What to do with them?
Cut them up!
Use them on the outsides of envelopes.
They make great cards.
|Part of a watercolor cut up and made into a card.|
|Pieces from a calligraphy exercise that didn't work very well as a large piece. Cut up and glued into an embossed piece of paper -- much better!|
Or glue them down to another substrate, gesso over them, and make another mixed media piece altogether.
|This is an original painting that I like. I made a copy of it to use in this mixed media piece.|
|Practice pieces ready to be turned into something else.|
Remember to send a postcard or a repurposed piece of art to a friend this summer! Keep in touch.
*If you would like to know more about Japan and its recycling techniques, check out Todd Jay Leonard's blog at http://www.toddjayleonard.com/Todd_Jay_Leonard/Trash_laws_here_are_nothing_compared_to_Japan,_Blog_Archives.html