In that post I promised to let you know what I finally did with my set of black, red and white round bits. Well, this, ladies and gentlemen, is what I made:
|I absolutely love the way it finally turned out! =)|
The inspiration behind this project was, well, from all over the place!
But if you go to my Pinterest page, you'll see projects I've pinned like this, this and this that really inspired me. My biggest problem with these was that I couldn't really find decent frames. So I thought long and hard about what I could substitute for the frame and came up with the idea of using old magazines.
I'd like to add that this frame is completely made of recycled (magazine) paper. Quite proudly so, I won't lie! =)
But at the end of the day, I ended up mixing and matching a number of things I've come across and just jumbled them all together to create this. A bit o' this and a bit o' that and bam - a masterpiece! =)
I must admit, this post deserves a tutorial in itself.
You already know how to make the round bits from this post. What I'm now going to do is give you a quick run down of what you'll need to do to re-create this one.
What you'll need (supplies)
- stack of old magazines (that's right, some more!)
- old newspapers
- glue stick / white school glue / home made glue / any other form of glue you prefer
- knitting needle / long pencil / long stick or rod
- poster paints and paint brushes
- old rope (if you have any spare old rope around) or thick thread or yarn
|Place one paper cylinder on top of the other and then, well, put one inside the other.|
|Voila! They stay!|
|I hope that makes it clear!|
|Brush on some tap water onto the string before you paint over it.|
The string won't 'drink up' any of the actual paint when you start painting.
Also, it'll make the painting go smoother.
|There you go - works like a charm!|
Nice glittering gold paint!
And it goes really well with black, red and white!