Mixed Media Tchotchkes April 14 2016, 2 Comments
Oh boy, what a week! I've been so caught up in the hustle and bustle of my day job and my personal life lately. I could just hear my creativity crying out for some TLC. So, when I had the opportunity to stretch my imagination and explore some exciting new off-the-page art projects, I jumped at the chance!
The result? I am ecstatic to present my latest labor of love... these super cute mixed media tchotchkes:
The project was super of fun to put together, and surprisingly simple to pull off using just a few pieces I had around the house.
As usual, I started my project by picking the kit I wanted to use. I chose Autumn's Poetry for several reasons, but mostly because I love, love the birds it features!
I picked through some awesome old spools my mother collected for me while I was overseas, as well as my massive (ever growing) button stockpile to find a few gems suited for the project.
Next, I scrounged my work space for some eye-popping ephemera. This time I decided on a little washi tape and jute twine, but you could just as easily use whatever's lying around your office.
Lastly, I printed the elements from the kit, cut them out, and positioned everything together with some adhesive dots. I got lucky with the scale this time around, but it may take a little trial and error deciding on what size to print.
I think these fabulous little tchotchkes would make a great gift, and the best part is each one is so fun and unique. There are so many directions you can take this project depending on your style, what kits you use, and what ephemera you are partial to. The possibilities are endless!
What off-the-page projects have sparked your curiosity this week? Drop a line in the comments, we'd love to hear about your latest adventures with mixed media art!
[posted by Karli-Marie]