Wall Art Made Using a Thrift Store Find Plus Scrapbooking Supplies
Do you enjoy browsing through thrift stores looking for things to alter? I do! Here’s a quick and easy altered art project I want to share with you.
I love creating complicated, artsy projects — but these days I spend so much time working that I just do not have the time for it. I know that many other artists face the same challenge.
This is one of those projects where I let the supplies do all the hard work for me. I didn’t paint anything except the tree. Imagine that!
- Wooden thingie from a thrift store — I’m not exactly sure what it was supposed to be, but now let’s just call it “wall art.”
- Clear Scraps tree-shaped keychain mini album
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
- Patterned papers — I used papers from My Little Shoebox and My MindÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eye
- Die cut by My Little Shoebox
- Letter stickers, logo sticker, or some other sticker with a fun slogan or quote
I made this project for the Clear Scraps booth at one of the Craft and Hobby Association trade shows, so it has a Clear Scraps logo on it. If you make a similar project, I suggest using letter stickers to spell out “Katy’s Room” or something along those lines, (substituting your child’s name, or your own name of course.)
- Gather your supplies
- Apply alcohol inks to one page of the tree album — save the rest of the album for other projects. Let your inked tree piece dry before doing anything else with it.
- Cut out your papers and tentatively arrange them the way you want them onto your thrift store find.
- Stick everything down using your adhesive.
- Add additional embellishments if you wish. After I took the photo, I did a little bit of doodling on the papers, which made some of the elements stand out more. Wish I’d remembered to take another pic — phooey.
- Done! Enjoy. 🙂