Fun Textured Bowl
What would YOU do with a box of old dot paper strips from reams of vintage continuous feed printer paper?
Some products we used for this project
- Try using different widths of paper strips
- Find continuous paper and cut into strips
- Use colored paper, magazine paper, or junk mail
- Try different adhesives and mediums
- Try different sizes and shapes for your bowl.
- Use matte or gloss finish for different looks
- Try embellishing with buttons, jewels, ribbons, transfers, and more
- Turn upside down and use the hole for a lamp cord- make into a lamp shade
- Make different sizes and turn into a tiered piece
- Turn upside down and add a handle as a shew fly or cover
- If you have a quilling tool, it is easier to keep the paper strips together
- Use the smallest size skewer or stick to wrap around. The size of the stick will be the size of the hole
- Use a little light adhesive to keep paper wrapped on stick until you are finished. You should be able to slide the wrapped paper off the stick without ruining your wrap.
- Use a thicker medium that will not dry too quickly before trying to shape the wrap. It should be tacky and hold without being hard.
- SLOWLY and CAREFULLY shape the wrap over a bowl. Do not let the layers completely separate
- Use a heavier-grade medium to seal the bowl and hold it in shape.
- Seal as many times as it takes-inside and out- to keep bowl form.
- Let the sealer dry between stages!
- DIY and other clay-based paints are best if you want to do the wipe-back method.