A new challenge has opened at Papercraft Star! This week, in honor of Earth Day, PCS is asking that you create a project with Earth Day as your inspiration, include a recycled or re-purposed item in your project to help save the Earth!
I just love to re-purpose and recycle things by using them in my projects, it is a ton of fun! For this project, I decided to create a little work of art to hang in my craft room! My re-purposed / recycled element is cardboard.
I took a box I had received a package in and cut a 6 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch square piece. I peeled paper off one side of the cardboard allowing the corrugation to show. Then I watered down some white acrylic paint and randomly painted the cardboard and the edges of my 5 11/16 X 5 11/16 inch square patterned paper piece letting the paint drip down.
I inked random spots and the edges of the cardboard with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and attached my layers.
Notice I added one of my journal cards to the center from my tutorial a couple weeks ago! I used foam tape to attach the journal card to give the piece more dimension. On the journal card I used the Ruler Stamp from I Brake For Stamps. I absolutely love this stamp!
Next I added some pretty ribbon to hang my art on the wall! :)
This is a very fun and inexpensive way to add artwork to your home, I hope you will give it a try.
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Card Stock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Classic K Charlotte by K&Company and pink grid by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger
Stamps: Ruler from I Brake For Stamps
Tools: BigKick, Dress & Accessories die by Sizzix, Styled Labels Sizzix die and glue gun
Other: Black chipboard, Pink Ribbon, paper doily, button, white acrylic paint, paint brush, water, Foam Tape and Terrifically Tacky Tape.