Typography recycled art with Junk E-Mail
Use junk to create mail, unique typography recycled art. All you need is a few basic supplies and Mod smorgasbord – and a bit of creativity!
you get a lot of junk mail? You use it, this unique recycled art! My preferred dealer is sending me lots of catalogs and sale mailers.
I must say, I always get excited when a Crate and Barrel catalog comes. I get a lot of inspiration from looking through them, and the quality of the paper is great for decoupaging, especially the CB2 catalog!
I've arranged this AWESOME new typography wall art with two junk E-mail post card sale Mailer. This is what you need, this junk E-mail wall art plaque. This tutorial will guide each step that I took to show this to complete the art piece.
recycled art with Junk E-Mails
Collect These Supplies
substrate of your choice: cradle board, canvas, board, Board, illustration, plywood or wood ( I have a 5″ x 5″ x 3/4 piece of plywood, I primed and painted with FolkArt Wicker White color)
1″ square-shape paper punch
2 pockets (for some reason I have 2 in the mail)
All of the decoupage medium, I used to Mod smorgasbord and paper Mod hodgepodge gloss
step One: Cut 25 pieces (1″ squares) from the red and white area only.
step Two: *TIP: I took a piece of cardboard on the cutting Mat. This type of Mat has printed the dimensions, so it is easy to make precise lines (see photo). I have two straight lines: one vertical and one horizontal. This made my layout easy to place.
I knew I needed 5 rows 1″ squares, because I worked with a 5″ x 5″ block. I used to mount Mod hodgepodge of paper, the seats in the place . . . then let it dry for 15 minutes. Then I cut the pieces mounted on 5″ x 5″.
step Three: Decoupage the FRONT arranged with the new 1″ square blocks. *TIP: I have had a brayer, some of the dried Mod smorgasbord from previous projects, because if I type it on the paper, there it is, an old, rustic look and you have to RUB it in.
If you want to don’t, the appearance, use a clean brayer. Next, I printed decoupaged the back with a random piece of cardstock.
step Four: I decoupaged the sides with 3/4″ white cardstock.
step Five: to Attach the hanging hardware on the back. TIP: I think for something small like this is a triangle hanger is the easiest! All you do is find the centre, mark it with an AWL, then insert a screw. . . Then I attached two rubber feet on the bottom.
your recycled art project is ready to hang and think – you didn’t have to spend so much! To try Wouldn’t it fun to have this on a huge scale? Don’t forget to visit the other man Podger projects!