|Colorful Hand made paper Weights|
Here I share a few cherished ones that remain , antique pieces, I have packed and stored carefully, beautiful, colorful fancy eco friendly paper weights.
The traditional shapes in paper weights, crystal colored glass heavy round balls, look the same everywhere and there is often risk of the glass falling and breaking or chipping and also some one may accidentally get hurt , a child or a pet thinking of using this as a ball!
making creative colored and different shaped paper weights also makes them look attractive and unique but also serves the purpose of holding the office desk neat, what more an eco friendly hand made paper weight, doing your bit for the environment.
|Different shapes fancy paper weights for gifting|
|Hand made office paper weights|
2) Clean the moulds, dry them well, and arrange oil paints,and cement plaster of Paris mixture along with some glue.
3) Decorating your paper weights can be done with any fancy materials, colorful cloth flowers, shiny sparkling different shapes mirrors, glitter, colored stones, fancy buttons, silk,ribbons , plastic flowers or just about anything you wish to stick on to make the paper weights unique and fancy.
4) While making Hand made Paper weights , keep one thing in mind, the usable aspect. Paper weights need to be a bit heavy so that they can serve your purpose and this I have tried with paper machie but the weights become too light and of no use for the purpose.
5) Consider the size that is comfortable to keep and use on your table. Very small paper weight or very big one will not look good. Size decided select the mould for pouring the ready mixture.
|6) See that there are no lumps formed in the cement mixture or air bubbles while pouring in the mould. For getting a perfect shape of your wish this step is very important.|
|Different shape artistic hand made paper weights|
|Abstract shape hand made eco friendly paper weights|
8) Once dried off well remove the mould or thin plastic can be cut off to get a beautiful shaped fancy artwork. Trim off any abnormal extruding parts lightly and make clean shape.
9) Finally paint it using oil paints, first layer as base color, and then any patterns or designs in colorful shapes or floral prints. Cover this with a thin layer of protective varnish.
|Mould to make hand made eco friendly paper weights|
|Fancy paper weights|
|Shiv ling shaped paper weight religious symbol paper weight|
|Colorful healing stones hand made paper weight|
|Fancy shiv ling shaped paper weight|
|Golden rose eco friendly hand made paper weight|
Have a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year!