Sunday, November 8, 2009
My blog header looked miserably barren so I tore into an old Smithsonian magazine and came up with these wrinkled roses. Here's how I made them: Find (or steal from your dentist's office) a magazine with colorful pages. My red roses were formerly a full page photo of tomatoes. The yellow one was a desert scene. Tear off a strip about 6-7 inches long and 3-4 inches wide. Use a pencil to help roll the strip beginning with the longest edge. Remove pencil and fold the strip round and round so it resembles the inner part of a rose. Put a little bit of glue to keep it in placed. Now tear more pieces from the page. Try to tear them into petal shaped bits. Glue them in place around the rolled up center. Add a leaf torn from a green photo. Fun, huh? Hard to stop making these.