Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trash to Treasure

Can you guess what this is? I like to consider myself earth friendly when it come to altered art. By this I mean that I don't throw anything away. At least this is what I say to justify being a pack-rat. The glass container is the lid to a large jar candle. I can't tell you how many of these I have stashed away over the years knowing that one day I would use them for something. I glued the medallion in the very back and the dream bubble closer to the front. The single pearl is glued to the top and a string of pearls around the outside. Add a cameo, a winged little girl and a bow and there you have it. I stuck a dimensional to the bottom to help it stand upright. Trash to treasure. This little gem sits on a table in my foyer and yes it gets a lot of compliments. I get such satisfaction when I can turn nothing into something and it doesn't break the bank. Everything I had on hand of course because us crafters never throw anything away. My stamping room is true testament to that. The walk in closet in my studio is almost not a walk in closet anymore because it is so full you can barely walk in it. As one of my 2009 goals I told myself that I would go through my supplies and anything I haven't used I was going to give away. But how do I that when all that stuff can one day create something like this. I gotta tell you I am the master when it comes to justification; could you tell.
I know altered art can be very intimidating for some, but this little project was nothing more than gluing things in place. The hardest part is the idea but there are plenty of magazines out there with pictures that help you.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to try your hand at altered art.

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