Sunday, February 3, 2008

Yo-Yo Flower

Just something I whipped up last night for a friend. I love making these yo-yo flowers, as I call them. They're great quick little exercises in color theory. Origami and other papers were used for the flower itself, paper and acrylics on canvas board for the background.

Home-made Gift Boxes

For my mom's birthday this year, I got her a necklace and earrings. It was only later when I got home that I realized I had no wrapping paper. So, I transformed those boring little white gift boxes I got at the store into something FABULOUS (as they say here in the Hamptons)! With a little paint, paper, glue, ribbon, and a couple silk rosettes, I turned the gift boxes into gifts themselves. This is a quick and easy way to make any gift way more special. Maybe when I have some extra time, I'll run a tutorial on this project...