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Add a little colour into your day with these fun techniques
We all know of pom-poms – but rather than making cute animals or decorative homeware, why not make a pretty art piece by crafting lots of differently coloured and sized pom-poms, and filling a jar. The more colours you can use, the better it will look! Fill the jar with the purple ones first, then blue, green, yellow, orange and finally red for a gorgeous rainbow effect.
This folding technique creates beautiful spirals of colour, which are then covered by a plain piece of paper with an aperture in the same shape. This makes the centre decoration really pop and look amazing. By using a range of coloured paper, such as Hunkydory’s Perfect Backgrounds Pad, you can create something truly lovely.
This paint pouring technique always gets impressive results. Using marbling paints, such as Jacquard Marbling Kit, you can pour blue, yellow and red straight onto your canvas, which is called a ‘direct pour’, or combine the paints in a jug and pour that on the pot, called a ‘dirty pour’. The primary colours will mix to create colourful results.
Quilled art always looks lovely, especially when it’s made from a range of different colours, such as in My Paper Stash Hedgehog Quilling 5mm Paper Strips. You can create rainbow spirals around the shape of your name, for a pretty bedroom plaque, or print a faint piece of artwork as a guide and quill over it – have you ever wanted to recreate Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night?
Don’t throw away old magazines, turn them into artwork instead! Folded magazine pages, especially brightly coloured ones, can make a pretty art piece when lined into stripes together. Try to order them by colour, starting with red and ending with blue. Then, once you’re done, add a sheet with a shaped aperture over the top to create a pretty centre image like in iris folding.
For a pretty ombré effect, you can use a lovely rainbow variegated yarn, instead of regular colour changes, to make a lovely knitted blanket. As you make row after row, the colour will gradually shift into the next, and the next, creating the most amazing gradient.
These clever wreaths are made with deco mesh, matching pipe cleaners and a wire loop. With a few rolls of differently coloured mesh, you can make a love rainbow wreath. Simply start with red deco mesh, tie several loops of it to a section of the wire loop with red pipe cleaners, and repeat with every other colour of the rainbow.