When we first started this group we had a discussion called Resourceful Recycling and Fabulous Finds but unfortunately through one of those ever mysterious glitches of cyberspace it miraculously disappeared. This discussion was a wealth of useful information which many of our member contributed to, unfortunately there is no way to get it back but it was such a helpful resource tool that I decided to create it again. There are so many things that get thrown away every day that would make wonderful elements for our art and sometimes it just takes a bit of imagination and ingenuity to see the possibilities.
What exactly is:
Resourceful Recycling? Anything that was not originally created for the purpose of crafting.
Fabulous Finds? Where to find unusual materials
If you use things in your own art that fit into this category, please tell us all about it. We would also love to see your examples so please tell us what you used, where you found it and how you adapted it for your art.
If anyone drinks Crystal Light (or knows of anyone that drinks Crystal Light), the containers for the pouches are FAB for holding and organizing your Copics (Sketch or Ciao) markers. I love these things. Also, they are awesome to recycle and use as gift containers. I am always asking people if they drink CL to get the container. :-)
I tried to upload a pic, but the computer is taking waaayyy to long.
Jaqi, We don't get the long-life milk cartons up here but what a fantastic idea. I love your card, and the snowflakes. I will have to look around here and see what I can substitute for these. I looked up the long-life milk cartons on Google and they look they they might be great for all kinds of crafty things.
I also agree with Melissa and hope you will share some of your art in our weekly challenges
I sometimes save the netting that oranges or onions come in. It is usually brightly colored like red or orange. Makes nice little bows. I have some purple I have been saving for a while. Hummm! maybe a recycle challenge coming soon, what do you think?
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