This was for a swap project where we were supposed to use recycled items. It was a lot of fun to have to look at things differently and put them together to make this heart.
It was fun to experiment with this napkin. I took a regular two ply napkin apart, crumpled it up and then glued it down. Painted over that, markered the edge with my favorite art supply, almost dead paint marker, and then added a little sharpie detail. On the inside are lots of yummy recycled pieces. I especially liked using the roses which are a packing tape transfer that I made from a magazine,
I really love using tea bag envelopes and tags in my art. I don't know why but having those extra little pockets to tuck things into is very fun and appealing to me. It's especially wonderful when I find a tea bag that goes so perfectly with the topic.
I thought this quote was wonderful and really like the way the words came out on this scrappy paper that I made by accident. The paper was simply underneath what I was working on for different projects. Over time it got more and more detailed until it became an art supply in and of itself. The original purpose was simply so that the markers and colors wouldn't bleed through onto my table but now I've learned to do this all the time and just trust that eventually I'm going to have another piece of fabulous paper that I can use for creating art.
I also liked having some writing space and made it so that flipping open the inside card gives some blank space. I further extended it by using washi tape. It's really wonderful how easy washi tape is to use and it makes great hinges for things like this.
The list of recycled supplies in this project:
tea bag envelope
scrungie paper (not sure what to call it but that will do)
a postage stamp
markers (the almost dead ones, I figure that's a form of recycling)
an assortment of papers
and I suppose I should include the glue :-)