Rolled Up Paper Art – Circular Shaped

February 28, 2017

I don’t know if this form of art is actually a thing or if I just made it up but I absolutely love making artworks from rolled up paper. It is a little bit time consuming but I think it has a great effect at the end so it is worth it. There are two different ways of doing it but I’m going to only show you one today.

For my artwork I’m making a rainbow but you can make whatever you want.

You will need:
– coloured paper (for this particular artwork I’m using one of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white)
– cardboard (any size you want)
– pencil + rubber
– scissors
– glue

1. Draw a faint outline of what you’re drawing, making sure you will be able to fit the rolled up paper between certain lines.

2. Pick one of your sheets of coloured paper and cut it into 8 equal pieces. You could start rolling from the A4 sheet or in individual strips but it is a lot easier to roll in smaller pieces.

3. Face the longer end of the 8th towards you and start rolling. Once you have almost finished, glue along the end of the paper and roll to the end. Make the sure the glue has 100% stuck to the paper otherwise it could unravel in the artwork.

4. Repeat Step 3 until you have rolled up all of the 8 pieces.

5. Cut the rolls into about 1/2 – 1cm pieces depending on how tall you want them to be. After you’ve cut them they will be a bit irregularly shaped so roll them in between your fingers to make them circular again.

6. To add the first colour to your artwork simply stick the bottom of the rolled up paper piece into the glue and stick on. Once you’ve put all of the that colour on, let the rest of it dry and store the remaining pieces.

7. Repeat Steps 2-6 with all of the sheets of paper until you have finished your artwork.

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  • Sarah February 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    This is so cute Keeley! x

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