Tuesday, 8 May 2012
McMESSY PANORAMA - A BIG MESS
This is the story of my panoramic mess. The picture above is just a small out-take section - I love it.
The instructions in the book were to create an extra-long page by taping extra paper to the page in the book. I decided I wanted an extra-wide page (why obey instructions) to do a panoramic landscape. The idea of plain paper didn't appeal and I used two McDonald bags, saved from when we had a blueberry muffin the other day - and I knew the bags would come in useful somehow.
Of course I made a mess to start with. Instead of cutting down one side of the bags and opening them out, I cut down each side and then had to think of a way of sticking them together again. Glue and tape would not take the sloshes of paint I planned to throw on them, so I stapled them together and onto the book. When the completed pages are folded into the book, this is what you can see:
and the centre two pages of the book:
and then the right hand section:
I am really quite pleased with it, never done anything like it before, and I really had a lot of fun.
Husband said 'Well, it's different! But you planned on making a mess, and you've made a mess, so you've been successful.'