Tag: Recycled Art

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…

STYLISH STEAMPUNK

STYLISH STEAMPUNK  All materials used have been donated, recycled or upcycled.  To look at the process in pictures please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.240228846134746.1073741838.149972985160333&type=1 Materials used: paints – spray, acrylic, metallics; eyeshadow – white, browns; metals – broken jewelery, antique lock & key, watch pieces, eyelets, necklace chains; old stamp, mesh from old shawl, tassels from lamp…

Steampunk Plaque

A Chipboard Steampunk Plaque I made October 2012. Made with Air dry clay (body), Plastic from Packaging (wings), blank clothing pattern tissue rescued from packaging (covers everything but dominoes for texture), cogs cut from chipboard (recycled from packaging), Gold embossing powder, mini dominoes, a Steampunk graphic cut from a catalog, and gold Rub & Buff.…

Top 10 Founds Objects for Recycled Art

I was reorganizing my art supplies last weekend (yes, again) and I realized something: by far, my most populated supply category is that of found object. It seems like every superfluous, unwanted, or “interesting” piece of vegetable, mineral, or plastic sets off upcycling ideas in my head and therefore finds a home in my stash.…