Friday, November 2, 2007

Papel Picado

Hola! Last night for Day of the Dead, my crafty campadre in crime, Jojo came over and we made decorative Mexican paper cutouts - Papel Picado. (Thanks again for the research and the patterns, Jojo!). We both started out making cutouts from a pre-made pattern, and then, for our next batch, we adapted the designs and made our own! I made a pattern with birds and a skull . . . two of my favorite things. The challenge was to look at the negative space, and figure out how much paper to leave so that the little banner held together - they're made from tissue paper which is pretty delicate . . . today, it's back to work making more samples for my upcoming Toolbox Jewels class . . .

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