Sunday, August 21, 2011

day 21: pretty pattern

Patterns consisting of concentric circles are on the top of my favorite-patterns-of-all-time list.  I've used the pattern in my daughter's birth announcement and also on her baptismal candle.  A couple weeks ago, I convinced my better half that we could make this pretty pattern out of TP tubes and hang it above our bed as wall art.  We both converged on the vision of an all white art piece, which would pop against our chocolate wall.  This is what it looks like so far...unglued...unfinished...

credits: *paislee press 2010 calendar stamp, that i modified for 2011.
*overlay edge stax by Kim Liddiard and *hand drawn circle doodle by me.

One TP roll makes 1 "circle".  One paper towel roll makes 2 & 1/2 "circles".   6 TP rolls + 1 paper towel roll later = about 1 ft. 2 in in length.  Thanks to momC & tintin for their donations!  We just need 7 more batches of rolls like this & we'll have enough to fit above our bed.  So, we're still collecting/accepting unwanted rolls! 

As if I'd stop at one project!  I have to make a colorful version for my daughter's room.  I'm inspired by this art piece "Collective" by Jodi Fuchs.  
I first saw it inside CostPlus World Market over a year ago. She's described the piece as "inspired by the overlapping circles of connection on facebook". I looked her up and found she also sells poster reprints in her etsy shop HomeShanti.  Whenever possible, I prefer buying direct from the artist, plus it makes acquiring this beautiful artwork more of a reality for me! 

Oh, don't miss out on all the pretty patterns posted by the rest of the challengers here:





7 comments:

Jen said...

Very cool project! Post a tutorial? Love those overlapping circles. I've had my eye out for a fabric with a very similar pattern, to make new curtains.

<3 jen @ stuffjendid

PeaceMama said...

this is lovely. great job!

J's mom said...

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Stopping by to let you know you’ve been featured at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2012/03/40-fun-toilet-paper-roll-craft-projects.html

cactusmango said...

Thank you Jen! Have you made your curtains yet?

cactusmango said...

thank you PeaceMama! I'm still actually building onto this piece. I've added more than 100 rolls to it thus far!

cactusmango said...

wow Why thank you J's MOM for sharing that link!


*blush*

cactusmango said...

oh I forgot to answer your request Jen about posting a tutorial. Honestly, I didn't take pix of the steps, because I followed another blogger's tutorial here:
part one: http://www.savingbymaking.com/2011/03/wall-art-part-one/
and
part two:
http://www.savingbymaking.com/2011/04/wall-art-part-2/

hope this helps!