Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Print Paper Roses

 A Fresh batch of an old favourite☺ Read more about us making some up for your special function over here

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Vibrant Dinner Decor Project

A fun and super quick way to give a dinner party a vibrant hand-crafted touch.  Instructions to quickly dip-dye serviettes or napkins in diluted food colouring, allow to dry and use! How to video below.

Dip dyed Serviettes – You will need

  • White paper serviettes or napkins
  • Food colouring – diluted with water.  You can decide how much water you would like to add to create the shade you would like.

Hint – If you are in a hurry, use a hairdryer to gently blow dry the paper serviettes
or place on racks in an oven, with only the fan running.
This process is inspired by shibori techniques – a Japanese resist dyeing method that produces some magnifient results.  Its a simple way to satisfy the creative urge I have to dye fabrics, and to inspire my guests with a handcrafted touch
No time to DIY - Chat to us about doing it for you.
We'll send you a quote for your special function. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape – familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy with the outcome.
Did you know that the apple is actually part of the rose [rosaceae] family?  We’ve made plenty of paper roses, so I guess paper apples are a natural progression!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes

The Strelitzia is a vibrant indigenous South African flower – also known as The Bird of Paradise Flower or the Crane Flower.  It’s name suits it’s bright and angular appearance!
It was lovely to make a set of buttonholes for a wedding with a strelitzia theme.  They were cut from Book print paper before being painted and assembled.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rose Bouquets – Paper Blooms for a Very Special Occasion

We have been commissioned to create a number of paper rose bouquets for an upcoming wedding.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Stage Design of Hanging Paper Leaves

Recently I was involved in designing a paper installation for an exciting stage backdrop. The stage decor team at my church CityHill Hillcrest, decided on a paper leaf theme to coincide with Autumn and to have an beautiful opportunity to recycle discarded office paper.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Freshly Found Showcase - Mini Paper Proteas

Over the past 6 months, we have navigated 2 house/office/studio moves.  We are happily settling down into our new space which has a magnificent view over the Krantzkloof Gorge. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Paper and Sari Decor for a Baby Shower

It was so much fun to host a baby shower for my daughter a few months ago.  Together, her sister and I put together a special day, with the help of some family andfirends.   We made  sari bunting, tissue paper wall flowers, paper pin-wheels and photo-props.  A great time was had by all!
We worked hard to make it a beautiful surprise with yummy eats and a few sweet games to play.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Multi-coloured Paper Proteas – A Bright Way to Start the Year

It’s been a joy to start the year off with such a bright and cheerful order for a client – These paper proteas are an old Freshly Found favourite interpreted in a new way.  It’s always a pleasure to paint those petals, and assemble the layers to create the paper version of an indigenous bloom

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children’s puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured picture parts, and wrapped some ribbons around from my personal stash.  The result – Celebratory decor with an interesting story – my favourite!