I've been wanting to have a stash of beads ready for projects. Instead of painting paper, I grabbed scraps out of my background techniques drawer. Some are acrylic paints on paper towels, peeled off papers, a project that didn't turn out as I wanted for a swap, worksheet wonders, some worksheets embossed in an embossing folder and an inked gift bag.
Tore the paper into strips 3/4" to 1-1/4" wide and wrap around a narrow skewer. I like to add glue to the first wrap around and the end bit.
These are the beads I made:
Most of the beads I wrapped with fun fibers, some I added beads to and on one I wrapped with copper wire and beads. These are the beads I made with the painted paper towels:
These are the beads made from the papers used to iron off the painted embossing powders: These are from the other assorted papers:Fun! Fun! Fun!