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.)