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Blue mountains paper mobile DIY.

October 29, 2015

Only a few days left until I’m actually close to the blue mountains. Naturally it’s reflecting in most recent DIY. Naturally. That’s how I cope with excitement, I guess. Australia, I’m coming!

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

So I made this blue mountain dip dyed paper mobile to get me in the mood for all the adventures ahead. As if I weren’t excited enough…

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

All you need is:
– white paper
– blue acrylic paint
– water in a metallicΒ bowl
– black paper
– string
– a branch
– washi tape

Make a summer journal for adults to write all your adventures down to read when the days get colder and shorter.

Put a little of the acrylic paint into the water bowl and stir well. Cut triangles out of the white paper and dip them into the colored water. Do this several times to create these optical layers.

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Let them dry completely.

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Stick them on the black piece of paper and cut them out. That makes them more stable and perfect for hanging.

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now attach the string to the back of the blue mountains with the washi tape.

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Tie the other end of the string to the branch. Add one more string to hang it on the wall and voilΓ‘! You’re done!

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Doesn’t it look cute hanging on the wall? I’m totally smitten with the layered look.

blue mountain paper mobile DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now. Carry on!

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9 Comments

  • Reply selina October 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    YAY! Dip dyed paper…I love dip dye. This layered look is perfect for mountains. Have fun in Australia!

    selina

    • Reply sarah October 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Right? I’m so pleased how they turned out. πŸ™‚ Now I’m off packing …

  • Reply Booksphotographsandartwork October 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Mobiles are fun! Love the mountain theme. Hope you have lots of fun in Australia, take lots of pics for us.

    • Reply sarah October 31, 2015 at 7:43 am

      I’m glad you like it and of course I will take lots of pictures. You might see one or two (hundred) here on the blog afterwards… πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jeanine November 6, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

    • Reply sarah November 6, 2015 at 5:53 am

      Thank you, Jeanine. That means a lot.

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