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21  Butterfly Delight: Intoxicated Flight in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BonEsInspired on: October 03, 2007 05:07:22 PM

This was a really interesting piece to create. For most, almost all of my art is created from found and/or recycled materials.
This was created with a very old collection of markers, highlighters, various nail polishes (over two dozen bottles that I found) and the butterflies were cut out of my very large stack of found and salvaged magazines.

I named it butterfly delight: intoxicated flight because, I once heard somewhere either on t.v or elsewhere, that butterflies are always getting drunk and having lots of sex. They actually get drunk off of the nectar they drink! Anyways, I'm not too sure how much fact is in this but regardless, I thought this is what a garden might look like to a butterfly after sipping on nectar in the hot summer sun.

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22  Alice in Fall in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BonEsInspired on: October 02, 2007 04:16:41 PM

I love this piece. I completed it a few days ago... I used dried up, recycled paint and smudged a heavy coat onto the canvas. When I was satisfied with the colors, I went looking through my stack of magazines for an image to finish up the project. Almost immediately, I found these two images in a gardening magazine and they go so perfectly together! It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland..one of my favorite stories turned Disney. No glue was needed to hold the images in place because the dried paint was sticky enough to hold it. The frame is also recycled and magically fit the canvas size I was using.
I hope you like it! I'd love to hear feedback. Grin
Thanks for looking!
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23  Fridge magnets- redesigned/recycled... with tute! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by BonEsInspired on: September 19, 2007 06:39:23 PM
I often see many people's fridges covered with magnets that have phone numbers and business names all over them. I'm not a fan of these unfashionable magnets and fridges, so I turn them into magnets that I WANT to look at and WANT to KEEP on my fridge. Here are some of my examples Cheesy sorry for the blurry pictures!

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The magnets are VERY simple to make. Take a bunch of those old company magnets, write down the information if it's important, and at one of the corners start SLOWLY peeling back the image. It helps a lot if you manage to rip off the entire image at once so that you don't have to peel of extra paper (VERY annoying), and so that the glue is mostly intact. Have the picture you want to place on the magnet read. I personally traced the shape of the magnet over magazine images, cut it out and stuck it on!
If you do have problems with extra paper that is hard to get off you can try soaking it but this removes the glue that you could have used in the first place.
If there isn't enough glue already on the magnet, you can use regular white glue but use as little as possible because extra glue will  make your image have bubbles underneath, which will make the image bulge.

I hope you like them!!
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24  Fun & Cool Pincushions...or cat toys! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by BonEsInspired on: September 14, 2007 01:36:24 PM
Here are two simple pincushions I made. One of which was made a year ago or longer, and the second was made this year. They don't have to be pincushions but that's the best use for them I have found so far.
The skull and crossbones was made out of scrap jean material and the funny looking striped guy was made out of a kids sock. Let me know what you think of them and if you want a tutorial of sorts Cheesy

A while after posting this, my cat was acting a little schizo and attacking my latest sewing projects...so I threw the black and red guy at him to play with. New cat toy!
I've been using the skull and bones as a pin cushion for my new yet very old sewing machine.  Grin
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25  Sad denim rag dolls in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by BonEsInspired on: September 14, 2007 01:13:53 PM
Here are two denim rag dolls that I made a couple years ago. They were really fun to make and they grew into their characters almost by themselves. I mean, I had no set design for them   but to me they are perfect and beautiful Grin The first dolls name is Mishka and the second is Molly. They are two out of a collection of five sad dolls. They are really kinda silly but let me know what you think of them and if you want a tutorial Cheesy

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