I have posted before about the utter delights of vintage childrens books- for slashing (Shock! Horror!) describing them as a “bottomless treasure trove of vintage craftiness”. And indeed, here is another way to showcase their charms. This is a different take on a collage- instead of gluing fun little items onto paper you glue fun little items on to sticks and watch them pop out at you!
I have done this a couple of times, the one shown here was done using cocktail sticks pushed into a bit of candle that I taped up with masking tape (ha, the things you use eh?) but the first time I did it was loads less effort and worked to greater effect so I recommend ze folloving vay…
Take a slim rubber (say, 2cm x 2 cm but .5 cm thick, ish) and a load of pins with big heads. (Gosh, I wish I knew the real names of things sometimes. Surely these have a real name? They are pins but with big coloured balls on the end?)
Take some glue – prickstick or glue gun, something with instant stick.
Take a whole load of teeny tiny papery things you have cut up. Words, birds, numbers, mushrooms. Those tiny photos they give you from the photo shop to preview your pack of pictures.
Glue the paper things onto the big pin heads.
When they are dry stick them into the rubber.
You are aiming to make the pins invisible so have them sticking out in ways that disguise the other pins.
Working from a central point and out in a kind of sphere works quite well.
Put it in a box frame. This one was £2 from a Mind charity shop.
Cut much up recently? Do share