Now, in upcoming classes, we'll be taking the magazine art in a different direction. By cutting strips, and either rolling them on a diagonal or folding and weaving them, you can get some pretty cool creations. Cover boxes, cover picture frames, or use a form to make a 'vase', there are a lot of possibilities. It takes a little patience and some tacky glue, but I've finished some samples that I'd like to share.
As you can see, I've done both rolled strips and folded strips for weaving. I was especially happy with how the one that was just black and white text pages turned out. It uses 1 inch strips, folded. Really like it!
In the next example, I used some of the altered CitraSolv pages. I purposely chose some of the 'uglier' pages that were just brownish that were kind of leftovers from the class, nobody was giving them any love. I love how it looks woven, very stone-like or marble-y. Totally redeemed the 'ugly' pages. I topped it with a trio of buttons. These were also 1 inch strips, folded.
I was lucky enough to find an article about sharks that had a lot of blue-toned photos. This box uses wider strips, about 2.5 inches or so, folded. I love the monochromatic feel to this.
The hardest piece to do was the rolled circle vase. It took quite a long time. I recommend that you be watching a good movie on TV while doing this! First you have to roll the strips. Then you flatten then, and wind them around a straw or pencil to the diameter that you want. I used tacky glue to hold all the circles together, over a yogurt container 'mold' which was covered with plastic wrap. It's small; not sure I have the stamina to do one much larger.
Finally, here's a larger shot of a box covered in the rolls. I selected earth tone pages for this box lid and glued the rolls on a diagonal.
Hope you enjoyed these!