Thursday, August 9, 2012

Paper is fiber, too!!

I discovered a new technique for making some pendants and earrings from several layers of watercolor paper and good old Elmer's glue-all. I made some simple shapes and glued them together.  The top layer of most of them is watercolor paint randomly drizzled here and there on a sheet of paper.  Then I just picked out the nicest areas to cut out a shape and glued that to the tops.  A couple of the pieces have a top layer of some handmade paper I made a while ago.  None of them are quite done yet, they need several layers of high gloss varnish.  I'm really liking how this process works.  I learned it all from here:  http://watercolorjewelry.com/blog/2012/02/18/making-watercolor-paper-earrings-simple-and-beautiful/

I hope to finish them this weekend, then use some hand spun yarns and copper wire for the "chains".  I'm anxious to get these finished and see how they turn out.

7 comments:

  1. I love those colors too - very cool!

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  2. I could use this technique--pretty interesting.

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  3. oooh, those are really cool. I love the colors and using them with handspun and copper will be amazing.

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  4. Those are super cool! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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  5. How interesting! Can't wait to see the finished items.

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  6. Oooh, these are a lot of fun. :-)

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