Thursday, October 10, 2013

paper, scissors, glue & friends!

The Wednesday tradition of making art with friends continues! We missed you Karen!

We looted my craft studio and Amanda brought lots of fun finds from the B&D Bargain Bin where second hand art and craft supplies abound with lots of other well used treasures perfect for creative re-purposing! In Amanda's latest contribution was a box of multimedia papers including some produced by a local artist. She also brought charming old photos found at an antique shop (scanned and re-printed for endless re-use). We all enjoyed snacks (thank you Nancy and Amanda) and got right to the fun!

I printed out a wonderful owl treat box template found on Pinterest and Amanda instantly had an idea for a different use for the template!

Amanda and Nancy in their stamping, cutting, gluing, multimedia glory!

The finished works below! Apologies in advance for my awful photos. I will have to have the girls send me better pics of their delightful creations. This is what comes of neglecting the photo shoot portion of the festivities until after dinner and a glass of wine!

All set out with past years' inspirational Halloween splendor!

Amanda's spooky multimedia boxes and mini tin!

Nancy's glittered candy corn tin and inspired trick-or-treat vignette box! 

My sister's vignette box from past years that inspired it!

My finished treat box "Antoine" the owl, aptly named by Amanda after she punched out some paper shapes from left over scraps and one little crown conveniently had "Antoine" neatly centered on it!

Just another reminder that we can be constantly inspired by the creativity around us! So get out there and wander the web, check out your local arts and crafts scene, ask your friends and family what they've been creating, and get your art on!