Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Recycled Dryer Sheet Art!

I spent the last few days creating more mixed media art cloths using the fabric softener sheets that you throw in the dryer.  I recycle them after they've been used.  Awhile back I created a video tutorial on how to create these versatile little masterpieces.  If you would like to view it you can see it here.

Here are the cloths I made recently, the only difference between these and the ones on the tutorial are that I glued and collaged multiple pieces of dryer sheet to make larger works of art.  I plan on making a clutch or bag of some sort with this first one.  This piece was made using 2 rows of 4 dryer sheets each.



This next one was created with one row of 3 dryer sheets

And this one was created using 1 row of 4 dryer sheets

I can't wait to post the finished hand bag, but I'm not much of a seamstress, so it may be awhile!  But my goal is to create a class teaching you how to create larger cloths and assembling them into things like bags, journal covers, wallets etc...

5 comments:

  1. Something I thought I'd mention also is that baby wipes that have dried up would work well for this project as well. (Of course, not used baby wipes!) Ha Ha!

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  2. Beautiful textures.
    I love the colors.

    I never thought of using dryer sheets in such a creative way.

    Thanks for the tips.

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  3. You are so very welcome! I think this would be a great and fairly inexpensive art project for elementary school kids!

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  4. they are lovely really vibrant colours

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