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I Used to Hate Leftovers, Now I Love Them!

I used leftovers, including my encaustic paper, to make a few cards

Leftovers. I hated them as a kid. Especially when my parents would mix everything all together to make dinner. Now, I love leftovers. Not the kind you eat, but the artful kind in the studio. The kind of leftovers that make me try something that I hadn’t thought about before, like the neon with the darker teal of my encaustic paper in these mixed media cards.

 

I used leftovers, including my encaustic paper, to make 2 mixed media cards

The leftovers:

  • Book text that I experimented on during my first time giving encaustic a try that had a heart cut out of it
  • Lime green ribbon that has been floating around my studio for what feels like years
  • Neon yellow paint and stencil play (Tossed Blossoms) with colored pencil scribble journaling on deli paper

 

The cards they became:

I used leftovers, including my encaustic paper, to make 2 mixed media cards I used leftovers, including my encaustic paper, to make 2 mixed media cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Die cut letters with colored pencil scribbling all over it finished up each card.

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  • Corrine March 12, 2015, 5:19 pm

    I used to hate leftovers too, now I create new dishes with them and new art too. Fun Spring green. xox

  • Kay Wallace March 12, 2015, 7:22 pm

    Love the neon yellow here, Carolyn! I sometimes even make intended leftovers, both in my kitchen and in my studio. Great post!

  • Jean Marmo March 12, 2015, 8:06 pm

    You rocked these leftovers! That neon is amazing!

  • Raine March 12, 2015, 9:19 pm

    I LOVE these! Especially the ones with the ribbon. Neon green is definitely one of my favorite colors. (After Pink, of course šŸ˜‰ )

  • Kathryn March 13, 2015, 9:41 am

    Who knew leftovers could be so fun and look so good?! I’m thinking that should be a metaphor for life. LOL. šŸ˜€

  • kim March 13, 2015, 9:52 am

    Love the bright colors and these leftovers are outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

  • Von Reeder March 13, 2015, 9:55 am

    Way to ROCK the neons Carolyn!!! Love your leftovers – mighty tasty art!!!

  • Win Dinn March 14, 2015, 9:30 am

    Leftovers are the BEST for experiments – testing, testing, 1,2,3 and here you have a new favourite!