Sunday, September 13, 2009

Something Round



I thought i'd play along with this week's mixed media monday challenge. The theme this week is Make Something ROUND. When i think round - a wreath was the first thing that popped into my head. I wanted to try making a wreath like one i saw online - using vintage papers twirled into a cone shape. it took a bit of trial and error to figure out the best way to make the cones. I secured them with mini glue dots that came on a cool roller dispenser.
I cut a piece of cardboard into a rough circle, laid down some double sided sticky tape and placed the cones on the backing. I created a paper ruffle for the center. and added a velvet leaf and leaf shaped button to the the middle of the ruffle. small wire twisted into a hook attached to the back with a giant sticky dot and easy peasy - hung it up!

I got the idea from someone else - i am afraid I forget who. I saw these original images and saved them as a reference. Next time i will save the link so i can give credit to the artist who created them. Here are the images that inspired me. Aren't they cool?

Here are some other cool wreath like paper art:
(again - please - not my work - but i forget where i saw the images.)

19 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful, your rounds are wonderful...!!

peggy gatto said...

Stunning art creations!!!
Simply amazing and impeccable construction!

indybev said...

I love your wreath, and the sample ones as well. Beautiful, creative and artistic!

LiveArt said...

Gorgeous creation!!

Linda

Diane said...

Really beautiful, Diane! Diane

Hermine said...

Absolutely awesome!

Anni's Art said...

Very creativ a so beautiful, love your wreath.

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful work!!

Limar said...

This is very beautiful and artsy :)

Yvonne said...

WOW, this is sooooo creative!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful what you created,Love that look!
inspiration is everywhere isn't it!

Terri said...

Oh I do love these! I love working with printed paper and your wreathes are fab!

Amy said...

wow..fantastic paper art!!!

haendi said...

I love your wreath. It works perfectly.

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Oh, how creative and just simply gorgeous.

Kristin said...

I love this!! What a beautiful use of vintage papers and the perfect answer to the challenge! Thank you for your kind comments -- I think we met at Art and Soul Asilomar a couple of years ago (you were teaching?) -- how lucky to meet you again in this way! Kristin :)

Dorthe said...

Oh it is beautifull, love it.

Yvonne said...

stunning creations

Prairie Primitives said...

Hi! I'd bet your inspiration came from Lana Manis of Simple Joys Paperie (http://simplejoyspaperie.etsy.com).