Saturday, May 05, 2012

Rosette Wall Art (DT project by Jennifer Willis)

Rosette Wall Art

by Jennifer Willis

I recently saw items similar to these in a popular home magazine and thought they were great. Creating these rosettes is very simple and doesn't take very much time. To create ones like these, you will need the Frantic Stamper's Lg Rose stamp, buttons, a 3" & 3.5" circle punch, decorative edge punches, papers from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection (I used Good Afternoon, Jiko, Jasmine Tea and Pagoda), coordinating solid papers and quick drying adhesive (I used a glue gun).

For the smaller rosette, cut two 3" x 12" strips of paper. Adhere the two strips together at one end to create a 24" piece (it is actually a bit shorter). Beginning at one end, make a fold about 1/2" from the edge, fold again in the opposite direction 1/2" and continue (this is the fold you use to create a fan or pleats). When you have folded the entire strip of paper adhere the two loose edges together to create a circle.

Punch out one circle with each of the punches from coordinating papers. Mat the smaller to the center of the larger, push the pleated circle down with the palm of your hand so that it lays flat and adhere the matted circle to the center.

For the rosette with a decorative edge, punch one edge of each strip before pleating and make sure the decorative edges line up when attaching the two strips. Complete the rosette in the same manner as the first.

To create the double rosette, make one in the same manner as the first and set aside. Cut three 2" strips of paper that are also 12" long, punch, adhere and pleat as before. Flatten the larger circle out and adhere the smaller rosette on top, adjusting so that it is centered.

Color the rose image with coordinating colors. Embellish the centers of the rosettes with the stamped image and buttons.

Rosettes can be attached to thin strips of wood for hanging or if you are like me, poster putty works great also!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

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