Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dryer Sheet Mixed Media

This was inspired by a fabulous tutorial by Denice Brown of Art Play Today.  I love the idea of recycling dryer sheets and using something that would have gone into the garbage frees me of any perfectionistic expectations.  I mean really, whatever I do has to be a step up from garbage, right?  :)

Denice suggests using freezer paper and glue to secure the dryer sheets. I looked high and low for freezer paper, only to discover that it isn't a Canadian thing.  Who knew.  So I decided to use painter's tape to attach the dryer sheets to some cardboard.



Here is the tissue paper step.


Then scrapbook paper.


And some paint, stamps, and weird 'found' items dragged around the surface.




Getting the pieces off of the cardboard was tricky and involved a lot more cutting than peeling, lol.  Ah well, got them all off eventually, mostly in tact.  Then I glued them into my art journal.



Now I could create fabulously poetic phrases of profound insight (or maybe just a list of goals for the month).


If you notice that some of my August goals look remarkably like my July goals, please try to keep that to yourself, lol.

Next time I'll try waxed paper or parchment paper to see if they work in the same way as the freezer paper.  We're planning a trip to Washington in the fall.  Forget the booze and smokes, my luggage will be full of freezer paper on the way home.  :)

16 comments:

Etcetorize said...

That's a neat idea! You might want to leave some room in your bag for bleach pens too....that's another thing I've never been able to find up here~

Tina Bradley said...

Absolutely lovely!!! I love your improvision, too! Very crafty. ;)

Kadie said...

How fun!! I love that you made your list of goals for the month artsy!! Much more fun than just a plain piece of paper.:) I bet wax paper would work pretty well for this.

MiMi said...

That's cool looking...why am I so confused on why you use dryer sheets though?

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Leave it to you to create something beautiful from garbage! Now I'm never going to be able to throw away dryer sheets....thanks for that.

Maureen Hayes said...

Okay sweetie, I have a migraine so I am not following things well today. . . How did you adhere the tissue paper and scrapbook paper to the dryer sheets? I think this is a fabulous technique and I want to try it, but I am a little lost.

I could send you some freezer paper if that would help you, just let me know. . .

Maureen Hayes said...

Shoot, did it take my comment? Darn migraine, I can't seem to think straight!

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

Whoa, those look really cool!

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

Whoa, those look really cool!

Simona Cordara said...

Cool technique! In Italy we have oven paper, but I don't know about freezer paper. We only have plastic bags...

Pam said...

Can't find freezer paper over here, either. You are so very creative, Terry. I especially like the pink one.

Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects said...

I love it, Terry. This right here is the brand of creativity I stink at. :P

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent Terry!!! Really cool!!! I have never heard of freezer paper ??? If you buy some, you will have to share ;o) LOL!

Lisa H., Plumeria Papercraft said...

Thank you for sharing, Terry. I enjoyed seeing how your artwork was transformed with each layer! Your pink piece reminds me of an aerial view of pretty parasols!

Mindy said...

As in, the Washington above Oregon Washington? Where at, where at?

Don't you love how my comments never have anything to do with the main theme of your post?

Nina B said...

How cool is that!?!?!