Sunday, May 9, 2010

Recycled Collages of Watercolor Paintings

Using watercolor as a medium creates a lot of waste, because it's hard to fix a painting that didn't turn out quite right - you usually have to just toss it and start over. I recently came up with a way to re-use much of this "waste" by creating collages from scraps of my old paintings. Because I use a lot of bright color in my work, the scraps are great for creating vivid flowers and butterflies, several of which are now in my etsy shop. I'm also working on some trees and birds, and who knows what else I'll come up with?

Here's the current list of my recycled collages on my etsy shop:


Karen Faulkner said...

I just love these!!!

Debbie said...

Great idea! Creative - and lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. What a great way to recycle!