Trash Can Treasures

I go through quite a few baby wipes when I’m getting my art on, but I try to minimize some of my wastefulness by recycling them into my art projects and happy mail that I send out. Just a couple of days ago I used some wipes that I had already used to clean up Dylusions spray inks, spritzed them with a bit more color and let them dry.

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When my colorful baby wipes dried, I tore off a couple of strips, added a strip of paper that I had stamped some lettering on and stitched the edges using my sewing machine. Voilà: instant tag.

As you can see, I’m a novice sewer, but I like to think that my wonky stitching  adds extra character to my pages. Yeah, lets go with that. 🙂

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And here’s the new tag in action. I added it to my a recent DLP challenge where we had to incorporate a map.

You can recycle used baby wipes for various things such as adding extra texture to your mixed media projects, both over and under paint / gesso, sew them together to make a banner, or spritz them with more color as I did HERE, then tear them into pieces and add to your layouts for extra visual interest.

There are likely many more uses for these little trash can treasures. If you have other crafty uses, please share, we’d love to hear from you!

 

4 Comments on Trash Can Treasures

  1. Carrie
    November 19, 2014 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

    trash to treasure ideas! cool!

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  2. Sharon Hallman
    November 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Journaling has given me my life back. After a difficult nine years I have suddenly come back alive. I live alone and no longer drive so it can get very lonely. Being in this group has taught me so much and brought many friends. I’m excited to getup every morning to see what the new day will bring. I am excited for the new year.

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  3. Amy Chan
    November 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm (3 years ago)

    love all your works, Belen Sotelo, you’r amazing!!! i love it that you’ve included recycling as part of your art process- i can’t afford art materials, so i recycled alot too, so i’m thrilled to bits to see your idea of the baby wipes- absolutely brilliant!!!

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