Sunday, November 2, 2014


I have turned my attention to making christmas decorations, cards, etc. with the gallery in mind.  I have developed a simple idea to make tree decorations out of recycled materials - ice lolly sticks, toilet roll cardboard cylinders, lace and string.  I used PVA to glue the pieces together.  They were painted with gesso and acrylic paint and finished off with silver glitter glue and a punched out silver star.

I have kept to a monochrome colour scheme - white with black or grey wash or black with a white wash, but I could imagine these in other brilliant colours and decorated in different ways. I find the simple shape pleasing and can see it as a basis for christmas cards, wrapping paper etc.

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