Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cute Paperback Page Flowers

So, I hear using coffee filters for crafts is all the rage now.....(even Stampington & Co. issued a Coffee Filter Challenge).....  and in the interest of finding more creative things to do with all the paperback pages I have around here now due to my Altered Page art, I decided to try to combine a bunch of things I already had on hand to make these funky and versatile, little flowers.
I thought they'd be great for dressing up gifts, your hair, clipping on a sweater, etc.....

I used dyed coffee filters
paperback flower shapes edged in white glue and glitter,
buttons and feathers....

I adhered alligator clips to the backs of them to make it easier to jazz anything up!
This shows a clothespin holding the clip in place while the glue dries.

I 'm really pleased with how they turned out.  They were so fun.  I took pics of all the steps I took to make them.  If anyone is interested in more info, I'd be happy to supply :)
I "vintagized" this photo for effect.... they remind me of retro corsages, so, it seemed fitting ;-p

Art Walk is just around the corner now....on Friday.....better stay up late to keep up the creative pace.  I want to have lots of eye candy to present to my adoring fans ( and by this, I mean family and friends that I'm insisting come to my exhibition...haha!)

Wishing you well, Cameron


Hybrid J said...

Absolutely beautiful! Could see myself pinning one on my jacket and another on my shopping bag. Thank you for sharing. :)

Raven Moon Magic said...

Hey Cameron

love the coffee filter flowers, pity I dont drink coffee!

just realised I have been sending emails to the non reply people, do you have an email address I can post back to??
anywho this is what I said

ahh yes the childs life, and to think I cant get her to have a sleep today! if only someone would make me sleep in the day, i would ever so happily do it
Im trying to catch up on my replys and I can hear chattering from her door...rascal!!

so how is art walk going, I will hopefully get some time tonight to have a look if you have posted anything new

hope its going well for you

maybe we could swap a piece, do one for each other

that sounds fun!! what ya think??


Emily said...

Hey Cameron!

Your blog is lovely!! Thanks for visiting mine! It's a modest effort; I really started to keep up with my writing and to keep track of my projects. It's a labor of love, but a wonderful one.

Those brooches are lovely!! I think they would be a wonderful addition to a Mother's Day card!! I have something similar in the works!

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