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Upcycled Arts & Crafts

Hello all,

This weekend I finally made my way over to the new location of theClever Octopus’ Creative Reuse Center now located at 2250 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT.  This company is a nonprofit company with a wonderful vision and great practices.  I love using recycled and reclaimed materials in my art work and the Clever Octopus is one of my favorite places to get it.

Even the oddest thing can be turned around into art work, like these square plastic graduation tags.  I thought these would make great little embellishments of cards, art journaling and mixed media.

For the examples below, I covered them in gesso, applied texture paste through a stencil and then painted with metallic paints.   It is a great little technique to upcycle these reclaimed tags.

Recycled art - plastic tags

  Another treasure I found were these 3.5″ x 6.5″ tags.

Tag Art Journal Upcycle project

I think these will make a great Mixed Media Tag Art Journal.  I have so many of them that it will be perfect for a workshop.  I am thinking that maybe a two day workshop where we make everything from the cover to pages.

Well,  that is it for me today.  I hope you will try using reclaimed and reuse items on your next mixed media project.  Not only is it just plain fun, it is a great way to help the environment as well!

Happy day!

Lori

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Mixed Media 4 from 1 Project

Hello all,

We all love getting the biggest bang for our buck, right?  This project is designed to give you just that, 4 projects from 1 Mixed Media Collage Panel.  You will get 1 card panel, 2 ATCs and a book mark.  How cool is that?  We will also be using 4 digital images from Lori’s Cards & Creations that were printed on tissue paper.  And, of course, there is a step by step Mixed Media Quick Tips video below to walk you through the process.

7 Digital downlds
Sketchy Cone Flower, Sketchy Flower, Sketchy Daisy, Sketchy Daffodil – printed on tissue paper.

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Lori’s Cards & Creations Digital Downloads:

Sketchy Daffodil set wm  Sketchy Daisy Flower shop digi file

Sketchy Flower digi shop image file  sketchy cone flower stamp package for marketing w overlay for web

Other Supplies:

  • Collage papers
  • Mixed Media paper
  • StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • DecoArt Americana – Vintage Pink Acrylic Paint, White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Yellow Green Light, Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArtDuraClear Matte Varnish

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Happy day!

L

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A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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A Mixed Media Journey

Hello all,

While I was out searching for treasures at my favorite antique shops and second hand stores, I found a really cool vintage car (home decor piece) done in metal.  I grabbed it up right away with thoughts of a Mixed Media canvas bouncing around in my head.  I was so excited however, it took me several weeks to fit this project into my schedule.  So much mixed media, so little time!  lol

Anyhow, just wanted to share this project with you today.  I am planning on framing this 14″ x 18″ piece once I find the perfect frame.

Mixed Media Journey

Journey Car social media ready

I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!

Happy day!

Lori

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