Our brand new paper strand mobiles started out as an idea to turn our love of patterned papers and hanging mobiles into an affordable gift. The design brief was very specific too: It needed to suit any room in the contemporary house.
Here’s a little peek behind the scenes on our process.
After figuring out what imagery we wanted for each mobile design, I started testing out the idea using the vast amounts of scrap papers we have in the studio.
What makes these mobiles special is the fact that they’re sewn together. I dug out my old sewing machine from home to sew the samples together. We had too many prototypes hanging in our studio for weeks while I figured out details in hanging lengths, that it almost turned into a curtain of paper. It lead to a lot of us accidentally running into them!
The fun part was working on the final art. It meant having to scour our vast amounts of vintage and collected papers looking for the right patterns and colors.
I’m pretty happy on how these turned out. Petit Collage paper strand mobiles are available in our shop at www.petitcollage.com and retails for $15.