I'd like to thank those who visited yesterday. I feel so much better today and am ready to meet this November challenge head on. What do you do with leftover art? For Day 20, I recycled two pieces of art and turned them into gifts.
This one is left over from a challenge at Moo-Mania and More, where the theme was swirls. You can read about how I made it here.
I was tired of moving art I had created around, not knowing what to do with it. Then the light bulb came on and I knew I could change the focal image into something I could be proud to give someone. I started with a book cover that I painted black and gray. I hit the high spots of the corrugated cardboard with acrylic paints I took from the focal image colors.
It's ironic that I normally have more sewn quiltlets during AEDM, but this year, my focus seems to be on these book covers and how I can decorate them.
In my opinion, you can NEVER go wrong with flowers, so I added these to the page. I'm entering it into Moo-Mania and More's latest challenge, which is Lots of Layers. I'm also calling this one giftable!
I created this collage from recycled materials during my 22 days of April recycling this year. You can read how I made it and the materials I used here. To further recycle this piece
which was already larger than the smaller book covers I've been working on, I painted the largest book cover I could find in black and streaks of white.
These silk flowers were chosen
to compliment the paper ones I originally fussy cut for the collage. I included a genuine eucalyptus leaf and added a bit of eucalyptus essential oil to the flowers. Now more than one sense could be stimulated for this giftable item.
I started a third book cover using recycled art, although it looks nothing like the piece I created during 30 paintings in 30 days. I had been gifted this translucent paper and was pleased when the background showed through.
This is what it looked like before I cut it into a smaller size and backed it with a page from a telephone book I painted using an acrylic craft paint called Lemondrop.
Today is Day 20 of Art Every Day Month or AEDM and I turned two collages I created earlier that I added flowers and backed with book covers into giftable art. These I'm also entering into Moo-Mania and More's latest challenge, Lots of Layers. Be sure to check out Moo-Mania and More for more layering inspiration. I also started a third book cover, but it may not be finished in time to share during the month of November.
I appreciate your support of my art, and your kind comments, which made it easy for me to get back on my feet quickly.
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