Thursday, 14 March 2013

Making Tissue Paper Flowers at Gressenhall

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Making these flowers out of tissue paper was probably my favourite part of the day at Gressenhall; strangely a week or so ago I had been thinking about paper flowers having seen a few crop up in very beautiful blogs.

I was keen to have a go at this Mothers' Day childrens' activity so the rest of the family wanted to join in. It was very well run with plenty of precut colourful rectangular pieces of tissue paper to fold and clear instructions as to what to do. I took a picture so that I don't have to write them all out:

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blog _paperflowersinbagWe took six of these fluffy fat flowers home and this definitely won't be the last time I make them!

Thanks Gressenhall.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Lettering and old tins - the graphics of a bygone era

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I saw a wealth of old graphics today. I wonder how bright they would have been in their hey day?

ImageI love the contrast of this script and the simple block type beneath.

ImageSo glamourous this one. It makes me think of Busby Berkeley dance sequences, Hollywood and the 1930's.

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What interests me about this one is the price. This is a metal sign designed for longevity; prices must have gone up far more infrequently than they do these days.

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Now this one - while I like it - makes me laugh more than anything. Hope you see why!

You can see all these yourself at the Gressenhall Museum just outside Dereham in West Norfolk.