Last week, while shopping for something else, I stumbled upon a little spirograph. It was 49 cents. 49 cents!! I saw it and thought that it might be an interesting scrapbooking tool. And hey, for 49 cents it was worth the try, right?!
So today I had a play with it. I first tried what I can do with it on plain white paper and when I got the hang of it I went on with colored pens on patterend paper.
I first thought about making background paper but then I decided to cut the flowers out so they can be used as basic embellishments and oh my, how cool are these??
When I had a whole bunch of these made I thought about other ways to use the spirograph so I took a transparent sheet and a permanent pen. It took a little practice to find out the right angle of the pen and I discovered that I had to work much slower and more concentrated to prevent the pen from slipping on the smooth surface. After all it was a really cheap spirograph so you cant expect professional quality, lol! Not all of them went ok the first time but some of them came out very nice.
Now aren't these pretty? I can use them as overlays as they are and I sure will with a couple of them. But another thing that I did is color them in with markers and tomorrow I will try a couple with paint. I did this on the backside so any alcohol in the markers will not dissolve the permanent marker, or if I use paint, you will still see all the lines when turning the flowers around even if I went over them with the paint.
And now it's time to create something with them :) The papers and tags you see in the next picture are all technique experiments and left overs. I think they will make great backgrounds for my fun flowers.
After I took this last picture I made some more flowers and discovered that layering paper flowers and transparent flowers also gives a really cool effect! I hope you come back later this week to check out what I created with all this! :)
Have a great week! Happy crafting!