Sunday, August 26, 2018

Turn Junk into "Art"-an Upcycling Project (LAST Stencil Sunday)

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share something fun that I created.
This is also the last continuing series of Stencil Sunday. 
Thank you for your positive feedback and comments for this series this summer.

The new series "Stamping Sunday" feature is coming up soon!
I will be covering techniques from the basics to the advanced through new stamps and release from various companies.  Hope you are excited about that!

The stencil that I used is

 It is no masterpiece, however, I think you might still get some inspiration a kick out of it.
I often get packages from my DT assignment in the mail, I know, lucky me!
Corrugated cardboard pieces make the frequent appearances in these mail packages.
Recently, I saw a piece of cardboard and thought it would be cool to upcycle it. 
I took this as a "practice session" since I only have a piece of junk to lose... 

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This little piece of "junk art" provided me a few hours of fun and pleasure. It is so free to try out new supplies and old techniques. The cardboard piece came as half-torn, so I just worked with it.
Altenew - Die and Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Build A Flower - Cattleya
Altenew - Die and Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Build A Flower - Cattleya


For the this type of altered art project, Gesso is a MUST for masking/altering the surface of the original piece. It helps you to start with a "clean slate", so to speak.
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You can still see a bit of cardboard color underneath. I really like the slightly white wash look.
I took out the Build-a-Flower as the shape of the image fitted the half -torn cardboard piece perfectly.

Altenew - Dies - Moroccan Mosaic Cover
Altenew - Dies - Moroccan Mosaic Cover - $19.94


As you can see on the top left corner, I added a small piece of Moroccan Mosaic for extra interest.
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At the bottom, I added a few vellum pieces to go with the design. I had to splash a few splatter to complete the piece. Since this piece has so much textures and dimensions, I kept the embellishment to minimum.

I hope today's post inspires you to look at your junk in a different perspective.
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Leni said...

I Love your junk art: a treasure

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your junk art!

Dawn T said...

Stunning... you are so creative Virginia.

Teresa Doyle said...

You may call it junk art but it turned out wonderful!

Linda BL said...

Think it looks awesome! Love all the texture and all the different elements you combined.

jan metcalf said...

Your art is a treasure! Love it!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how you upcycled the cardboard.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

This is so pretty! I just love it!

Purple Princess said...

Such a gorgeous background!!

conil said...

What you do with junk is remarkable. The texture of the cardboard mixed with embossing paste and the moroccan die looks awesome with the delicacy of the orchid. said...

Thank you for reminding me to play! So easy to go at things with the goal of accomplishing it and not remember to play with what you have right in front of you!! GORGEOUS!! Of course your stenciling, arrangement of the Cattleya and the stenciling are so dramatic and have a great artistic flair!