Monday, 22 February 2010

Creating Serendipity Shapes

Do you have lots of odd scraps of paper, and no idears as to what to do with it why not make serendipity shapes. You can use any paper for this at all old bingo cards, wrapping paper, scraps of vellum, odd scraps of papers. Tear or cut them into about 2" or smaller squares or random shapes Then glue them onto a larger piece of paper in any order I used a piece of 12x12 paper and PVA glue but you could use a glue stick or whatever you have
I just glue the pieces on to my backing paper in any order I fancied 














This is the first stage finished At this point you can add glitter, rub ons, peel off, stamped images, anything you fancy really











I added all kinds to mine at at this stage it looks to me like its a right mess, and it was destined for the bin but I had started so as the saying goes I will finished  The next stage is to cut out any shapes you fancy from this square I used a star shaped punch 
Now they are looking better but needed something else, well as everyone knows I love buttons so I thought why not add a button to each one I did not pick the colours I just went with the radom theme
The finished stars all ready to go onto a project :) 
Some close ups
This is not my techique I came across it while blog hoping and surfing I,m not sure who created it but the possabilities are endless and it sure is lots of fun 



12 comments:

gwyneth said...

They look fab. Glad to have found your blog going onto my bookmark pages. See You next month Gwyneth

debbi taylor said...

what a great idea! TFS

Debsg said...

Very serendipity. It looks great.

Glen said...

I have many of these from swaps I was in years ago. They are a great way to use up paper scraps. TFS. ~Glen~

Hi I'm Maria... said...

brilliant idea alma, thanks for finding and sharing...

maria xx

suecreatingmemories said...

My daughter introduced me to these a couple of years ago. We made squares which we decorated and used on cards.

Sall said...

oh these look interesting, I was wondering what to do with all my scraps of paper...thanks for a fantsatic idea!

Carmen said...

I got a whole stack of these from a swap on UKS. That involved cutting the 12x12 into 4" squares if I remember correctly then we sent them off and got one each of each others different designs back. Was great fun. You are right, when you are making it you think well surely I'm doing it wrong. But they look fab when they are all cut up. Good idea to cut them down as stars.

sue-bubbles said...

How fabulous Alma, a brilliant idea and SO effective! Thank you for the inspiration Alma!
Sue x

craftattack said...

Intersting technique, would be good for working with kids

Kerry said...

What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it.

jan said...

wow fab Alma, Jan x

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