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Animal Print Paper Flowers

1 All the flowers

From cavemen to cougars, animal prints have been worn by many. Some wear it well…

Bee 1n2

 others not so much…

not so good in animal print

Many a four legged beast were thankful the world over, when in 1947 Dior turned from fur to animal print.  From Gucci to Givenchy, many designers followed.

When browsing for animal print patterns to make paper decorations with, found much of the usual safari palette… giraffe, leopard, zebra, until I stumbled across these Ashley Goldberg prints.

1 ashely goldberg collage

 My attempts at these fine prints using watercolours.

1 my collage ag inspired ii

Making Paper Lanterns using Ashley Goldberg inspired prints.

animal print paper lanterns collage

Animal print & crepe paper flowers

jungle print paper flowers

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Leather Flowers

It took 300 days, 300 nights and numerous stitches before the leathery masterpiece could be revealed.

Much like pregnancy and childbirth, a whole lotta work for a beautiful end result…

close up jacky tsai leather flowers

15 needlesmiths, 1000 pieces of leather and a man with a vision.

Jacky tsai at harvey nichols

 Floral Skull Leather Sculpture by Jacky Tsai, on display at Harvey Nichols in London.

 Thought I’d give it a go on a much smaller and far less exotic scale. Handmade flowers using leather, felt and craft pearls.

6 all the leather flowers

This is how I’ll be using them over the festive season!

7 using the leather flowers

DIY Leather & Felt Flowers

10 cream tag