Category Archives: Recycle and reuse

I sew with thrifted fabrics, felt old wool sweaters for toys and use a lot of old items for new purposes!

Kitschy Fabric Christmas Cards

As I was looking through old photos I found this Christmas card I did a few years ago. Now I can’t remember who I sent it to, but I remember not liking it at all, probably because it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Fabric Covered Ring Binders

My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial … Continue reading

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How to make a DIY Scrap Inbox – for Collage Artists

My absolute favorite “inbox” is not an inbox, it’s is a tool for becoming inspired to do collage. My inbox is a paper box where I store scraps of paper a.k.a. other people’s trash a.k.a the collage artists biggest treasure … Continue reading

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Tiny Chest of Drawers

Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be … Continue reading

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Painting extra big on brown paper

Adopt this philosophy: When it comes to art journals, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Quote from the book True colors (found at The Altered page) Love this quote! And so appropriate, because overdoing is my favorite thing to do … Continue reading

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Zines about Art can Be Any Format part II

I participated in an annual zine swap set up by Alma Stoller called I ♥ zines last year. I got a whole package of zines and yesterday I talked a bit about the zines that has a clear Mail Art … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for using scraps of Wallpaper

Wallpapers could go on the wall, but nah… that’s not what I’m talking about here! There are many interesting things to create with ye’ ol’ wallpapers. For example, instead of using ugly envelopes I sometimes wrap things that I’m sending … Continue reading

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A day in a market stall

I make notebooks for myself, to sell, and to give to friends. This is what happens when I’m in the making-mood: Spiral bound blank notebooks made from recycled vintage book covers! At the market we attended this summer at Sollerön … Continue reading

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Recycled paper beads in a necklace

I have made paper beads with a recycled newspaper and some glue mixed in. This is a easy fun project that you can do without any preparation. Just put some stripes of newspaper in a pot of water and wait … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to make an inspiration board from a big frame

If you are a visual person (like me) you absolutely need a inspiration board in your home, maybe several?! If you don’t have one already, follow along in my tutorial on how to make one! It’s very easy and you … Continue reading

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