Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tissue Paper Roll Artwork

You'll need:
- Tissue paper or paper towel rolls
- Glue
- Wood to make the frame. I don't know the name of the kind of wood I used, but I got it from Michael's. The kind of wood I used was very light and easily cut just with a knife.
- Paint, if you would like to paint your artwork.

-Cut your wood and make the frame by gluing the four pieces of wood together. I made a square frame, but I guess you can make a square or a rectangle depending on what kind of design you would like to be inside the frame.
- Cut your tissue paper or paper towel rolls into strips, approximately 0.5 to 0.75" strips. You don't want the strips to be thicker than the width of the wood.
- Let your frame dry and be stable before you proceed further.
- Now create whatever design you want with these rolls and start gluing it.  If you need your strips to be curled in your design, use a pencil and curl the strips around it. If you want your artwork to be painted, I would suggest you paint the strips before making your design and gluing it together. I glued it first and tried to paint it later, but realized that this was very difficult to paint in like curved places.

And that's it!
I think if you can paint in a metallic color you can even achieve the metal frame look, like the kind of metal frames you get in the store. Since I didn't have the metallic paint in hand and I was too eager to get my project done,  I just painted it with the paint I had. Maybe next time I can paint the strips in the metallic color and also paint it before gluing the design together.

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  1. That is so creative....thank you for linking up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I hope you come back this weekend for another fun party!

    1. Thank you Marti! I would absolutely love to be part of the party. Thanks for hosting...:)

  2. Thank you Marti! I would absolutely love to be part of the party. Thanks for hosting...:)

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  5. totally cool! love the 'scroll' work! what fun accents these would make too! I wonder if they would look even more WOW with bright paint :)