Sunday, March 27, 2011

RECYCLING AND QUILLING

Recycling again…. It had been many days since I did paper quilling....... and while I was thinking of doing some more recycling , this idea occurred . Though I wanted to post it on friday or saturday(before Earth Hour), I couldnt... because of the weekend bug...;)) In today’s blog, I have posted a flower bunch. I made the flowers using old newspaper..using paper quilling method, and glued it to an old Tulsi twig….. I thought of painting the twig white….. But then I thought to leave it natural…. Please do leave your comments and opinion…..





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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RECYCLING MODE AGAIN!!

Paper mat making and some setbacks….

My mom used to say that my grandfather(paternal) used to make mats using coconut fiber….


But I couldn’t learn from him, because he passed away some 14 years ago and he was bedridden for some 6 or 7 years before that… God bless his soul…..


Nobody in our family ever tried to learn it….
So I took help from the ever helping internet and I tried to make paper mat…


My first experiment was this …

















This can be used as journal cover or photo album cover or many other things…
I have not yet decided yet what to do of it …. Whenever I decide and do something I will post it


So after this small success, I became super-over-confident and what did I do?!
I tried to make a vase using the same technique….



First I took an old magazine and cut several pieces of its sheets……


Then I folded them…





Then I placed them in this order….




This is where I was mistaken….
This method was right to make a flat mat… not a vase or box….. Then I rearranged….. and rearranged………………………………………….











And rearranged……………














Finally I made this vase…









At last I folded all the edges and pasted them using gum….






Finally I had a cute vase holder.
I placed a bottle filled with water and cut a few leaves in it…
A flower pot can also be placed in it or you can use it as a pen stand
if you use good paper this will be more study
also if you fold the paper 3 or more times it will last long
Another mistake I did was I didnt paste the folded paper...
so if you are trying.... keep these in mind...








Go green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I took a few magazine paper pieces and made this…
I don’t have a tutorial for this, because I did not take any pictures while I was making this,
But I am planning to make a few other things too using this technique…


















Monday, March 21, 2011

M-SEAL BEAUTIES

I found some m-seal beauties lurking among my books yesterday…………

Hmmmmm I think they too luuuuv to read books…………
Aren’t they just lovely ?!?!













Friday, March 18, 2011

RECYCLING MODE

I had this book, ' A Hero For Regis' by Jack Hoffenberg from I doonno when...
But I never read that book.... and God only knows why I had purchased it in the first place...............

So with the help of the ever helpful linternet, I made this...





I didnt take photoes while doing this, I have just one photo ....











Also while I was into this recycling mode, I thought of this butterfly thing....
First I placed these newspaper butterfly on a white sheet... but it didnt look thaat nice...
So I tried to make a hanging out of these....




This may not be looking that nice in this photo....
But believe me.. It is cute..............






And also this too....
I made this using magazine paper and an invitation card.....
So here is another recycled cutie....