So I spent ALL day yesturday working on organizing my craft room or as my wonderfully supportive husband calls it my "crap room" and well I can see the floor and top of my table now. But what I found a ton of is bits and scraps of fabric that I just can't make myself throw away. So I took a lesson from my cousin who makes this little rosette hair pins for Etsy ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/smadsen18) and made a chic little necklace. And once I started well I had to keep going. These necklaces are 100% recycled materials. Things that would have been thrown away but now have a new purpose.
So another project that I did today was some scrap art. I have often wondered what I could do with old ugly canvas paintings that you always find at junk and thrift stores. You know the ones that used to belong to beginning art students that parents keep until there child leaves the house and then donate them. I often think of what a waste of money and canvas when I see them. Well a friend of mine Karen from Amusements ( http://amusements.typepad.com/amusements/) had this adorable Madonna print that she had decoupaged onto a tiny block of canvas and that gave me a super grand idea. Why couldn't I just paste over the ugly works of art using old time worn book pages and a photograph? Well I couldn't leave well enough alone so I also tried another technique that I just learned about. It's called glue burning or something like that I saw it in a book at the Stampin Cat (located on commercial next to Aunt Bee's House) You use this as a finish on paper projects that you create. It gives is a wonderful aged patina.
I thought the Madonna was a little plain so I gave her a cute hair accessory made from recycled scraps.
Thanks for looking today and I'll keep you posted on my upcoming creations this weekend.