Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recycled Painting Cards

Alright, so I went a little crazy with the card making last week.  I went through all my watercolor paintings and took out the ones that I considered to be  "failures".  They just didn't look that great standing alone, but I must say, they do look pretty good as cards :)




My biggest fear in painting, other than it not turning out well, is the fact that I might waste materials.  I am what you may call a cheap-skate.  I hate wasting stuff, especially art materials because I have very limited resources right now.  So it relieves my waste-hating mind when I can recycle paintings that didn't turn out.




These last two come from my Straw Painting experiments.  They weren't "failures"... just experiments that I didn't know what else to do with.   I think I could make more of these!


10 comments:

  1. beautiful is the word for this. nothing else . what a great way to utilise paintings.

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  2. Wow, those are so not failures. Beautiful.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I'm loving your work so much! Very lovely.

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  4. Definitely don't look like mistakes. Very classy cards.

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  5. These are great...I LOVE the one with the pear!

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  6. Love these! I've already done the straw blowing one for myself!

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  7. these are so lovely!!! your very creative

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your work... all the cards made are unique. Yes i do agree with you thinking about not wasteing any art supplies. I too fear the same way.

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  9. I can see why you might consider these failures, even though I'd be proud to display them if they were my work. These cards are a great way to reuse works that you are less than happy with! Have you done something to show how to do the straw painting for us lay folk?

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Illy- yes I agree- they do make good cards! I have a tutorial for straw painting here:http://growcreative.blogspot.com/2011/11/straw-painting-art-tutorial.html

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