In this tutorial, you will learn how to put your scraps to good use to create some fun artwork to display in your childs room. These also make GREAT gifts for young children, or for Moms-to-be!
Supplies you will need:
Step 1: Gather scraps of like-colored paper. I chose to stick with tradiational blue skies and yellow/orange toned papers for my sunbeams. You can have as much variety here as you like, there is no wrong way to do this! Choose the colors that look good to you.
Step 2: Cut down your base paterrned paper to desired size. Since my piece of blue sky paper was only 7.5" wide, I chose 7.5" x 7.5" as the base size for my artwork. Trim a bunch of thin, different sized strips of paper from your sunbeam paper. Try to use varying widths of trianglular shapes when trimming.
Step 3: Start laying your sunbeams out onto your base patterned paper, originating from the top right corner of your paper. Continue adding strips of paper, using a punched out circle as a guide for where the center of the sun will be. Fill in all spots until you've reached desired fullness. Try alternating the colors to provide more depth to your sunbeams (I alternated the use of my lighter yellows and darker oranges as seen below).
Step 4: Using your die cutting machine, cut out 2 circles: 3.75" and 3.5". Adhere together using ATG adhesive.
Step 5: Stamp your sentiment to the center of the circle. Adhere to center of rays with foam adhesive.
Step 6: Use your paper piercer to poke hole through sun; add decorative brad.
Step 7: If desired, mount final product onto coordinating patterned paper or cardstock to give a more finished look:
(Optional) Here is another variation on this project. Instead of stamping a sentiment on the inside of the sun, I used my Silhouette to cut out a smiley face and adhere to the sun. You could either cut this face out of black cardstock, or draw on using a black marker - either way produces a fun, whimsical look for your new piece of handmade wall art!
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