I'm about to move home and have some large walls to fill on a budget. I'd like to make some pictures or hangings using natural materials - leaves, moss, pebbles, shells, wood etc. - and maybe some arrange some diplays of similar. Does anyone have any ideas on projects I could make?
Scrap canvassing looks good, there's an article in quick & crafty which is a bit girly but there is a web address where you may get ideas.
Three or four big canvasses embellished with natural materials - use polyfilla for texture, very strong glue for flat pebbles, small tiles, hessian, fibres - how about chunky knits? Try asking a carpet shop for any old tile/carpet catalogues, same for wallpaper.
Thanks, champs, that's a good idea. My dd1 might be able to help, too!
Lol, skribble! No, definitely not what I had in mind!
hi5, thank you, this is exactly the sort of thing. I saw a beautiful hanging in our local gallery, it was made from wood, tufted wool, and pebbles knotted on with yarn - it was gorgeous but at a thousand pounds well beyond my wildest dreams! Your ideas are spot-on and I have had a quick look at that site - it looks like it will be very helpful and am off to have a good look round now!