Friday, 17 June 2011

Pink Elephants

It's a while since I have made one of these punched collages. I don't know why make them more often.  They are a lovely gift.  This has been given to a colleague on the arrival of a precious baby daughter.

I bought the frame from Tesco and gave it a wash with watered down white acrylic paint.This enables the grain of the wood to show through. It can't be any frame - there has to be a gap between the glass and the base for the punched pieces to sit without being squashed flat.
I keep a ridiculous amount of paper offcuts in the hope that I will find a use for them. All of these elephants have been cut from my stash.  I (strangely) enjoy all of the measuring, positioning and repositioning that has to happen to produce the finished result.

Resources:
Punch - Martha Stewart
           Acrylic Paint 
           Picture frame

2 comments:

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely gift. That's a great elephant punch and you're definitely not the only one who keeps every tiny scrap of paper! Lol. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOOh It's fabulous, I love that punch and what a brilliant result and fantastic gift, Gay xxx
p.s hope your commenting problems are resolved soon, I did check my blog but I was receiving comments throughout the time so didn't think it was my end:0) xx

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