You know those newsprint ads that we all get in the mail? I really really really dislike it when I see those things in my mailbox. They're ugly and a waste of ink and paper. I toss them in the trash the first chance I get. For whatever reason I've been trying to come up with a way to make such an ugly thing something a little more than just garbage. I finally got an idea today after my brain started trying to solve the problem again. The trigger was that yet again I had a 'lovely' stack of those things in the mail. Here are the results.
I cut the newsprint into thin strips and randomly glued them onto the same recycled cardstock I use for my cards.
When I covered an area that I thought would be enough for the project I cut out a section to use for wall art. I also cut out a silhouette that started as a flower but became something a little more abstract and placed it over my newsprint composition.
Framed and pretty!
I left the fringed edge to use for a card and the last two pieces could be turned into anything else but I opted for bookmarks.
I'm sure the newsprint will age and the colors will change but that may make it look more interesting. And that's it. I finally have it out of my system - at least until a new stack comes in the mail!
Sorry for the picture quality. Most were taken in the kitchen where the lighting is poor. There are a couple more on my flickr page.
I think this project also may have been inspired by the 'green' blogging that's going on this week. Here's a list of others who are blogging along this theme.
Edit: Thank you to Whip Up for mentioning my project and welcome to those of you visiting via their post!