I like to recycle my old paintings, my mess-ups and experiments. It seems such a waste to throw away good watercolor paper.
Thank goodness I have a large flower paper punch and a sewing machine! When you cut up the mess-up paintings, you can hide the fact that they are, in fact, mess-ups.
To make a garland out of these:
- Set your sewing machine to the longest stitch possible.
- Sew straight across one flower and feed in another very closely behind it to not leave much of a gap. Then continue with the rest of the flowers.
- When you have all the flowers attached, sew a second line down through all the flowers about a quarter of an inch apart from the first, to keep the flowers facing forwards and keep them from turning.