Tag: Recycled Art

Boost Your Wardrobe with Recycled Jewelry

Mixed-media art and recycling, upcycling, and repurposing were made for each other. The Fall 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine features a fantastic recycled jewelry project from Debbie Blair that incorporates altered game pieces and rubber washers, plus tons of great jewelry techniques. Debbie’s piece inspired me to dig through my stash and channel…

5 Recycled Art Projects You Have to See to Believe

The things artists create from items most people throw away never cease to amaze me. The Fall 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is all about transforming items and giving them a new life, and we have some incredible artwork and techniques I’m sure you’ll want to try. But I also thought it would be fun…

Juice Box Printing: Monotypes from Recycled Materials

“Years ago, when I was unable to go to my studio because I was recovering from surgery, I realized that the inner material of a juice box could be a good surface for printing. This printing process is quick, simple to learn and to make, sustainable, and the finished print can be an unforgettable gift…

Free tutorial videos from Kristen Robinson!

Looking at Kristen Robinson's artwork makes me want to drop everything and run to my studio to create something, using her techniques. Her work is elegant, playful, enthralling, and I feel happy every time I look at it. Lucky you–Kristen's four new videos are filled with techniques that you can use to make your own…

It Was Awesome and Insane

You may know Paige Martin from Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and her blog posts on our site. She's been working on an exciting new project that I've invited her to share with you today. Our team recently launched Mixed Media Workshop TV—a series that brings art lessons to you, wherever you choose to learn. Season One…

5 Upcycling Ideas for Your Trash & Stash

I’m willing to bet that you could agree with at least one of the following statements: I have too much stuff. I can’t afford all the art materials I’d like. I want to make art in a way that has less impact on the environment. How much is that doggy in the painting? Free! Sue Pelletier upcycled…

Make an Upcycled Art Advent Calendar

Last year, I saw a project on Pinterest that showed how to upcycle a toilet paper tube as a container. The open sides of the tube easily fold in to contain whatever’s inside, and you can decorate the outside of the roll any number of ways. It was one of those “Why didn’t I think…

Time's Tale

This is part of a Time Art Series each having a clock part piece involved somehow.  I fancy this one because I love the clock part in it.  Materials include various paints, papers, natural found objects, and other refurbished, recycled objects.  I find having a theme which I can create a series from helps me…

Street Art Upcycling that Doesn’t Cost the Earth

My social media feeds are full of artwork. Mostly, it’s finished artwork. But a few of my art friends post works in progress. I think they are very brave to make their fledgling ideas vulnerable to public scrutiny, however friendly. Upcycled materials + art supplies = street art by Dawn DeVries Sokol. One artist I…