happy monday!**