Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Playtime again

My sister Maureen has been away at her French house for the last few weeks so it was lovely to see her today. We had a lot of catching up to do but we don't like to waste time sitting around just drinking coffee and gossiping - we'd much rather do something creative while we talk. Today we voted to wax papers.

It doesn't take long to cover every surface with creative clutter and very soon we had piles of waxed handmade papers, waxed found papers, waxed leaves and even waxed fabrics!

The lovely paper in the picture above looks like confetti but it actually contains flower petals from a wedding bouquet. Maureen's son got married last year and rather than throw the flowers out when the bride and groom left for their honeymoon, she dried some of the roses then added them to the paper pulp. Isn't that a lovely way to keep the memory of a special day alive? Waxing the paper makes it translucent, revealing all the lovely colour and texture of the petals.

This is such a quick and easy technique we had piles of beautiful papers by lunchtime. As you can see, Maureen even started cutting some out ready for collage.  I shall encourage her to blog her creations when they're finished.

No pressure Maureen but get a move on please - we want to see what you do with all these lovely bits!

Some of you may not know but my sister runs a quilting service - if you'd like to find out more please visit her blog I know she'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for visiting! Bye for now, Linda

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful papers, love all the colors and the crinkled texture.