The challenge for this ATC was to use something that we “found”. I was lucky, one day while walking to my truck I looked down and found a hoop earring on the ground. I picked up the earring and decided that I would keep it to use later.
The first thing that I did was use my silver leaf paint pen to paint the earring silver. It had been a nice shinny silver at one time, but since the earring must have been outside for a long time, it was worn and tarnished.
I found some awesome paper from K & Company and use that as my foundation 2.5 by 3.5 inch card.
Love was stamped in black Stazon ink and then punched with my McGill label punch. I used a little Distressed ink around the edges and my glitter gel pen to finish the look of the word Love.
I found the lock and key charms in my stash and added jump rings so that these could hang from the earring. The earring was glued to the paper using Glossy Accents from Ranger Inks, as well as the rhinestones.
The green heart is a metal heart. The metal is from an aluminum soda can, I cut the shape, emboss the metal and then painted this green. The heart was mounted using pop dots or also known as 3D dots.
Next time you walk by something that you think is trash on the ground, stop and pick up the item. You never know when something just might become a treasured art piece.
Have you ever made art from something that you “found”? If so tell me about what you found and what you made with the item.
Thanks for stopping by and reading.