A little while ago I made a bunch of origami stars out of old book pages.
Even though I really liked those stars I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if I add a bit of paint, a few stitches with my sewing machine and some words. ;-) So I finally tried it ….
… and loved it so much, that I made some more.
I’m planning to use some of them as tags on Christmas gifts, some will go on a little Christmas tree and the rest will probably looks sweet in a window.
If you wanna create your own mixed-media stars, you can. Just for you I filmed how I made them.
But first, here’s a list of what I used. Of course, please feel free to swap out stuff or simply use what you have on hand. This is meant just as an inspiration.
List of materials:
-origami star made out of old book pages, instructions on how to fold the star can be found HERE
-gesso (alternatively white acrylic paint)
-silver acrylic marker or acrylic paint
-white acrylic paint
-materials for mark making like old credit card, little tube cap, piece of drinking straw or similar
-decoupage glue or matte medium (if you don’t have either you can use any clear drying glue)
-printed out words or similar, scraps of fabric
-little silver stars or similar decoration
-little glass bead(s)
And this is how I made the stars:
I’m wishing you lots of fun making stars! If you make some, I’d love to see them! :-)
And if you have any questions, just ask in the comments!