Thursday, 19 February 2009

Breakfast anyone?

Now about that cereal box, cut the sides off and place them in a shallow dish and cover with warm water. After about 15 mins take them out and begin peeling the layers off, lay them flat to dry. It's a great job to do on a warm summer's day!

You might be surprised what lies within, here it's a bit similar to handmade paper, really grainy and great texture.
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7 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

Ah! So you PEELED the box apart! Ha! Makes perfect sense adn so much more interesting to create with (thinnner layers, easier to sew through, great rumply organic texture).

I found a little frame at the thruft store today (10 cents!) so will plan on a "stretch your own canvas" tutorial on my blog soon!

Nathalie Thompson said...

That is THRIFT store where I found the frame. Yeesh! My phat phingers phairly phly over the keyboard with no thought to spelling!

robin dudley-howes said...

How clever! I'm loving your collage work. Very cool!
robin

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such fun to visit again M! You have just added a new step to my recycling process, cutting up cereal boxes is not enough, now they must be soaked and peeled = Love it! Thank you for sharing that!!!
You've been busy shopping and creating such wonderful things! Love reading your blog as much as learning and enjoying all that you create = always fab eye candy! Yes, I've missed you!

Hens Teeth said...

Well, I would never have known that, thank you ,,,great tip.

Melinda Cornish said...

Wow! Great idea! Painting suface! oh, you are the clever one...I will definitely use this little tidbit. Melinda

Elizabeth Golden said...

What a great idea. I am going to try this. I love the idea of recycling and that you can sew through the layer so easily. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, also. I am inspired by yours.