Friday, November 07, 2014

Crowns for no reason at all

I've been making for design teams, making for swaps, making for the holidays and not doing very much making for me. I've really got to cut that out, because making for me, for the sake that something popped in my head and I like playing with paper and paint, well, that's a big part of the joy of creating.

So I snapped myself out of it and took just a snippet of time to make some paper crowns. Crowns ALWAYS make me feel better. Here are my 'for no reason at all' paper crowns.

To create the crowns I used Double Dot Vintage papers in various colours. I really like this paper. It has a lovely, sort of sort cotton feel.

I used the A Gilded Life - Petite Monarch Crown Long Die to cut out the shape for the crown. For an adult sized crown, I joined three crown segements together. The negative space left by the die was used for the middle pattern/portion of the crown.

Glitter and flower were added as a final touch. The above crown has a White Chiffon Flower from Tresors de Luxe. Below I've used flowers from Petaloo's Botanica collection. I especially like these Botanica Blooms.

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