It was so satisfying to upcycle every element in this mixed media collage!
Not everything I make sells at our local galleries, so this pretty picture came home. I loved the rich color of the acrylic paint plus the copper corners, so I carefully removed the paper image and proceeded to cover the glittery edge that was left.
I scoured my “pretty paper” images for warm tones and cut them into 1/2″ strips with my paper cutter.
Step One: Weave the paper strips in a lattice securing only the ends so more pieces can be weaved in. Weave a complete square.
Step Two: Attach gold lame cord to metal leaves (or you could substitute wood or paper leaves)
Step Three: Use hot glue to attach complimentary colored buttons to the top.
Step Four: Wrap the lame cord around the buttons to secure them.
Step Five: I labeled a tortoise shell cabachon and attached it with hot glue.
Isn’t this a nice way to celebrate fall?