Tissue Box Transformation
What to do with all the lovely tissue boxes we go through?
I try not to use the papers from commercial boxes for the artwork I sell – someone designed those and those companies retain the copyrights. But, they are fun to use when repurposing into work for friends and family.
I have a friend with a birthday this week and he loves fish. And, I love to give bookmarks as part of my gifts.
So, let’s make one…
1. Grab your box of choice. Tissue, cereal? And, disassemble.
2. Go to your Scrap Paper Stash and pick out a couple of pieces that go with your main Box Print. Some coordinating colors or prints.
3. Cut out 3 pieces in a fun shape. Make them graduated in size – refer to the second image here.
4. Then sew the two top pieces together and glue that to the bottom piece (dark color paper here).
5. TaDah! You’re first Tissue Paper Bookmark. Or have you done this before?! Cute!
Here’s another one in production.
This one is from other recycled paper items: an Old Shiny Silver Folder from some Junk Mail and some Old Wrapping Paper.
I drew the fish on the computer and printed it out. Applied some watercolors. Cut all the papers out the same way as the fish above – a rectangle this time. And, I will assemble them the same way.
And, the scraps? Why into a painting of course!