Paper Art Tutorial

Back in January I introduced paper art and was asked if I would consider doing a tutorial.  This sounded like a good idea; I scaled the project to a smaller version just in time for Valentines giving.
Winter-Fun = Paper Art was a fun project you can use this tutorial to create the sunflower from last month.  The only difference is you design on a canvas instead of a plain card like we’re doing here.
If you scrap book or make cards then you probably have most of the supplies around the house, if not you can always improvise or make a trip to the craft store.

Supply List

  • Tacky Glue – Dries clear -what a blessing!
  • String, can be any kind, I used packing string; yarn would also work
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Blank card and envelope

Creating a Design

Lightly draw your design on the card using a pencil. I went with a heart because Valentines is just around the corner. Once the design is established outline it with the glue and then attach your string and let it dry.

Cutting Paper

Cut your pretty paper into small pieces.  They can be any shape you prefer. Add each piece to the card with glue one at a time until the card is completely covered.  This can be time consuming so you might want to sit down while you’re creating.
Once the card is finished let it air dry lying flat open.
The fun part of this project is to pick the person who’s going to receive your hand made card.  My husband was the receiver of this card and he loved it.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
 Paper Art for Valentines Fun
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13 comments

  1. I love this craft using string very unique thanks for sharing visiting from thrifty friday I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

    1. I'm glad you liked it… This happened to end up being my husbands Valentine's card… Thanks for stopping by and sharing! -Carole

  2. Carole what a cute idea! Love the mosaic look. Thanks for sharing at TTF@

    1. I'm glad you like it! You know you could probably leave spaces between the paper pieces to really get that mosaic feel. Great idea! -Carole

  3. Jessica Lane says:

    You are so crafty! I'm a little bit jealous 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to share this on The 104 Homestead Friday Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Jessica – it's been fun watching your hop grow. I'll see you there on Friday!
      Nice to see you stop by! -Carole

  4. Nell says:

    I am just now finding this post…what a neat and inexpensive idea! I can't wait to give it a try.

    1. Glad you like it – it's kind of a relaxing thing to make. -Carole

  5. Ana Lopes says:

    How sweet! I love your card so much! Thank you for sharing great tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  6. This is so cute! I happen to have 2 canvases in my closet I bought for a craft a while ago and never got to…this will be the perfect thing to use them for! Homeschool art project, here we come! Thanks for sharing.
    -Miranda at http://rahabtoriches.com/

  7. Oh, wow, I've got some kids who are going to love trying this out! Thank you for sharing.

    Renee co-host of the #shinebloghop

  8. Love the mosaic look – I bet my daughter would really enjoy this, too! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark Link Party!

  9. momanita says:

    i LOVE this – i'll be adding it ( your link) to my FB page so i don't forget it! i need to try this w/ my DD soon 🙂

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