Thursday, 26 January 2012

Art Journey prompt - Packaging

The 3rd UKS Art Journey prompt was to collect packaging and then to lay it all out and see what it makes us think of. My mind went instantly to recycling and how much we do as a household to try and do our bit we definately have at least double the amount of recycling to waste and with 2 cats, a dog and a child still in nappies (don't go there he isn't ready and I'm stressed about it!) I think that is pretty good.
I thought of burnt earth for this prompt I don't know why but the idea of yellow going to orange and then brown (it looks black in the photo my 10 month old camera is broken and going for repairs *sigh*) appealed to me and so I went with it;

After the painted double page (my first double) was dry I stamped with black paint using bubble wrap from the packaging and added circles using the end of a kitchen paper tube and added "tracks" using the side of a bottle lid both in beige. I added some of the triangular recycling signs in the beige paint and some doodling in black and white before the journalling.

I am quite happy with the end result and I think I am learning a lot but I have decided I need better paints I am running out of a couple of colours so I will be getting a better quality paint when I replace them :)

Thanks for popping by x


  1. I do love the effect that bubble wrap gives :)

  2. This is fab Michelle - I love the colours and the journalling. And well done on recycling so much ;o)

  3. Brilliant!Love the bubblewrap stamping.