Scallop art! It's everywhere, but usually in solids like gold or paint chips, so I wasn't sure how it would come out, but I got to cutting while hoping for the best. I tried using my 2" circle punch but the paper doesn't exactly lie flat after being smothered so liberally with washable paint so I switched it up and just traced the bottom of a cup that is also 2". Then I cut them by hand.
Then I attached them each with a dot of craft glue, using the lines as my guide. Over and over and over again. Actually, it wasn't that bad. Every four rows or so I'd stop and lay a couple magazines on top until the glue dried. Since the circles aren't flat, they tend to shift as they get layered, so I found I was able to keep the wiggling under control for four rows, but more than that and things started to get wonky.
I LOVE it. It reminds me of an Eric Carle illustration. I made it thinking it would go above the fireplace, but the proportions aren't right...and it may be a little too bright. And it looks great in M's room.