by Deanna Bonn
This article first appeared on The Organized Miss website.
In keeping with my goal of providing FREE printables for you to use in your creative endeavors, planning or as little encouragers to give to others (as I do with my monthly mailers)…I have designed this card for the month of August.
I had a lot of fun painting the original piece. If you have followed me and my journey for any amount of time, you have learned that I LOVE creating art, especially mixed media using recycled materials.
This image is not exception. I have been obssessed with saving junk mail envelopes to repurpose in my art projects.
I recently grabbed a larger envelope that had been delivered to my mailbox containing advertising specialty items. And spent a relaxing evening plopping paint all over the ourtside of it.
Then, I uploaded the artwork to the computer to continue creating digitally. By the time I had finished, I had created several elements to use as a digital kit for a junk journal class I am teaching.
This is a page from the inside of the book. The cover was created using the large painted envelope cut down to a 6″x9″ size. The pages inside were made from paper I had left over from previous projects, and recycled materials, as well as the digital elements I created on the computer from the painted envelope. The above photo shows a page in the junk journal that showcases some of the repurposed items, (scrapbook paper, old book page, clothing tag, and painted art).
I have challenged myself to find multiple uses for the art I created. As ususal, I used the art for my monthly birthday card mailers and then sat down to work on more digital items to include in the kit I am designing for another upcoming class.
The resulting image is a 3″x4″ journal card you can download for personal use.
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