Friday, 14 June 2013

Doodled Paperweight

I was mooching in the back of one of my cupboards when I found one of the Poundland paperweight photo frames I’ve had squirreled away for ages and fancied a bit of a doodle!
doodled paperweightIt’s easy to miss these paperweights in Poundland because until you really pick them up,  it’s not that obvious what they are, but it really is worth popping a few in your basket.
Poundland paperweightIt’s all very simple and no skill needed whatsoever …. just a fine liner pen, five/ten minutes doodling …..
doodled paperweight 1Poundland paperweight photoframe…. followed by a bit of therapeutic colouring in!
doodled paperweight 2But then …..  me being me, I just couldn’t resist adding a sprinkling of Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles ……
doodled paperweight 3doodled paperweight 4
…. and, as there is a slight hollow under the paperweight,  it was possible to add a few yellow flat backed gems in the centre of the daisies, which gave the finished paperweight an extra depth.
When the gems and glitter were dry,  I put a little Ranger Glossy Accents round the edge of the paperweight and stuck the doodle down, leaving to dry overnight.  Then I trimmed the paper/card round the edges and simply stuck down the self adhesive velvet underneath that comes with the weight, done and dusted!  If I was being critical …. I wish I’d made the doodle a lot smaller to look like millefiori …. but that’s just me.
Children would love making these to give as presents for Granny, Granddad, Teachers, etc. and it’s also a lovely and different way to preserve their drawings ….. and for just £1 it’s a no brainer!


Sue said...

Really pretty.

tilly said...

I really NEED to go shopping with you lol...... off to look if our poundland have any

Mrs A. said...

That looks really effective and I love your doodling pattern. Hugs Mrs a.

marc said...

Fab love what you done zentangles doodles (black and white ) would look so good in these lots of examples on the net just put in zentangles or black and white doodles in search engine you can add a highlight colour as well like gold red mind you you can use two of your fav colours or ones that match your décor if you cant draw stamp a bold image and fill it in big love marc PS Helen when you see them again your have to get me some and bring them down thanks

qwiksave said...

Great idea! Would be nice with christmas designs on for pressies. So glad that we had Poundland open in our town just last week. x

SueF said...

Love it!


jc2711 said...

What a fab-u-lous idea, I do love your blog :)

Jackie and Bob