Monday, March 21, 2011

Altered Art is...

~ Collaging, embellishing, enameling, stamping or doing anything else to a book  or other household item to reflect a creative idea, theme or narrative.

Collecting items to create Altered Art has become almost an obsession. I see potential in EVERYTHING! I save tea boxes, yogurt cartons, jelly jars, plastic trays, spaghetti boxes, and cereal boxes. Have I made anything out of these wannabe trash to treasure goodies? Well, no but I'm going to. I will. I promise. I just need more time in my day. I do like to read, you know. And I have two boys that I homeschool, laundry to be done, dishes to be washed, and I like to read. I said that already, didn't I?

I have made one really super cool box, though. If you're on my Facebook then you've already seen it, but you can hang around and ooohhh and aaahhh over the photos again. Be kind. It's my first one.



Pretty, huh? It was so much fun! And I learned alot doing this one. Like what type of glue NOT to use.






3 comments:

  1. My frustration would be in trying to store all the items I am saving to repurpose. Your pieces are lovely though! :O)

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  2. Thank you, Diane!

    uh, yeah...we won't talk about where I store them. Let's just say my husband is ready to throw it all out :) I do know my limits, though, so a few things just go in the trash. It's just crazy fun, though!

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  3. Finding creative ways to store all the little treasures we find is a problem, isn't it? Plastic bins work well for holding papers, cardboard and misc. recycled treasures. Undoing the ends of cardboard boxes will help them lay flat enough for storage too. Good luck with managing your altered art supplies!
    P.s.
    LOVE your box!

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