Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You HAVE to try this - kusudama

Once upon a time I discovered a lovely place called Folding Trees where absolutely everything is made of paper and it inspired me to try many projects and to look at paper in a whole new way...



Wayyyy back in January I made my first kusudama for my friend Karen. She and my friend Megan have some similar tastes and I knew Megan would like it too so I dusted off the memory, and re-visited the tutorial and made another.




I used some shimmery scrapbook paper I found that had a medium weight to it. Scrapbook paper is the perfect size for this project because you need just four sheets to make a kusudama using 3x3 inch squares. (and you'll have a few pieces left over)

The paper I used was medium weight and, while sturdy is good, it isn't flexible to make the whole thing come together easily where a thinner paper would work just great for that.


Still...I think they are just lovely! Read a little more about the kusudama here.

7 comments:

Rocksee said...

Wow.. that would take some serious talent.

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

This is awesome! Love the colors.

Thanks for the link to Folding Trees. I'll definitely be checking it out.

B said...

Wow. That looks terrific. Might have to go check that out.

the ungourmet said...

These are so beautiful! I showed my daughter and she agrees!

The Muse said...

I am a paper fanatic...we dedicate one whole tree during Christmas to paper art! I love your completed work~Fab!!! Just fab!

Brittany said...

So pretty!

You have some serious patience! :)

Sabii Wabii said...

These are cute. Thanks for the link! I've already begun the party. Stop by.
Terisa