Mixed Media Dryer Sheets: A tutorial

 

Ever wonder what to do with all those used dryer sheets that come out of the dryer?  Don’t throw them away!  They are a perfect canvas for mixed media artwork.  What better way to recycle and reuse!  A little glue/paint/stamps etc…and you can turn an ordinary dryer sheet into a canvas of artwork!  You can use them alone as frameable artwork or you can use your sewing machine to stitch together and use as your own mixed media fabric with endless possibilities! Here is what you will need to get started:

Used dryer sheets

Glue, Modge Podge or gel medium…I used Bookbinding glue and it worked great!

Freezer Paper

Variety of paints, markers, inks…

Stamps

Variety of odds and ends to spread and texture paint

Collection of collage papers, tissue papers, napkins etc…

That’s about it, these are all things you probably have on hand right now!  Give it a go and share your creations!

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17 thoughts on “Mixed Media Dryer Sheets: A tutorial

  1. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I am going to make some Inchy charms over the weekend and I may well use these as a part of the project! =)

  2. I’m really glad you like the idea.  It’s so easy and fun!  I hope you’ll post some photos of your creations!  Have a great and creative weekend!

  3. I’m really glad you liked it!  I have lots of ideas I’d like to get on video to share…just have to find the time!  Thanks for the positive feedback!

  4. Gemgypsy, yes you can peel them off the freezer paper after your first layer of collage and glue and work your layers as much as you want.  They should peel right off.  Hope you enjoyed the video and have fun trying this technique if you get the chance!

  5. Here are pictures of the Journal Covers that I made using my recycled dryer sheet art!  Does anyone else have any projects to share that were a result of this video?

  6. I have a grocery bag full of used dryer sheets.  This is another great idea on how to use them.   They also dye good.  Never thought of glueing them to freezer paper.  I’m going to try ironing them down.   I am so going to try your techniques with my friends.  Thank you.

     

  7. I have a grocery bag full of used dryer sheets.  This is another great idea on how to use them.   They also dye good.  Never thought of glueing them to freezer paper.  I’m going to try ironing them down.   I am so going to try your techniques with my friends.  Thank you.

     

  8. Thank you all for your encouraging comments.  Once school gets back in session here (Sept.) I plan on putting together a few more videos. Hopefully I’ll be able to post something new by October!  In the meantime, if anyone would like to follow my blog you can check it out here.  You can follow my Facebook page here.  And if you’d like to check out some more of my art you can go to my Art Play Today Website here

  9. Hi!  I thought I’d post pictures of another project i created using dryer sheet art.  These are 2012 Planner’s that I covered using the dryer sheets that I turned into art.  They were very simple and can be used year after year just by using a planner refill!  They were made for a friend who has an alpaca farm, so that was the theme (fiber producing animals).

  10. Hi!  I thought I’d post pictures of another project i created using dryer sheet art.  These are 2012 Planner’s that I covered using the dryer sheets that I turned into art.  They were very simple and can be used year after year just by using a planner refill!  They were made for a friend who has an alpaca farm, so that was the theme (fiber producing animals).

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