It’s been a while since I posted, but I have a good excuse! Really! See, I’m teaching a class in June at the Brownsville Art Center, and prepping for it has taken up most of my time. I can prove it, too. Check out these badass flowers made from assorted junk (click any picture to see a slideshow with commentary):
A flower made from slices of toilet paper tubes.
You can see here where I experimented with edging the petals with markers. I found that it doesn’t make much difference either way.
This technique is actually meant for making ribbon roses, but I used a strip cut from a paper bag.
There are so many things you can do with aluminum cans! This flower, for example.
I am so in love with inner tubes as a craft material. This was my first (successful) attempt of this flower.
I made this while perfecting the technique. Four petals are much easier to arrange than five.
I love this button against the black rubber.
I made this out of soda can tabs and leather cord. This picture is shitty because I took it with my iPhone (the camera is fine, I just haven’t gotten the hang of it).
Same flower, different angle. This technique is trickier than it looks.
Quick and easy.
A closer look.
These aren’t all the types of flowers we’ll be making in class on June 20th from 10am to 1pm, but it’s a good sampling. You’ll be able to register at the Art Center soon; I’ll post an update when it’s set up. There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee for supplies.
There will be a ton of other activities designed to prepare artists for the Junk Art Show in August. Stay tuned to find out more.