Saturday, November 3, 2012

'Paper Roses' Recycled Cardboard Strips

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share my 'Paper Roses' made from recycled pulled paper strips from cardboard boxes. I love the texture the paper gives. I have also recyled and used the corrugated part of the cardboard box which you can see on my post 'Play with Corrugated cordboard strips' .

Paper pulled from cardboard boxes.

Step 1_ Have a pulled strip of the cardboard paper
Step 2 _ Fold in half.
Step 3_ Start to roll in to make a firm center
Showing you on the ruler so you can see the length and width of the paper I am working with for these particular roses. The end doesn't have to be pointed like this was just torn that way.

Step 4_ then you twist/flip the paper strip and wind around continuing the process then hot glue

On this project I even left some of the strip out to look like a leaf on a couple..or you can just take the last little section of the paper strip to use as the foundation to glue the body of the rose down.

I started watercoloring one pink before I took the picture.

I scored lines on the leaves before but was better to do after watercoloring.

I painted all these with USArtquest Mica watercolors. 
These are for a particular birdhouse project I am putting together. I will share that on my next post.
I hope you enjoyed this bit of recycled use of all those boxes we get from orders.

Until next time...this Frugal Grannie is out.
And hopefully not such a long time lapse on posts... there are just so many changes going on at home..nothing bad just adjustments in lifestyle and reorganizng time.


Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful and recycled too! Can't beat that combo.

Unknown said...

This is super and easy, am playing with cardboard at the moment so may give it a go later tonight.xxxAnnie

Luteze said...

I liked!Try to take a look in my work to see my boxes...