Saturday, September 24, 2011

You'll Never Guess......



You'll never guess what the leaves are made from in this little wreath!!! Plastic packaging!! Yup! You know the kind of stuff that your Tim Holtz dies and Ranger products as well as a gazillion other things come in. I save the large pieces (mostly fronts and backs). I saw this done on a blog last year but now can't remember whose it was but it was definitely not an original idea of mine. I used Tim Holtz leaves die to cut about 40 leaves out. Then use your heat gun and shape each leaf however you want. They soften with the heat but then firm up almost immediately, so work quickly. Then you sponge them with alcohol inks in fall colors and also had metallic paints in gold, copper, green etc. Then glue them to a large circle of chipboard, add your berries and ribbon in the center. And don't forget a ribbon hanger. Be sure to enlarge the pictures by clicking to see the leaves up close. Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mary!

Diane said...

Stunning......and so inspiring!!! The colors are so pretty!!