Monday 8 April 2013

Recycling Challenge

On 12 Months In View today, Joanna has given us a tutorial on recycling a CD. Here's my take on the challenge.

I found an old CD.

I decided to the use the stencilled newspaper from last month's technique challenge.

I covered the written side of the CD with Gel Medium and stuck the paper down and smoothed out as many of air bubbles as possible.

I cut off the excess and left it to dry.

When it was dry I cut round the CD.

I decided to cut out the hole in the middle and then cover the back of the CD in the same way as the front.

I cut through again and then added ribbon.

I found some chipboard butterflies and a piece that looks like sticks and painted a thin coat of gesso over them.  I sprayed the butterflies randomly with 3 colours.  I stuck the sticks diecut onto the CD with Glossy Accents and then attached the butterflies.   I put a small amount of glossy accents on each butterfly and spread it across the ink to make it shine.

I found some fabric embellishments which I painted pink with Spray Ink and a brush. (The spray wouldn't work!).  I attached the flowers to the back with Glossy Accents and then put Stickles in the middle of the flowers and left it to dry.

I hope you enjoyed today's challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I really like how this turned out and how you incorporated the newspaper project and little scrap pieces to create a visually appealing piece of art from what otherwise would be trash.

  2. Awesome interpretation of the lesson, Bernice. Well done!! Cheers! Joanna


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