April showers bring May flowers swap…..With Edie Cournoyer

Another fun swap with Edie …I forgot to photo the first half of the swap with umbrella  , but I did get the photos of the 2nd half of the swap…








First I folded the mulberry paper in sections. then cut them into squares and then to random shaped circles , some I wet the edges and tore to give it a feathered look edge, then randomly used a pair of scissors and curled the edges of paper to look more like poppies.then used my awl,to poke a small hole in the flower and the paper petals.and cut some green circles of paper, and Crinkled the papers and wrinkled then opened back up.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow I assembled then with a dark brad. And it still looked plain so I fluffed the paper with the Awl, and then cut the black flower petal in to small strips so it would look like a poppy flower.arranged the petals and , finished them…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe small Black flower was cut on my Cricut  machine.


Art a long with craftylink.com used dryer sheets

this is a very fun,fun,fun project …. you can use lots of differnt things for this projects whatever you have a lot of scraps for: paper, or cloth, or even both. There is no wrong way in art!…… okay some things you’ll want to have on hand…

Materials List
  • 1+ (USED/SPENT) Dryer Sheets
  • Decorative paper (i.e. napkins, confetti, tissue paper, wrapping paper, dyed paper towels, and always check the recycle bin)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue (Glue Medium, Tacky glue, Elmer’s Glue, Fabric Glue, or other liquid glue you have one hand).
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Freezer paper or Wax paper
  • Cardboard (A cereal box works great for this project!)
  • Fabric pieces
  • Water
  • Small cup or container for mixing
  • lots of artsy love!
  • a link for this information http://sewmantra.blogspot.com/2013/03/reuse-it-monday-dryer-sheet-art-create.html
  • dryersheet start
  • Now use up your scraps of papers……….
  • sorry  I didn’t take more photos of this process.. but I used  pretty mulberry papers , then blue napkins, white tissue wrapping paper, and pieces of a fruit paper napkin.   All come from dollar tree or clearance sales, more for my buck…LOL
  • now I have a great back ground piece for my art… which I’ll share later I am sure….
  • this is what Iam doing in class now

    this is what Iam doing in class now

    I love the classes there and no I am not getting a kick back.. I just found a great bunch of artist friends who think like me. finally people who get me .LOL

  • so plenty of links go see friend me…Id love to see your art……….
  • as this is an on going process in class I will post more in a few days or you can join us …..

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