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June 28, 2011

I’ve not yet begun my long anticipated paper slice collage project, but have a feeling it will rise to the top of the list soon.  Quite a while back I made a little prototype and stashed it away.  Since then, with interior rearrangements, a number of these forgotten artful items are finding their way into the main purview of our living space.

This one is created with a combination of disposable (aka junk mail) paper, repurposed paper (old road maps) and new paper (the recolored-print images of the one dollar bill).

One of the things I really like about it is the fact that it resides in a 100% repurposed custom frame.  The frame originally held a photograph snapped by an artist whose oil pastels I admire greatly.  I inherited this photograph and the subject matter does not resonate with me strongly.  So I merely swapped out the image for the paper slice collage.

With a holiday weekend approaching, there is a possibility of a slice of time (pun intended) during which I might begin the larger scale version of my paper slice collage (the inspiration started with the mini paper slice creations last Christmas).  Artful repurposing options are all around us.  Go green!

And, as always, thank you for reading.  Your company here gives me such joy🙂

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Linking to

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Simply Creations at Simple Home Life

Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage

will see it Wednesday at Fabric, Bows and More

wow me Wednesday at Ginger Snaps

Workshop Wednesday at Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs

Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

20 minute Tuesday at Sweet Floweret

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

15 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2011 11:41 pm

    I can see that not only do you have a green thumb in the garden, but also when it comes to your crafts.

    This. is. fantabulous!!!!!

    What great colors! Love the one dollar bill!!!

    And I just love how you had it matted and framed. It really makes the collage POP!

    I give you an A++ for this project!

    Hope you had a great Tuesday, Diane!

    X to you and C!

  2. June 29, 2011 1:27 am

    Hi Diane!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on the faux headboard! I want to “follow” you but I’m not sure how to use wordpress! Hope to hear from you!

  3. Tisha permalink
    June 29, 2011 2:02 am

    Just discovered your blog and I’m loving all of your projects. I am afraid I am going to start saving much more paper than I already divert from the recycling bin. It’s nice to see so many great project ideas for things I already have in my home and don’t have to go out and buy.

  4. June 29, 2011 3:07 am

    A very beautiful way to repurpose junk mail! As an artist myself I love seeing what other fellow artists are creating- It inspires me! I’d love it if you shared this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would make a great addition to the party!

  5. June 29, 2011 6:35 pm

    That is fun to look at! I like the blue one dollar bill.🙂
    It certainly doesn’t look like junk mail now!

  6. June 29, 2011 8:01 pm

    this is such a great project!! it is so unique yet so easy to make! Thanks for giving me inspiration!!

  7. Becolorful permalink
    July 2, 2011 2:42 pm

    So glad I found you out here in blog land. I love this idea and think I could do my own variations of it for this fall’s Traveling Door sale. It isn’t even 10 AM. And I am feeling uber inspired🙂
    Pam

  8. July 4, 2011 5:48 am

    Very nice art project! Colorful and so pleasant the way you have it framed! Visiting from BoogieBoard Cottage!

  9. July 4, 2011 12:18 pm

    I love this idea–so colorful and unique! Visiting from Metamorphosis Monday.

  10. July 4, 2011 1:03 pm

    I’m a fellow poster on BNOTP this week. Enjoyed your post. I’m a bit of an artist myself and just got into collages in the last few years. Liked your example. Hope to have you stop by my on-line yard sale. Sheila @ http://www.junkandjewelsyardsale.blogspot.com

  11. July 6, 2011 2:05 am

    Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Can’t wait to see what you are up to this week!

  12. July 11, 2011 4:55 pm

    Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party🙂

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