I dribbled a few drops of each colour of food colouring on the paper, then sprayed everything with water (that happened to be scented with patchouli -- might as well make it smell nice ;) and got this:
Lovely, eh???? (NOT!) Gail put hers through a shredder -- but my shredder is a cross shredder and, well, actually shreds paper to bits -- so I just used my paper cutter and left about an inch uncut. It would have been easier to use the strips completely cut, but I was afraid I'd mess up the order -- like it mattered! I ended up snipping them all free in the end.
If you haven't already peeked at Gail's blog, have you guessed my plan? Maybe this non-related picture will give you a hint:
Yes, I wove (rather pain-stakingly -- weaving is harder than I remembered!) the paper together to make this:
As I worked, I hoped that I would be able to dig up this old picture frame I knew we had in which I planned to put my finished work:
Kinda cute, eh? The colours are much prettier and more vibrant in real life.
Of course, while I was working, DD8 said, "Oh, I wish I could do that!" So I gave her some of my cast-off pieces and she did a great job creating this:
Thanks, Gail, for the great idea:)
Has anyone or anything inspired you lately?