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!
It’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.
It’s all very simple and no skill needed whatsoever …. just a fine liner pen, five/ten minutes doodling …..……. followed by a bit of therapeutic colouring in!
But then ….. me being me, I just couldn’t resist adding a sprinkling of Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles ……
…. 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!