Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Altered Glass Bottles by Tee - Teresa Hall

So Elegant and not that hard to accomplish, yet how many times do you toss a glass bottle into the recycle bin without even thinking about it?

Hopefully you will be inspired by these lovely creations to create some of your own altered bottles.
These can be used as containers for a variety of things from buttons to candy or even a penny collection. Then again created below by Josie, what a lovely vase for a single flower or bouquet. Enjoy!

Teresa (Tee) Hall

Josie Hancock

Recycled CD cases by John Dyhouse

Who knew that you could take those hard plastic CD cases and turn them into miniature books/works of art? Well John Dyhouse did of course! Take a look at his humorous take on the "Gentlemens Club" Then be sure to check out Josies version, a gift she made for a friend.

Josie Hancock

Alter Used Paper Towel Rolls by Tee aka Teresa Hall

Stop!!!! Don't throw away those Paper towel and toilet paper rolls until you have a look at all the incredible creations below. Tee starts out by flattening the rolls and then the creativity begins. If you want to learn more about how these are made, stop by the TR2TR group on PDA Paper Digital Art Network to see how these are created as well as many other recycled and up-cycled projects. Here is Tee's finished piece as well as all the other members that have contributed their samples. Enjoy!

Tee (Teresa Hall)

Jean E Roman


Josie Hancock, she took another twist at this and used the roll as is round and created a base and lid. This lovely cylynder container holds halloween treats for her special tricksters! Thanks Josie for another technique to recycling paper towel rolls!
Carol Johnston

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Puzzle pieces by Brigitte Vosgien

Although puzzle pieces have been used on our site for creating art in the Rompe Cabeza Group, somehow we forgot but Brigitte has reminded us that puzzle pieces are perfect to recycle. Especially when you have missing pieces from the box or everyone has made the puzzle over and over. A box of puzzle pieces can be a treasure trove of art and craft delight!

From jewelry, to charms, as backgrounds for other art and as the finished art itself.
See what our members are doing with discarded puzzle pieces.
WE will post all new art creations using puzzle pieces here, but if you would like to see other creations you can always visit the Rompe Cabeza puzzle group on PDA for even more inspiration!

Brigitte Vosgien uses puzzles as embellishments within her art pieces and as the art itself.

John Dyhouse Puzzle background bases for art creation

Jean E Roman also uses puzzle pieces as the base for art creation
and she dangles charms from the puzzle pieces.

Wendy Kirk (3 pieces)

Jewelry Broaches Oins by Linda D.

Newspapers and paper scraps

 Newspapers can be torn for paper mache, make fun party hats for play, and with some paint can be works of art and even made into flying kites!
Jean has started us off with a lovely paper doll made from newspapers, scrap craft papers and magazines. If you want to learn more about her techniques stop by PDA and join us and then join the TR2TR group to learn how to create lovely art projects from items you may be discarding.......

Jean E Roman Newspaper Doll

Monday, August 8, 2011

Empty Cardboard Ribbon Spools by Jean E Roman

Jean has wowed us all again with this gorgeous recycled cardboard ribbon spool.
Now when I go the the dollar/craft stores I will be looking for ribbon and the spool its on for creating new projects! I can't wait to try this.

If you would like to try this and many other projects, be sure to join PDA and then join the TR2TR group for many exciting projects using household discard items!

Jean E Roman - Trinket Box

Empty Sardine Cans by John Dyhouse

Who would know that an empty sardine can could make a fabulous niche for altered art projects. Here are a few samples by John Dyhouse to inspire you. If you would like more information on how he created these projects, Join PDA and then join the TR2TR group, we would love to have you and your art creations!

John Dyhouse Window Niche

John Dyhouse 3D Mermaid Niche

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Recycled CD's

This post is to host art creations made with CD's

Wall hangings, trinket boxes, art books, and more!

Check back often because as new entries are uploaded in the Tr2TR group, this post will be updated with new images and links. If you would like to know the techniques and materials used for creating these lovely projects, please come join us on PDA and then join the TR2TR group for all the information. We would love to have you create and contribute to recycling into art!

Kim Newberg - Wall Hanging Embellished Gypsy

Kim Newberg - Trinket Box (CD Base)

Brigitte Vosgien (2 cds)

Wendy Kirk
Robin Woodward aka Robin's Nest Recycled CD Clock

Shannon aka Tin Roof Studio (2 cds)

Josie Hancock