Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Painted Paper Flowers

From time to time I get out my acrylic paints and do a bunch of painted papers... it's so much fun.  I never know quite how things will come out.  I used a couple of butterfly stencils that I cut out myself for some of these.  I used a plastic page protector to cut the stencil from, and it worked out better than I thought it would! 
I'm accumulating quite a pile of papers, and I always planned on doing some sort of collage with them someday.  But, so far, I haven't really had any ideas of what sort of collage to do.  I look at other's work online, and that is inspiring, but when it comes to thinking up my own ideas, I just don't know where to start.

Over the weekend, I ran across some youtube videos showing how to make paper flowers, and butterflies, and I was so excited to try it!
Here is my little flower shape and the paper I cut from..

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...then I coated them on both sides with some watered down white glue.   Each flower takes 3 of the shapes.. then you carefully cut and shape them, and hot glue them one inside the other.

I made 3 flowers and one butterfly.  The butterfly is made from a piece of decorated scrapbook paper.  It was so fun!!  I suppose I could use them to decorate a package, or who knows what else :)