Tag: Recycled

Studio Saturday: Studio Inspiration

What’s your favorite way to read Cloth Paper Scissors? From front to back? Featured projects first? Straight to the table of contents? I ask because there’s a fun article in the September/October 2017 issue I don’t want you to miss, especially if you’re a skipper-arounder. In Collage (page 7), artist Cathy Nichols shows off a beautiful…

Studio Saturdays: Tea Bag Art

Suddenly, I’m seeing tea bag art everywhere. My interest was piqued with Irene Rafael’s fantastic article in the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine on painting portraits on tea bags. Yes. Portraits. On tea bags. If you haven’t seen it, go grab the issue now. Or download it. Irene’s miniature paintings on little…

Studio Saturdays: Recycled Mixed-Media Art

Recycling things into art is as old as…well, art. Artists are expert at seeing an item’s potential beyond what it was intended for. Whether out of frugality, necessity, or the need for a creative challenge, artists continue to raise the bar transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. I made this mixed-media three-dimensional dress out of…

Elephant head

Turning the ugly into the beautiful…or…even uglier…depends on your mindset. I like finding objects that have been discarded or stashed in someone's attic because they just don't know what to do with it…like those Christmas gifts from Aunt Agnes. The Elephant head sconce was a pair (yeeks) given to a friend of mine many years ago…I said…

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…

Rustic Home Mixed Media Wood & Found Objects Art

Rustic home was created with pieces of wood I found while exploring in the country. I applied them to a wooden bookcase shelf, painted them, embellished them with found objects, and decorative paper covored gears, and sealed it all. 

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…

Wall Art

The wall art shown is made from a trifold certificate holder.  I came across 50 or so of these and grabbed them all.  They sat in my studio for 6 months before I knew what to do with them.  Gesso, paint and paper and you have art!  I paid 20.00 for all 50 .  Each…

Wall Art

The wall art shown is made from a trifold certificate holder.  I came across 50 or so of these and grabbed them all.  They sat in my studio for 6 months before I knew what to do with them.  Gesso, paint and paper and you have art!  I paid 20.00 for all 50 .  Each…