Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gift Wrap Ideas

A few gift wrap ideas from a feature I did for a Danish magazne. I find it surprisingly dificult to come up with a whole series of different gift wrap ideas that will match, but not be just variants of the same theme. But this time around I found a method that seems to work. I started out looking for all matching papers in dark purple-redish shades in my stash. Then went for the accessories. Glass beads, pieces of jewlery, silk flowers, stickers, feathers.....anything as long as the colours were right. Then the ribbons seemed easy to find.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I made this wreath of heavy alu wire, thin wire, white feathers, white feather birds, silver ribbon and a bit of

Cotton Flower Wreath

This wreath is made of red branches, cotton flowers, spruce and thuja.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Craft Ideas: Piggy Ornaments

Pink or grey cardstock, old music sheet paper & metal wire for hanging

Christmas Craft Ideas: Ice Cranberry Lanterns

Christmas Craft Ideas: White Paper Doilie Cones

Round paper doilies folded to a cone, white flower ribon for handle

Christmas Craft Ideas: Squirrel Ornament

Sequins, a bit of wire and a squirrel from an old book glued onto cardstock. Oh, and a bit of glitter too.

Cristmas Craft Ideas: Snow Lanterns

Paper, paper lace, glue and sugar....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tutorial for Newspaper Flowers

I was wondering if I should start blogging a bit again. I decided recently (I thought) to take a break and was so surprised to see it was two years since my last post! Wow, probably not one single reader left.

These pictures are from a story in a Danish magazine out there now. All ideas are based on news papers combined with other papers. Photos are by Jakob Valling.

I like the flowers most. At the bottom you can see kind of a tutorial photo if you want to give it a try.
I love to work with old book pages, sheet notes and news papers etc.
As soon as I had finished this photo session, I wanted to do one more. I just had too many ideas for this two page story. So I have asked traveling friends and collegues to bring home news papers from exotic countries. I'm so exited to see what it will bring.