Sunday, 19 February 2017

International Art & Soul Recycling

The theme this time is 'Recycling' over at the International Art and Soul blog so come and join us. This time I decided to do a mixed media piece. I've called it 'Wings of Love'. The canvas, from Hobbycraft, and paints, Luminarte mists, were new but most of the other items were recycled. I'll try to tell you about them all. lol I used texture paste and stencils on the background first of all and then added a couple of small pieces of Snipart honeycomb on two corners. The flowers were removed from a card that I'd made a mess of earlier and I'd saved the flowers - too nice to destroy. There's a small key, obviously I'd lost the lock I suspect, some tiny safety pins, some little foam circles that I've had for years and I'm still not sure what they were meant to be. A buckle that I've had in my sewing box for ages and I removed the green material from it to use just the metal inner. A piece of net from a fruit bag in the centre background. There's a piece of string coiled up and some engineering pieces that my DIL gave me - I have no idea what they are but they were in the rubbish bin where she worked so she saved them for me. lol My family always has eyes for odd items for me. There's a press stud and a washer and the arrow in the corner is cut off a large plastic one that was holding a message n a bouquet of flowers I received. The birdcage was new because I'd run out of other things to add. The dragonfly and butterfly were from damaged cards.

Sorry, I won't bore you any more.

I'm entering my piece into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge - Shimmer and Shine
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts and Flowers
Mixed Media World - Anything Mixed Media Goes


  1. Gorgeous, Hazel. I love the way the Luminart sprays have blended together. I've been playing with mixed media too and enjoying it. I love peering to this type of canvas and seeing all the different parts.

  2. Beautiful canvas Hazel love the colours and great recycled embellishments--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  3. Wow, this really is a work of art Hazel - and so much work has gone into it too! Love the colours. Christine xx

  4. Wow, such a lot of recycling! What a fabulous make too.

  5. So clever! Love all the textures you used and the colors. Maggie, DT Teamie

  6. I've just seen this one again Hazel and had to say (yup again!) that I really do love it the colours have been blended so perfectly and I keep seeing different little bits and pieces on there. Oh and I've read how you put it all together at least four times!! Totally amazing. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. Totally inspirational Hazel, gorgeous blending, so subtle and with all the recycled items there is always something new to see. Brilliantly artistic :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx