"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, March 12, 2007

Recycling Part 2

I've finished up the rest of my recycled postcards. I keep getting ideas, though, and I think I am going to have to work in a larger format as to actually use some stuff up! The above card uses: paper towels, dryer sheets, wallpaper sample, and images/words transferred onto packing tape.

This one uses paper towels, dryer sheets (where have you heard that before??) and the flower center is from a floppy disk. The flower is outlined with hot glue, sprinkled with embossing powder.

This one uses a dryer sheet (background), wallpaper sample, can tab, and leftover elastic.

Here, I chopped up some old crayons and melted them to the background. The circles are paint chips, and the metal twists are paper clips. The red and purple ribbon around the edge is the rescued (and taken apart) handle from a gift bag.

Finally, I used paper bag (background), dryer sheet (rays), grommets from the above mentioned gift back, an orange juice concentrate can lid and a wall paper sample (in the center of the lid). Working with these things has been challenging, but the results have been fun and rewarding. There is so much potential in the every day stuff we throw away.


Judy Rys said...

Love your recycled postcards. Great idea, wonderful colors.

Michelle said...

Thank you, Judy!

SuZ said...

very clever & creative uses of your re-cycles! each one is a wonder !!!

Elizabeth said...

your postcards are wonderful! You have taken the Recycle theme to a whole new level of color and creativity!!
Great job and thanks for the inspiration to consider each piece of trash, just once more!!!!!!