One Woman’s Trash Is…..

Upcycled packaging

Upcycled packaging

Hello!  Hope all is good and right in your world.  I’ve been off creating in the art shack for a few days.  Working on several different projects.  I thought I’d share one of them today.  As you may know I enjoy upcycling things into other things.  This is a trash to treasure project I made last week.  Literally–trash.  I’m sure you can’t imagine that I would have a love of art supplies of all kinds.(wink wink)  Well this project is made of art supply packaging that would normally end up in the recycling bin or trash.  See if you can recognize some of the elements.

The background is distressed, inked, and painted cardboard packaging.  The flowers are made out of the cut out hearts and their centers are made from the plastic shell packaging.

Trash to Treasure

The hearts used were cut out of stuff like this.

The brown “rack” for the words is also gessoed and painted plastic packaging shell.

Upcycled packaging

Upcycled packaging

The “medallions” were made by molding the plastic shell packaging and then pouring Ice Resin into the molds.  The resin pieces were then inked and misted to give them an aged look.


Resin Medallion


Resin Medallion

In the picture above I used the cellophane package as an embossed background for one of the medallions.  I colored it with alcohol inks and some Lindys Stamp Gang mist.  The bow is made of part of a mesh produce bag tied with scrap ribbon.  The words in my Word Garden are also cut from packaging and are backed with brown paper bag and they are removable.  Don’t ask me why on earth I made them removeable??!!  Just because.

I hope you enjoyed my trash to treasure Word Garden.  TFL!

Art Out With Your HeArt Out!






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2 responses to “One Woman’s Trash Is…..

  1. Really, really well done – I’ve just gained some great ideas! Badly needed as, alas my crafting mojo is awol right now…..

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