First of all, think of a short poem or a quotation you’d like to add. Using the gel roller, write the text over and over again on the sheet of paper, line after line, until you have created a “wallpaper of words”. Metallic colours are most effective on dark paper.
Use the pencil to sketch the petal shapes over the writing and cut them out. Each petal should be approx. 8 cm long and 4 cm wide. Include a stalk at the bottom of each one for attaching the petals to the branch with wire.
Carefully form the petals lengthways into a cup shape for a slightly three-dimensional effect. And there you have it – your flower decoration (or surprise Valentine’s decoration) is now finished!
Products and materials
- Several sheets of white or dark-blue drawing paper
- Fine binding wire
- Delicate branches without leaves
- Scissors, pencil
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