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« on: August 23, 2007 09:41:17 AM »

inspired by this beautiful work, I decided to make a tree for my wall.  I used strips of a krogers ad and glued them on a piece of old cardstock.  I then cut out the tree design and glued it on top.  for a free project I kind of like it!  now I just need to find a frame.  Smiley

4"x6" (so it would fit in a standard frame)

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 09:59:50 AM »

beautiful!  Shocked
do you mind me asking what kind of paper you used?
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 10:01:58 AM »

the strips were a paper (non-shiny) ad and the cardstock is a very light green mottled cardstock that my mom had sitting around in the basement since I can remember.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007 10:21:26 AM »

Very great idea! I hate to ask, but do you care if I borrow the idea? I have a little bit of a leafless tree theme going in my room, and I think this would be really cool in a series of them using the newspaper to get the backgroud colors to be the predominant colors of my room (blue, green, and yellow, respectively)...

Hope you don't mind... I may not use the exact same method, but the newsprint idea I shall have to play with... I love using newspaper in my crafts, since it's free!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007 10:27:41 AM »

go ahead and steal the idea.  I obviously stole it from someone else myself.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007 10:33:24 AM »

:O I LOVE THIS.
I've bookmarked it into my "projects to try immediately" list.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007 12:14:05 PM »

That's really great! I'm an art teacher and conservationist and I work for my local Boys and Girls club in rockford il as an arts and crafts teacher among other things. Being nonprofit, we have to reuse a lot so if you have any more ideas like these that kids could do, (ages 6-15) please keep me in mind. Your art went straight to my craft folder! Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007 01:39:33 PM »

Is there a tutorial for this? will you be posting one?? I LOVE THIS!!! Very good idea with the solid shape on the busy pattern background. I would love ot make one of these. Have you seen this used anywhere else?
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007 02:40:45 PM »

like I mentioned, I was inspired by a blog post on A Little Hut:

http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/2007/05/recycling.html#links%3Cbr%20/%3E

she has a sort of tutorial up in that post that should help you out if you want to make one.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007 02:52:38 PM »

Hi everyone! I'm glad you like the project!

And don't worry it's not stealing. I posted it, so that anyone can make it. That's the whole point!! Grin

I have a series of recycling projects that you can look up using that tag (recycling). I've been trying to post one a week. This week I got too busy and wasn't able to make another one but I'll post another in a few days. Stay tuned!
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