I came across this video on Maremi Small Art. Marta Lapkowska uses toilet paper tubes (or as my sister used to say to class it up a bit, "toilette paper") to make amazing abstract dandelions. Check out her video for set-by-step instructions.
It's pretty simple- cut into the paper roll to make the petals:
I used a paper towel roll and sliced it open so I could make a smaller flower. I cut the roll in thirds, and taped the tubes back together- one the original size, rolled the tube to make a smaller diameter one, and the third smaller yet. Tape the tube together, flatten out the petals. and you're really to stamp.
Spread out some acrylic paint on a craft mat - first I used three different shades of blue . Smooch the roll around in the paint and then pounce it onto your paper. It takes a few times and a few twirls to get some good coverage - we're not going for perfection here - just some abstract dandelion-ish flowers. I started with the lightest blue and ended with the darkest color.
I did a few test runs - one on a craft lunch bag with blues and another on white with yellow and green.
Really like this yellow, green, and black combo !
I wasn't sure how to finish the center of the flowers and then remembered my trusty Dollar Store silicone brush - perfect for making center dots!
I made an easy journal page with this technique - added some text tape stems and black and green acrylic paint splatters. Some fibers I found at an estate sale were perfect for the grassy bottom - a spring-themed stamp, and DONE.
Thanks for sharing this fun technique, Marta!