|1. Circle Medallions|
Design Vertigo's last window display was A love Story window for valentines day. Our media for this project was book pages - different size books and different ages (so the page color would vary).
Theres a few different things going on here:
1. The First: the hanging circle medallions. (yeah, I could't think what else to call them.) We got the idea from this tutorial, but amended it to fit with the size and shape of the book pages we were using. Basically its just fan-folding enough pages and sewing the centers so they stay in place. A little putzy, but so worth it! These medallions hang at different lengths and there are two different sizes.
2.For the garland stung across the window, we used red yarn because it hung the nicest. to make the pieces on the yarn we just cut out a bunch of squares, varied sizes. lightly 'folded' to cut the heart or hearts in the center. Folded the top edge over the yarn and stapled.
|3. Hanging Hearts|
3. Not dreaming of wasting all those perfectly good hearts we just cut out, we strung them together to make our third window element. this was way easy and just used tape in between two hearts with the sting sandwiched in the center.
These three elements, all made of the book pages, layered together is a wonderful look. It turned out very sweet and delicate which is just the vibe I was going for. LOVE it!
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.One shade the more, one ray the less,Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron (1788-1824)