Saturday, July 3, 2010

Recycled wood pieces turn into Mixed Media Gift tags!

So I've ended up with about 30 of these small pieces of wood that come with each package of grommets. Of course I couldn't toss them out ... I figured I could make something with them and I did! You can use them as gift tags, ID tags, key chains, etc. I've used different techniques on each one of them. For some of them I used dry wax paper on which I drew on with permanent markers. I glued that onto the wood and put more glue on top of it to seal it. I used different acrylic paints, painters pens, water color, permanent markers etc. The ones with the birds I actually dipped the piece of wood (front part only) in a vinyl spackle in which I drew the bird on and used a stamp for the star motif. I had so much fun making these and now I have tons more of ideas on other things I want to try with them. These are perfect size to try new techniques on, if it doesn't turn out I can just sand it and/or paint over it and try something different. I'll be taking these to the market tomorrow and the ones that don't sell will end up in my Etsy shop. Will be making more of them in the next couple of weeks.

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