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playing with tissue paper

Valentine's Day is coming up! Know what that means? An excuse to play with all the craft supplies I've been hoarding..er..I mean, collecting!

A dollar store recently opened up next to my regular grocery store. It's a good one too! It's not Dollarama, but it has a lot of great stuff in it, including craft stuff. The other day I bought a pack of two heart-shaped styrofoam thingies. No plan, I just figured I'd play and see if anything exciting happened.

I gathered up all the pink and red stuff I had, which wasn't a lot. Mostly it was just papers and buttons, and not a whole lot of buttons even. This, of course, means I need more buttons. But I digress...

playing with tissue paper

I grabbed the Mod Podge and started adhering torn bits of pink tissue paper to one heart. I liked the crunchy, squishy, buckled kind of texture I was getting by using too much Mod Podge and gluing the tissue paper on too fast, so I just went with it. It was actually kind of fun! I did the other heart in purple, just because. When a couple layers had dried, I snipped off a bit of ribbon, looped it, and attached it to the heart with a straight pin. Voila! Instant ornament for...something and somewhere. I'll get to that part later.

I wasn't bored yet, so I smeared more tissue paper on some pink card stock with the Mod Podge. This was actually kind of therapeutic, in a zen-like zoning out kind of way. I left it overnight, partly because I used a lot of Mod Podge, and partly because I had no idea what to do next. Inspiration struck at some point during the night. I printed a heart shape onto card stock, then used that to trace a bunch of hearts onto the back of my masterpiece. Then I cut them out and thought of things I could use them for. There are loads of possibilities: use them in a garland, glue them onto picture frames, use them to make cards, attach them to random objects around the house, and so on.

playing with tissue paper

I like making stuff. :)


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