After the oddest of years, create a thank you scroll hanging decoration. A meditative project to settle yourself in to the holidays. It was inspired by a merchant’s scroll, inscribed with important lists and figures, seen in the Special Collection of the Museo Correr in Venice. Find more ideas for making your own parcels in WrapLove.
- A strip of paper, about 37cm x 14 cm (14.5 inches x 5.5 inches.) I’ve used 190gsm (90lb) Bockingford Watercolour
- Crayons or coloured pencils – I’ve used Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels
- If water soluble, then you’ll also need a jar of water and a fine paintbrush
- Copy paper or a notebook for try-outs
- Hole punch
- Thin ribbon or string
Step by step:
- On your try-out paper, jot down a list of things you’re grateful for – small or large, ridiculous or fundamental.
2. Choose a few complementary colours which suit the words.
3. Transcribe the words onto one side of your strip of ‘special’ paper. Choose whether you prefer to write across the width or the height of the page.
4. If your colours are water soluble, let the brush and water do their magic now, by going over the letters. This helps me to focus on each word. Leave to dry.
Decorate the other side with a festive pattern if you like.
5. Make a central hole close to the edge of one of the short ends.
6. Attach a generous length of ribbon or string.
7. Secure with a knot.
8. Starting from the opposite end to the ribbon, roll the paper tightly into a scroll.
9. Secure by passing the long end underneath the previous loop – a half hitch.
10. Hang on tree, or in a window. Make many.
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