Recycled art

I had a page laying around on my table for a long time, so I thought it’s high time to use it in a way or another, let’s say to recycle it. I also had some more paper garbage from yesterday’s card play, so why not upcycle, and here is the result:

recycled art

So that was my beginning page, a piece of white paper hanging around my table with red modeling paste applied through TCW’s love post stencil.

Nothing exciting, so I thought I need to add some texture to it. I had some heart shapes hanging around from yesterdays tag painted with red iron oxide on old newspaper and the edge of the Harlequin border die that I used yesterday. All collaged on my back ground, all different colors, so let’s look for some harmony. I took my brayer and without mercy ran over it with light pink acrylic.

Great… now it’s too flat. So I took my Molotow markers and begin to highlight my shapes and add some shades and shadows. The edges I painted with different tints of pink and purple. I felt I was getting somewhere.

Oh yeah and I had that cute grunge number stamps so I added them with archival ink.

Finally I had a piece of chalkboard paper, I wrote on it “recycled art” and glued to my page. I fixated all my layers with beeswax. So less lingering on my worktable.

I am sharing my spread with Journal52 prompt: recycled art.



About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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10 Responses to Recycled art

  1. What a great piece of recycled/upcycled art Ruth! I love this! Of course I love your colors and the edges with the diamond shapes and marker really accentuate your page- I feel it!! Happy Tuesday my friend! xoxo

  2. Lisette says:

    Love the textures and the colours on this page.

  3. Tracy says:

    What a creative way to tidy your table! Much more fun than putting things away…

  4. I love recycling and turning out something new your page is beautiful thanks for sharing visiting via the hop have a great day.

  5. bevbaird says:

    Love your journal page and the description of your process.

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