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This framed project was made after being issued the challenge to make something using a limited number of supplies.
Those supplies were these items only: circle squeeze punches, alphabet stickers, 3 sheets of patterned paper, and adhesive and/or glue.
So, I began by selecting my patterned papers, being sure to select ones that were doubled-sided and had lots of colors throughout the pattern so they would add more interest to the overall project.
Knowing I wanted to frame the finished project, I cut down the grey tone-on-tone paper to a standard picture frame size before adding my alphabet stickers to spell out the quote “She is an artist and her life is her canvas.”
Then, I began punching circles with my Large Round N Round Squeeze Punch. If you look at the metal where the punched shape comes from you’ll notice a pencil eraser sized circle. Insert each punched circle back into the punch and line up the outer edge of the circle with the outer edge of the eraser-sized circle and punch again.
You should be able to get two of these leaf-like shapes from each whole circle as shown above.
Then you’ll start arranging your shapes so the outer edges form a circle. I found it easiest to arrange them without adhesive to balance the colors before adhering them. Mini glue dots work perfect for getting them put in place immediately. I don’t recommend using a liquid adhesive because they will shift before drying completely.
You’ll notice on the finished project that I left some of the circles unfinished to add more interest to the overall piece.
The finished piece will look something like this and is ready to be framed!
Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts)
Adhesive (Glue Dots International)
Alphabet Stickers (October Afternoon)