I will add an embellishment of some sort to the top of the pencil depending on how I intend to use them. For some that I am planning on attaching them to journals that I am doing. Below is a close up of the pencil and an example of one journal I am currently working on that I will add the pencil to. It's just another way to incorporate art into everyday living.
The pencils are quick and easy to make, and fun to see how the design turns out. This pencil is actually done with a decorative napkin that I separated the backing from. In the picture above the green and blue are made with sparkled tissue paper and the brown one is made with an old sewing pattern. Using tissue paper or something similar is easy to work with and blends well so you do not see where new paper has been placed.
Give it a try...Have fun...To learn more about neat ways to incorporate art into your life, check out my class offerings that begin next week at Stardust Ceramics in Perkasie