I have something of a passion for recycling. Especially when it comes to my art. Anything I can reuse is fair game, I repurpose old Barbies, everything from repaints to using them as armatures for whole new dolls/creations (I’ll probably post some soon 🙂
My latest project is tin cans- the kind that my sons endless supply of refried beans come in 🙂 (we have to eat Mexican at LEAST twice a week ).
I cannot bear to throw them away. It’s too easy to file down the sharp edge, then add a little gesso, some paint, or maybe collage, or maybe paint AND collage, a stamp here, a doodle there, a little antiquing gel, seal the whole thing with some Mod Podge or similar stuff and Voila!
Someday soon I’m going to splurge on a safety can opener, the kind that removes the whole lid below the rim with no sharp edges. Then I can make containers with lids! The sky is the limit 😉