Archive for category Artimals
These “artimals” are mostly decoupaged dinos, but I did sneak one lonely little elephant in there. Anyways, clockwise from the top right I used: used wrapping paper, old subway maps, comic book pages and phone book paper (the yellow pages), and old magazine pages (here, a Reader’s Digest to be exact). There’s a smallish dino somewhere that’s decoupaged with newspaper advertisements, but I’m not sure I got a picture of him…
This is one of my favorite forms of upcycling! Taking an old, unwanted toy and transforming it into a work of art!
You can find them all over the place at yard sales and thrift stores, even in the trash- plastic animal toys or little ceramic animal figurines that have served their purpose in a kid’s room or the kitchen window sill, and then given or thrown away. They still have a use! Art!
They’re like little sculptures. I have them all over my computer desk and china sideboard like a bunch of little sentinels. My husband has one on his desk at work. My daughter has them on her dresser in her room. They’re fun :) All I do is decoupage them with cut-up magazine pages, paperback book pages, used tissue paper, even map pages from an old atlas!
I have several of these guys in my Etsy shop right now, plus a cardboard box full of dinosaurs, etc., just waiting to be arted! They seem to be pretty popular! I just have so many things going on at once right now… I’ll work on more soon I hope!