Apr 1, 2010

Cute Paper Flower... King Arthur had a parrot!

Did you know that King Arthur, of legend, had a pet parrot?
Neither did I!
I bought an Arthurian Mythology book for 50 cents recently to use for altered pages and that tidbit popped up on a page I was using to paint background to use for paper flowers.
I've seen paper flowers on a few different sites and decided to try my hand at making one. You can make them more 3D than this but I wanted to be able to mail it in a regular envelope to a friend.

Here's the front, it hangs on the wall by a string:

Once I realised that I needed a bead on the back to tie the knot to, I decided I may as well make the back look not half bad (but not so nice that my friend would have trouble deciding which should face out:).
The back view:

After I strung the flower, I spun the layers around until I liked how they were, then used dabs of gluestick under each petal to hold them in place.

It lies almost flat on the wall.

There are infinite possibilities for paper flowers or non-flower decorations!
I love having something funky that can fit in an envelope to brighten someone's day.

watercolour paint
page from book
scrap paper
double-sided cardstock (middles layer)
homemade 'milk paint' (food colour and evaporated milk with extra milk powder added)


  1. Hi Libby,

    I love the colors you used in these. Also thank so very much for the mold info. I will take your advice.

  2. What a truly delightful blessing.
    I am sure your friend loved this beautiful creation. :) Such kindness goes a long way, especially if its created out of the heart.


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