Trash to Treasure Mixed Media
Every week at OWSE on Wednesday night someone (usually the one of the owners-Robynann) does a tutorial on a technique. This week I'm doing a tutorial.
I was inspired by Lin Browns tutorial on Paper Artsy Here
Started with a piece of cardboard 6x8. I tore a couple of pieces of book paper and glued it in a couple of spots on the cardboard.
I ripped the top layer of the cardboard to show the inside texture.
I wanted a flower back ground, but didn't have a stencil to use. So I had some extra die cuts from a project I just finished and glued them using glossy accents to create the raised texture.
Still using a paint brush, I added some lettuce green adirondak colorwash ink-used a baby wipe to feather the edges.
Add some buttons with twine to the center of the flowers, punched holes in the top and threaded some raffia thru to hang it with, added 2 layers of butterfly with a pearl center and a little black twine for the anteannae, a Tim Holtz bird and some die cut leaves. The sentiment came from Stampin Up.
This project is going to new friend that has overcome some tremendous obstacles to start a new life with her daughter!