Sunday, March 11, 2012
DOILY SWAN AND FLOWERS
Cheery Lynn designs pop right out of the dies if I add a layer of waxed paper between the die and the paper, so I end up with a fragile waxed copy of everything I cut out. I can't bear to throw them away, because they are so delicate and pretty. So I figured out a couple of ways to use them.
First, I gathered with needle and thread the waxed paper version of Border Carnivale into a flower shape, tied the ends together, and sprayed it with glimmer mist.
But what to do about the doilies? I had dozens of them. Here's idea #2: I took the head of Cheery Lynn's Emperor Swan, colored it, and added it to a mixture of waxed paper and copy paper English Tea Party doilies. I folded each one in half, and then again in thirds; I mountain-folded the middle third again to give a three-dimensional standing effect to the swan. I've entered it into the Cheery Lynn Design Doily Challenge as well.
What fun! Now what shall we do with the Cheery Lynn Sunflower Doily?