I have to admit...I can look at many things & find an art use for them. Bottle caps get carefully removed so as not to dent them...they can be used as the base for a magnet or charm. Mesh bags that lemons or potatoes come in make great textures on a page of a journal & can be used as stencils, too. But one of my favorite art supplies that never lands in the recycling here is matchboxes...yep...matchboxes. Small ones from restaurants (if any restaurants still give those out)...and the ones from the large kitchen matches that we buy to use to light candles. With some paper & paint & embellishments, they become great little gift boxes that are actually a gift themselves.
This is an example of one I made for my online art friend, Bev. I had some goodies to share with her & decided the matchbox I had just emptied could be part of her little gift.
The joy of REAL tomatoes!
5 years ago