Monday, June 9, 2008

Catching up with the paper towel

In one of the groups I belong to, we were given directions by Michelle on how to make jewelery from a paper towel. I haven't had time to try this technique out up until now. However, I am not making it to be used as jewelery, I have other things in mind for it......
The above pic shows the plain old ordinary piece of paper towel. Over this is a sheet of painted steam-a-seam, I have given it 2 coats of paint, stamped it, sprinkled a little embossing powder on it and then given it several coats of gel medium. I know it looks like something out of Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds, but hopefully it won't look too sinister when it's finished!
These pieces have been torn, and they feel very soft, almost like plastic.

You can see the bumps from the paper towel coming thru. I'll keep you posted.....
Carole

6 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Love what you are doing, I also use paper towels, they are so versatile. Thanks for your kind comments

Fannie said...

You're funny, Carole! I remember that Hitchcock movie--The Birds. Scary.

I have yet to try Michelle's tutorial. For now, I'll live through your experiments and enjoy. Looks great, Carole!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love how this looks and I dont think the birds are creepy at all...Cant wait to see what you make with it....I love the journal you made too! Melinda

morningDove said...

I too love the birds and the color. What could you possibly be making. Can't wait to see.

ANNA said...

Carole - thanks very much for the ATC which arrived this morning - it is stunning. I will send y ou one in return and blog about it later today. (Can't find your email at present so this is the only way to contact you). THanks again. PS . love the work you are currently doing

Nona Parry said...

I'm filled with wonder about how this gorgeous altered paper towel is going to become jewelery! Can't wait to find out :-)

Cheers
Nona