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Playing With Thanksgiving Leftovers

My Silhouette cutter was my friend for making my Thanksgiving decorations.  They were made from paper (you can see them here).  I loved the pattern in the turkeys so I decided to use them as a stencil with spray inks.  I only used part of the turkey as a stencil so it didn’t scream  Thanksgiving.  I have had a blast just playing – perfect way to spend a Saturday during Art Every Day Month!

While making the decorations I tried watercolor paper in the Sillouette.  Didn’t cut  all the way through the paper but I couldn’t throw it out.  Leftovers are such fun to play with because there is NO FEAR of ruining, messing up, damaging, wasting, etc. -it is just exploration!Just a bit of brown spray ink and the design popped out!  I think I am going to have fun exploring how my Silhouette can create backgrounds!

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  • Ginny November 26, 2011, 12:10 pm

    This looks like such fun plus it is so pretty. One of my goals is to relax and have fun with what I am doing. Thank you for sharing what you are creating. I love meeting new people and learning what they are making. AEDM has opened a whole new world of artists to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Cynthia November 26, 2011, 12:14 pm

    I love that watercolor paper effect! And the idea to use the turkey as a stencil–what fun!! Your Thanksgiving decorations were just beautiful!

  • Lori - What Remains Now November 26, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Don’t you love “mistakes” that turn out so good!

  • Jen@small matters November 26, 2011, 8:30 pm

    So fun to play like that!

  • Claudine November 26, 2011, 10:46 pm

    The silouette souns like an interesting tool. Can you design your own templates with it?

    • Carolyn November 26, 2011, 10:57 pm

      Yes you can design your own – I tend to be a bit too impulsive to do that since the shapes are just a dollar – right now they are 50 cents a shape on sale.

  • Rita McGregor November 27, 2011, 6:01 am

    Transforming mistakes is always fun. Like you say, they’re already a mistake so you don’t have to worry about messing up–LOL!

    Love the idea of using part of the turkey as a stencil. That really turned out nicely, too.

    Have a nice rest of the weekend! 😉

  • Kris Lanae Binsfeld November 27, 2011, 10:26 am

    I love that you used your turkey decorations in your art work. What a great variety of looks you were able to create! Fun ideas and turning memories into awesome art! Love it! 🙂 Kris

  • amanda jolley November 27, 2011, 6:30 pm

    so cool. looks like it was stitched!

  • Paula - Buenos Aires November 27, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Awesome! You can obtain such cool effects.