Well, if some of you are interested how they looked before
My used supplies from DecoArt
DecoArt Traditions Titanium White, Medium Grey Value 6 and Crafters Acrylic Gloss White
Well...while we're at it talking about DecoArt.....yes, i'm also a proudly member of the
DecoArt International Design Team featuring Andy Skinner
Missing mojo is the past! (:o)
Please visit the DecoArt DT site and just a *click* on the images offers another step by step tutorial.
Now i want to turn your attention to paper weaved baskets and i'm showing you, how you can make them
Every weekend, my letterbox gets full of consumer advertising and i had to make something with it.
I used a long skewer and rolled the paper with a little bit glue at the end.
Pull out the skewer when glued together and make more
You'll need a lot of these rolls for two baskets
A circle of cardboard forms the size of the basket. I adhered an uneven number of flattened paper rolls
Glue another circle - the same size on top
Glue paper on top ( circle must be a little bit larger than the cardboard circle) and turn around
Make cuts inbetween the paper rolls and glue down the paper
Now the tricky part! Before you glue down another paper circle, you have to adhere one paper roll also. This is the roll you need to start weaving the basket
I hope you can follow so far......(:o)
Up to the weaving part i'm showing with the next picture
Weave the paper rolls onward, backward, onward....and so on....
Paper clips are very handy to hold everything in place
When you come to the end of the paper roll you're weaving with, just use some glue and stick another paper roll into the last one and extend the weaving roll...
Flatten the weaving paper roll, while you're weaving but not up to the end otherwise you can't stick another roll into the ending part.
Go on weaving
When you come to the end, just glue the ending parts behind each other
If you have some leftover paper rolls use them to embellish the basket
My DecoArt supplies for the painting part
First i used Decoart Traditions Aquamarine
Followed by a wash ( diluted paint with water) of Quinacridone Yellow Iron Oxide
One wash or two of Quinacridone Gold. Let all layers dry naturally
Maybe you have some pearls to adhere, too
I sealed the baskets with Duraclear Matt Varnish and highlighted with Metallic Lustre Gold
Now you have a unique handmade basket
Thanks for your patience and reading up to the end.
Love to read your appreciated comments