Sometimes I will do anything to keep from cleaning the house…..so I went in search of projects on Pinterest.
One that caught my eye was using flowers to create art. I kept reading and knew I had to try this. it involved pounding the flowers with a hammer. 😳
I actually saw two different tutorials. One was to use watercolor paper and wax paper. The other was to use a piece of fabric and tape. They used a white paper-like tape. The only thing I had was wax paper and packing tape. And no watercolor paper or fabric that would work.
I started looking around and my eyes fell on some storage boxes I bought at Dollar Tree. Those collapsible fabric type ones. I’m not sure they are exactly fabric, but I figured they would work to practice with. I didn’t have white tape, but I did have some packing tape, so I thought I’d try it, too.
The storage container had two different weights of material, so I thought I would try both.
I have to say straight up, my practice became art. I am so amazed! I wish I had known about this at the beginning of summer. Anyway….on with the tutorial.
I gathered my supplies, including a hammer.
For my first try I used wax paper, the lighter weight material, and a bunch of flowers and stems.
I covered the flowers with the waxed paper and turned it over so I would be pounding on the material itself.
When finished, I removed the wax paper and the flowers and let it dry. It was like a beautiful, muted watercolor.
The photo above shows what it looked like when I turned it back over and started removing the tape. Beautiful!
So then I had to figure out what to do with them. I cut around the flowers on the first one and decoupaged it to a tile. When dry I sprayed it with a couple of coats of spray matte lacquer. I can display it or use it as a coaster. For the other one, I framed it in a vintage frame I had. It looks like it has always been in that frame. It looks so vintage!
My house is still not cleaned, but now my curiosity is satisfied, I am ready to tackle it ….. tomorrow.