Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recycled file folders and homemade mica spray inks

Today I'm going to use some of the homemade mica spray mists I made on Monday.  I'm combining some natural elements with a plastic doily my friend Kathy and I found on a trip to the thrift store, along with a recycled file folder.  

Once again, this was a simple task.  I'm trying to keep these posts not just brief for you to read, but also for me to make.  I've already aligned the pieces the way I want to spray them.


I sprayed my mica mist and allowed it to dry.  I tried to wipe the sprayed side of the doily on the other side of the file folder, but it didn't want to cooperate very much.

I'm not a person who can draw, but I tried to freehand a few leaves using a black 0.5 Zig pen, after which I added pink mica spray through a piece of  large hole punchinella (sequin waste).

I have no immediate plans for this repurposed file folder, which I cut in half, but I assure you, I will use it before Earth Day.

Today is Day 3 leading up to Earth Day and I kept a file folder from the landfill.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

I like the color combo you have going on there.

see you there! said...

This came out very nice, very organic looking. These "R" posts are a treat! I tried the coffee idea from yesterday, mine came out sort of blah though - and I used strong coffee.

Darla

Dawn said...

Ooh love the pink/green combo Elizabeth, so pretty. File folders are fab to work on aren't they!
Huge hugs x

Jo Murray said...

Your line work looks very well with the spray pattern. Well done.

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful colors and designs you got E along with your drawing!
The paper files are made of is especially nice I find for slooshing paints and more onto...well done you!
oxo

fairy thoughts said...

well that worked out ok .. at first I thought oh dear a bit messy but after you added the detail it looks really good.
janet WOYWW #27

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Pink and green is such a pretty combination, and your drawn leaves look nice, too.

Dianne said...

I quite like this! pink and green is a great color combo, and I like the leaves too...

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Very graphic! Nice colors, too.

voodoo vixen said...

Well that looks fun and the results are well worth it, love the colour combo. I am sure you will find a wonderful use for it!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Super color combo and pattern! xxoo