Paper Flowers and Mixed Media Project

Mixed Media, Papers

I’ve been having a bit of creative slump with my projects so I decided to just go take my own advice and make anything! I got this lovely Paper Poetry cherry blossom kit a little while ago so I decided to try it out.

At first I found it frustrating as it was quite fiddly and I’ve not been working with paper for a long time. But my flowers got better and making them was more about breaking my annoying creative brick wall.

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I’ve been doing a lot of embroidery projects the last few months and this was one of my biggest influences on my next project. I had bought a copper S shape from Hobbycraft a few months ago as I wanted to add some interesting wall art to my new craft room. I had a vague idea of adding wire and beads to it, so I just opened my box of embellishments and beads and started.

Of course my little friend Dr Truffles wanted to see what was going on as well!

When I ran out of colourful wire, I started using some black twine and tying parts of it in knots. I added beads, metal charms, paper flowers, anything I could find that I thought went together well. love how it turned out!

An Altered Mother’s Day Box

Altered Art, Crafts, Happiness, Ink, Inspiration, Nature, Papers

I found this box in the supermarket on Friday and thought, for £8 I could make it really nice. Here is what I made for my Mum. There was a space to add a photo so I picked one of our cat Scully who died last year.

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A Plain Box

A Plain Box

Materials used

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The finished box 🙂

 

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A Crafting Sunday…

Altered Art, boxes, Embellishments, Inspiration, Papers

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I’ve been dying to try making altered matchboxes, and used these materials to create a very cute little draw thing! It was a kind of experiment but I am pleased with it. It would make a great gift x

 

Materials I used

 

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Here is the finished box:

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I have lots of ideas for different themes 🙂