Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Day!




I hope these flowers brighten your May Day!

My friend pointed flowers like these out to me on etsy the other day. I think they are a great idea for packages or wrapped into some of your other altered projects (perhaps on a spiral notebook instead of all that furry fiber stuff?)

To make the flowers, I used 24 gauge wire with fluorite, glass and sterling silver beads. Assembly is easy. Cut varying circles out of varying papers. I used tissue, vintage history about Genghis Khan and shimmery water color paper I made using Ph Martin paints. Oh, the best part? Look closely, I worked in my favorite stamps from justjohanna rubber stamps too!


This also fits this week’s Artword: Botanical. Have not checked out Artword yet? It’s an awesome site, not as overwhelming as Illustration Friday. Go take a look! There is a new word every Sunday.

9 comments:

shuggy said...

amazing!! you are so creative and artsy. i love it.

DymphieM said...

These are cute! Thanks for the instructions and for your nice comment at my blog :-)

zorana said...

These are sweet! I like the combination of print and shimmer, beads and metal. Very cool!

Tami said...

Fantastic....Ghengis Khan, huh? Interesting choice to go with your May Day flowers :)

Sylvie :) said...

Fantastic !! gorgeous flowers.

Leni said...

very nice.

primdollie said...

these are great i just love them!!!! what a great idea!!!! thanks for the how to's too!!!! Hugs Linda

Godelieve said...

You have the best ideas Julie! These flowers are gorgeous!

Aunt T said...

AWESOME! I just love how you did these flowers. Great job.

Teresa