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Make Wall Art With Pieces of Colored Paper

Thanks so much for coming by to visit. I've been playing with paper again. Gosh, I love paper. I like making little boxes and butterflies, and all kinds of  stuff with paper, so when I came across Patricia Zapata's site A Little Hut I was thrilled. It's all about cutting paper. She made a wall art piece that is so beautiful and colorful I had to try my hand at making one.

Here is my version:

scrap paper to make art

I cut out pieces of paper in the shape of a leaf - or almost a leaf. I just kept cutting and cutting - I needed lots of little leaf shapes. :)

It wasn't bad. It went quickly. I sometimes layered 2 or 3 pieces of paper together and cut out a lot more leaf shapes at once.

Don't worry about a pattern, for Heaven's sake. Just cut away.

Love making art with tiny pieces of paper

Here are some of the leaf shapes... all slightly different.

Then, in order to glue the pieces of paper onto a canvas, you have to fold down the bottom part of the "leaf". This will be glued to the canvas.

Before gluing to the canvas you need to clip the corners of the "leaves" in the piece that will be glued to the canvas, so that it doesn't show as much in the final work.

On a square canvas board I drew a large spiral loosely over the canvas in pencil....

Then I started gluing the little pieces of paper here and there all over the canvas... I faced the little paper "leaves" all toward the center of the canvas.

My favorite glue is Fabri-Tac. I use it for everything. It's super good, super holding. I like hot glue also but whatever I use it on usually ends up coming apart.

Art made with piece of scrap paper

And then just keep adding little pieces here and there - it's kind of fun to try to decide where to put the different colors.

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  1. This would be a great project to do with kids! Thanks for sharing with the NEW #PinFest!