Today is the day I start the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition.
I have to have it in the mail April 30th!!!
I removed the pages from the sketchbook.
I've decided to only use dyed brown paper bags as pages.
So today I will be cutting, gluing and sewing paper pages.
( if you want to know how to dye brown paper bags see
pages 30-34 in the March/April 2012 issues of
Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine....
or email me!)
On another note, I finally made it back to the
International Union of Mail-Artist web site.
Wouldn't you know it, they have a "All Things Trashpo" group........
If you are from All Things Trashpo I have a short picture show
posted here of some of my favorite recycled art pieces I have made.
This piece is magazine pages glued to a painted brown paper bag.
I made this wall hanging out of several brown paper bags.
I painted them then used colorful foil candy wrappers to make the flowers
and leaves. This piece was made for a store window. It now hangs in my
friends office. (It's very large)
This dress was given to me. It was plain with no embellishments.
I painted it and added flowers and streamers which are all made from tissue paper.
The tissue paper is from a baby shower I attended, I hauled the trash home from the party.
( my husband wasn't to thrilled)
The dress hung in a store window..it was prom season.
These next few photos are of a Halloween store window.
The tree picture and pumpkins are made out of brown paper bags.
I also picked stick up in the woods next to my house and painted them black.
The witch is made from an old wedding dress and parts of a Halloween costume.
There are also grape vines in this window from my yard.
The window was lined with tombstone made from cardboard boxes.
I made this dress for a magazine challenge. They gave you a flower stencil..you could do anything with it. I made a dress. Turns out there was size limit on the project. I didn't get into the challenge but they published the dress in a different section of the magazine.
The dress is made from fabric, brown paper bags, tissue paper, Christmas cards and index cards.
This 4 foot x 4 foot collage is made from magazine pages and paint.
I used Art in America magazines. I'm not sure what the rules are for using other peoples
published art work in my art work.
I made it for me and it hangs in my living room.
I have no plans to enter it in an art show or sell it.