Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Glue it Tuesday, Week 6 - leftovers

Collages are the perfect way for using leftovers from other projects.  
For this Glue It Tuesday, that's what I did.  I mainly used paper scraps
from the art journal I made in my Go Green workshop with Rae Missigman.  

Mystery of the Haunted Pool
The background for this spread was first sprayed with green ink.  Then I glued down paper from the used book I disassembled in my workshop.  I also had extra signature wraps (color catchers) that I cut into strips, along with a watercolor page from another workshop called Watercolor Playground with Tammy Garcia.

Corrugated cardboard stamping
On the cover of the art journal I made a bird using corrugated cardboard.  
I've always wanted to try stamping with cardboard, so I tried that out here.  I really like it!  

Color catcher signatures
Do you use leftovers for new projects?  Where did they come from?  

16 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

umm...yes! I'm an avid collector of leftovers and other possible useful artistic "junk." Mainly, at this point I've used this stuff in card making. Currently I'm interested in artist trading cards (or ACEOs) and art journaling. I'm looking forward to a future time of "play."

aimee said...

hooray for leftovers! Collage is awesome at picking up all the scraps & doing something great with them. fun, colorful pages!

Lynn Fisher said...

I love leftover projects! I often use them for envelopes. I suppose I'm sort of an odd duck at the PO : )

girlunwinding said...

O yes! I use leftovers all the time. Its a great way to add a pop of color or texture when you don't know what else to put in there.
I love your use of line with the scraps on the last photo. Nice way to pull your focus inward.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
~Dawn

Natashalh said...

All the time! I keep way too many fabric scraps to use for little details (like the nose and eyes on my owl purses!).

Rose said...

You did a great job with your scraps! I love the little border pieces. I'm always looking for creative ways to use up my paper scraps for cards.

505whimsygirl said...

Wait, you mean some people throw out those little bits of paper?!? No way!

I came over from Aimee's place. Just wanted to see what Glue It Tuesday is all about. I've enjoyed my visits.

Peace,
Kay

artatag said...

Like your leftovers! Cool stuff!

Maria Ontiveros said...

GReat use of text. Happy GIT!
Rinda

Head Krazy said...

Yes!,,, here's to recycling bits and bobs on glue it Tuesday!!!

Deborah Weber said...

I love leftover bits - it's always a delight to see how they come together. And I love how you're using yours.

EG CameraGirl said...

Leftovers are great for collages, I agree. I've never thought of using corrugated cardboard for stamping. How clever!

Cheryl said...

Hi Storybeader, I learned from childhood to hold onto scraps of just about everything. (Grandparents survived the Great Depression.)

Currently I have a file of paper sorted by color and a "journal fodder" box with some very curious left overs. I use these just about daily.

Rossie said...

I love leftovers too. Nearly everything in my room is a leftover of something lol

gypsy said...

I love scrap leftovers, especially for sewing paper/fabric collages. I use even the tiniest scraps. Even a corner of fabric will remind me of the full, vivid piece of material and that makes me happy!

Andria said...

Very cool! I love playing with scraps. You got great results for your spread!

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