Hello everyone ! Welcome back ! This year I decided for my traditionnal DIYs to go back to classic and relaxing ones, the kind we would do as kids, with paper. As I’ve got a job a few weeks ago, I got less time for myself and got very exhausted. That’s why I chose to go for simple DIYs, including not so much materials, DIYs that wouldn’t require much work. So I spend the last few evenings, sat at the table, with my scissors, craft knife and papers, like a grandma with her knitwork by the fire.
I went with 2 crafts, paper stars and a paper stained-glass artwork. spoilers ahead, this one took much longer than expected, some troubles along the way, but it was definitevely worth it as the final result is so pretty.
1# Paper Stars
I didn’t particularly follow any tutorials, I just went with the flow, or should I say, cut with the flow. I folded squares of paper 3 or 4 times and then made some cuts. Here are the different designs I came up with.
These could be hung into a garland or sticked to windows, both would be very pretty I think. Personnaly I didn’t have time yet to figure out where they’ll go in my house.
2# Paper Stained-glass Artwork
The first advice I can give you is not to print your picture on usual paper, like I did, but rather on thicker paper. Believe me it would easy the task later. With my scissors and craft knife, I cut the parts I wanted to colorize. Using the “holes” I made as templates, I cut out from the colored papers the corresponding parts, but slightly bigger than the holes, so that it would fit under the black edges. As you can see, I went for a very traditionnal drawing (I just looked on Google Pictures), aka Virgin Mary, holding the Child. I went with light blue for the coat, a stained navy blue for the veil, brown for the hair, green for the back, stained yellow for the auras and beige for the skins. Actually I kinda cheated, I took a large piece of green paper for the back, two little pieces separately and the beige paper is actually the whole surface behind Mary and the Child. I kept the whites, glued on the beige the colored parts and then added the black edges on top. With a black permanent marker I redrew the edges and the face details. Then I glued the whole thing on the green piece of paper, giving the illusion that the little green parts are one with the bigger one, which is not the case.
That’s all for today’s post, I hope you liked it. Thank you for passing by and reading my blog, I really appreciate.
I’ll talk to you soon in a next post,
Until then take care of yourself ❤