With tomorrow being Earth Day, our Artists In Residence have created these fun, upcycled projects to show you how easy it is to use a variety of different items to transform into works of art.
by Penny Ward
I have never painted and stenciled furniture before. With that said, this project was so easy, I can’t wait to find something else to tackle. This little table was my mothers, so of course it means the world to me. However, it was beyond ugly (sorry mom), but this table needed a little something something. I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out using a few inks, stencil and a Sponge Dauber. Learn how to transform furniture here.
by Heike Linnek
A few days after we were asked to do an upcycling project I got hold of an old and ugly plastic picture frame. There were two choices: chuck it away or pimp it up. Of course I did the last one, and now it is the perfect frame to present a photo showing my beloved Dad in the 1960s. This technique using Creative Medium and Embossing Powder is very easy to do and gives a true metallic retro effect. Make your own picture frame.
by Renee Zarate
It is never to early to start training children to respect our home, Mother Earth, by recycling whenever we can. What might seem to be trash, like this old shoebox, can be turned into a lovely treasure box easily using scraps from other projects. Transform your own show box.
Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility.