Rolled Paper / Ruffled Paper

Here's a nifty follow-up to Monday's post that I stumbled upon at the quite new and always interesting site, Whipperberry.

The little, twig-like pumpkin, made of rolled and ModPodged strips of scrapbook paper, is way more rustic than the finely twisted Korean hanji featured that day, but I have to say it's quite lovely in its own right.

Emily posted a step-by-step tutorial for making the cute orb... you might want to roll up your sleeves as it sounds like good, messy fun!

Another site I'd like to introduce you to is Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate. It's a brand new blog started by Allison Patrick... you might remember her fantastic architectural quilling from last autumn.

Allie is on a mission to introduce us to thirty cool projects in the next thirty weeks, each of which will feature at least one of the three Rs. She's very clever and has an eye for design, so I know we're in for a treat.

Have you noticed how popular ruffles are right now? Well, Allie's kickoff project is a ruffled paper lamp that's covered in .... can you guess?

Coffee filters!

Follow the tutorial to make one of your own, or let Allie make one for you via her Etsy shop, Zipper8Design.
Ann Martin
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  1. Wonderful work.

    I went on an open studios tour in Great Falls, Va., this weekend and had occasion to meet Ronnie Jolles, who uses papers from all over the world in her creations. Do you know her work? Her site is:
    I especially like her clothesline pieces.

  2. Oh I love these links! Thanks Ann :)

  3. I just saw the tutorial for the orb yesterday on another blog and fell in love with that. I thought it was so cool.
    That ruffled paper lamp is awesome. I never would have guessed coffee filters.
    very cool

  4. Thanks, everyone! Maureen, I didn't know about Ronni's work, thanks for the link. It's quite beautiful!

  5. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment at my blog. Your paper rose tutorial was very helpful and I find myself coming back to your blog again and again for inspiration.
    good work.

  6. I love, love, love this pumpkin, unbelievable. And thanks for showing us Allison's blog. I will be following her over the next 30 weeks...and beyond I am sure

    Keep exposing us to all of these great artists Ann

  7. Both the pumpkin and the lantern are beautiful . Thanks Ann for the links to the tutorials.

  8. Thanks for featuring my paper pumpkins! I'm blushing!

    Kisses from the WhipperChicks!

  9. the light through those coffee filters is so pretty. and i just love those pumpkins up top, with the tiny tendrils. oh woops, i've already mentioned my love of coils and such :)


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