Wow, Lisa Rodden has some serious patience! I will do a lot for the result of awesome art but this lady goes about and beyond for her art. Her time is well spent and her work is amazing!
Lisa is an Australian artist whose inspiration comes from the various cultures she experienced.
“We as humans are lost without our connection to land and to one another, and the state of things around us is a reflection of that. The truth is that everything is inextricably linked and everything we do impacts something. For me, to create is to connect with truth, and through this I want to bring people a sense of peace and a sense of place.” via Lisa Rodden
Via Mess For Less
Great idea for children. Get some bubble wrap, paint and a bit of canvas (or paper) and you’ve got yourself a beautiful work of art. It is even better when your kids make it for you, so I’m told. Let me know how it goes
Check out the post for the tutorial!
A friend shared this artwork with me and I was floored. I believe his exact words were “get ready to have your mind blown!”. Thank you Ben, for introducing me to this amazing artwork!
I am always interested in new and creative art and I don’t know how much more unique you can get than this. I’ve seen people you quilled paper to design letters of the alphabet but I’ve never seen anything like this. Kudos to the artist for combining interests in the most amazing way! WOW!
Art by Lisa Nilsson
These are the coolest envelopes I’ve ever made! I was pretty excited about them.
Things you will need:
- Scrapbook paper- I used heavy paper but you could get away with regular weight. Also, you can find the paper at Michael’s in individual sheets or in large packs.
- Hot melt glue
- Exacto knife
- Pencil (with an eraser)
Use your ruler and pencil to make an outline of an envelope on the designed side of your scrapbook paper.
I’m not going to lie, I unfolded a standard mailing envelope to get the dimensions I needed and tweaked them to my liking. Mine looks something like this.
Use your scissors to cut around the outline.
This part is important! Make sure your paper is laying with the designed side facing you (unlike my picture).
If you are using heavy paper: Line your ruler up along one of the inner lines you’ve make with your pencil. Use the ruler as a guide and very lightly score the line with your exacto knife. Continue to do this with all other lines. When you finish you should be able to fold the flaps (toward the undesigned side) without them tearing.
If you are using regular weighted paper just fold on the lines (toward the plain side of your paper). Don’t bother cutting with your exacto knife.
*At this point you can customize your envelope. I rounded the top corners of my side flaps to mimic the curve of the top flap.
Fold the bottom half up and hot melt glue the side flaps to it.
There, you have made your first envelope! The process is kind of addicting… as you can see I made several envelopes.
Hopefully you enjoyed it. Happy cutting