It started with me getting a thank you card that I really had not expected. It was beautiful and the sentiments expressed were the same.
1. I had balsa wood ovals in 3 sizes. After tracing around the paper, I cut them out and put them to the side.
2. I painted the largest ovals on both sides with the pea green acrylic paint you see in the picture. Since the medium and small ovals would only be seen on one side, I only painted one side.
3. After the paint dried, I glued the paper on top of the painted wood.
While I was at it, I took a map pin and pressed holes in the tops of the larger ovals prepping them for earring backs later.
I'm pleased with the way they turned out. I may make a pendant for a necklace.
BUT WAIT, THAT'S NOT ALL !
I just couldn't leave well enough alone.
Seeing the purplish water color stain, I ventured into making a cylindrical pair of earrings out of the paper.
I glued the card stock over the painted purple card sandwich style and let it dry. Then I cut it into two slender pieces just as you see in the picture.
something dangling at the bottom.
I went overboard and this is what I got.
It was resting on my shoulders in a bent formation. It was more than I wanted to wear. I had to decide what I'd do.
In the end I kept the top purple part and fit it with earring backs.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PAPER ?
I'd spent a lot of time on the paper, painting, measuring, cutting, top coating. It was hard letting go and I couldn't think of anything else I could use it for. After much hesitation, it ended up in the trash. Sometimes you just have to let go and learn from your mistakes.