3. I am not a perfectionist. Little imperfections in my art/craft projects are endearing to me. They say “I was handmade, and therefore may be flawed, but a lot of thought and care went into making me”. I’m not saying perfectionists can’t create art (because I’m sure most real artists are perfectionists), it’s just easier for me to say this picture is “good enough”, than someone who wants everything to be perfect.
First, I started with the bird stencil (the bag had a 3D bird on it, so I just ripped it off to use as a stencil). I laid it onto the back of the fabric in the opposite direction I wanted it to face, and then traced it. After that, I carefully cut along the line, flipped it over, and then mounted it to the scrapbook paper, using regular, old tape!
Below are some images from a few other bloggers of artwork they created using what they had on hand, or a few inexpensive items they purchased. Click on link under the image for specific instructions on how they made these beautiful pieces of art.
The Nester simply scoured her home for items that would look good grouped together in a frame. This could easily be done finding stuff on a hike out in the woods, or on a trip to the beach.
These prints were made using memorabilia from trips (like tickets, maps, postcards etc) that were blown up and then framed.
This look is much more sophisticated and elegant. This piece of art hung above the couch was made using a canvas, paint and a few different paint brushes, and nail heads. My sister who regularly tells us that she is not creative, painted three canvases in varying shades of colors that now hang above her fireplace, that are similar to this one.
We’d love to hear about your favorite DIY art projects. Do share!