Sunday, July 05, 2009

Repurposing the Repurposed

I've mentioned before that I can't bring myself to waste even a drop of paint; these cards all use repurposed paint. The top cards have as their background some paint slapped on with the intention that it would be a base coat. Earlier in the week the colours appealed to me and I began to doodle trees and birds. Last night I layered them up.
I covered some journals with my multi-layered waste paint paper (and that is a mouthful) last weekend, the left over scraps became the cards below. the top two cards were very therapeutic as I lost myself in doodling designs on the patterned paper. As a child I wanted to design wall paper; I loved drawing up repetitive signs and relaxed just as I did while making these.

The irony in this card production is that I have missed more birthdays than I have remembered this year. I've resolved to send "just because..." cards instead, and hope you'll understand if you have been waiting for a while.

9 comments:

Jo Wholohan said...

beautiful Julie, love the trees the most of course :)) Just love the washy effect in the background xx

jessica said...

gorgeous colors. love your cards. it looks like you're stocked up with cards for a while. everything has a purpose.

kelsey said...

Oh Julie these are just beautiful!!! Love the hand-doodling too, very effective with black against the brighter background. Delicious!

Debbi Baker said...

They are all gorgeous Julie but those tops one are just awesome!!The combo of blue/purple and trees really grabbed me!

Queen Of Toys said...

Julie,

I don't like wasting that paint either but the results that you have come up with are totally awesome. Love the cards especially the doodling they are all so yummie, great work.

Steph said...

Cool cards ! What a great recycling idea!

Dot said...

You are the Queen of doodling. These are lovely Julie.
Doteexx

Genevieve said...

Just delicious Julie! I love to doodle, especially whilst on the phone...it is very theraputic.

cheers!

Lost Aussie said...

The cards are lovely and the doodling is top notch!