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 Mind’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. 🙂
More Altered Art Projects:
- Altered CD Tin
- Bits & Pieces Album Made from a Vintage Dictionary, Salvaged Papers and Clear Scraps chipboard
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at KnittingandCrochet.net , ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 8-27-2022.