Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hanging Burst from Found Materials


This star burst design was created from all found materials. The rays are made from rolled magazine pages, with drinking straw ends which glow in the sunlight. The center is an old rescued 'super' ball, with holes poked in it with a leather punch. Old toothpicks previously used to apply glue were used as the bases for paper rays. All fastened together with non-toxic glue and then two coats of polyurethane was applied. These look great when hung in a grouping of different sized bursts at different levels. And they turn nicely with a slight breeze. Great for a kid's room! A more conservative look can be achieved with more uniform rays, and subtler colors. I have also made them using discarded chopsticks and skewers. This one was crafted to place with two others already hanging in the rafters at my Creekside Studio Shack. Fun Art!

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