I love the way these colors came out! These were just a simple, traditional paper bead shape, but the handpainted colors on them make these paper beads pop.
I used 12x18 inch paper and painted it with a mixture of purple and red acrylic paint. Once it dried, I cut it into 1 1/2 inch triangles, measuring along the longer side of the paper so my triangles were 12 inches long. Then I rolled them and gave them three coats of polycrylic, as always, and--wow! Paper beads with pizazz!