I added butterfly cutouts scanned from a vintage silk scarf and printed on lightweight paper, (fiskars) paper punch flowers, a little daily wisdom from a recycled children's book, and a bit of wire. I'd love to add glitter but half my studio is moved to the new house and the glitter is not here in the remaining stash This was a fun distraction from the painting and cutting and hanging mill work!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The snail prints found a home on some pins fashioned from resin coated dominoes. I think I will send one to a friend who studies mollusks.
I made some bottle cap and button pins too using more snail prints and some graphic paper from an earlier print series.
More domino recycle, and my favorite piece, the fruit bat necklace! Not my graphic image but a snippet from an piece of domo stationary I kept forever and finally cut up!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
I love the print on the inside cover of Golden Books! I saved the covers from a previous recycle project and used paper tape from Martha Stewart to make this super cool picture frame for a Mother's Day gift for my daughter. Of course I think my grandson is pretty adorable too!
If you'd like to make your own, trim off the bound edge of the front and back covers, cut out the center of one side with a craft knife, finish the edge with paper tape, place your picture between the covers and tape the edges to seal the two pieces. I added an easel back made from a recycled greeting card, but you could also add a ribbon hanger or mount in a scrap book. I'd love to see what you are recycling so send me links to your posts!