I have been collecting the card tubes from the toilet and kitchen rolls, as you do! with a view to making some wall art. So I set too, first I flattened the card tube and pressed the edges down using a bone, (or ruler) then marked 1/2" lines along the tube
then cut them up
I had saved a printed page that at the time had come out too dark but it was ideal for this project. I glued each strip onto the paper and let it dry.
Carefully cutting around the shapes using a craft knife. I then played around creating a pleasing pattern, before gluing each piece into place.
I found an old frame, sanded it down and painted it, mounting the design onto thick card and this was the final result
Ok it won't make the Tate but I was pleased.
I thought it could be a fun thing to do with children or grandies, you could use any paper for the bases or even paint/spray the card without the inserts. I had a play with different shapes, curling pieces around a piece of dowel, rather like quilling.
Possibilities are endless,
Enjoy your weekend