Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Salvaged Beauty

I am a firm believer in "reduce and reuse".  I try to live by those words, so I am especially happy to be sharing Stéphanie's newest mixed media tutorial with our January Adore kit:

Altered chocolate box by Stephanie Papin
 Stéphanie says:  "this project is made from  a chocolate box at the basis! This is a way  to  use simple things at home; Sometimes, you  just  need to have more imagination, and then, let's play the fun with papers, inks and mediums. I used the main kit, the Creativity add on and  the Floral  add on."

Here's the Youtube video, showing her process:


And a few close-ups of this beautiful canvas:

Closeup 1

Closeup 2
Closeup 3

Closeup 4
Closeup 5

Instead of ending up in a landfill, this ordinary bit of packaging was transformed into something beautiful, for display in the home, and Stéphanie got to have some fun in the process! I hope it will inspire you to take a second look at that item you thought was trash, and imagine a way to re-use it and have fun doing so!

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