Pillbox Productions Handmade Paper Flowers
Ten years ago I found several 1950s Illustrated Weekly of India magazines in a pile of trash on Cerrillos Road. I was on my bike so I had to strap them on my bike rack and didn't really take a good look until I got home. What a score! Most of them were in pretty bad conditon, but I knew I would eventually find a way to use them. Over the years I have used parts of them for collage and in the last 4 years I have used them for my paper flower brooches. All of the flowers in these photos were made with pages from these magazines. I use several layers of varnish on each flower (after hand sewing the paper into flowers) - so they are very durable!
You can find a variety of these flowers in my shop on Etsy. I am in the process of making these flowers with vintage wrapping papers, comics and maps. Let me know if you have any questions.