Tuesday, August 27, 2013

woyww- recycled junk art

On my desk is a little box covered in rubbish.  I continue to tinker with it until it is just right.  Such a satisfying feeling recycling junk until it finds another life.  This little box started out holding stationary then it was subjected to folk art and now it has all been covered by metal bits and pieces, glimmer mist, gesso, plastic, bling, gilding paste and the odd flower.

It must be the week for finding life in repurposing, recycling and sharing it with others.  The lovely Doone has sent me the most incredible upcycled Junk Key fob.  
There are so many layers and stories within this amazing piece of art.  I keep turning it around and finding something new, layer upon layer of texture all encased in resin.  It has flown across the world and arrived just as I was adding the last piece of "treasure" on my box.  

Time to stop by woyww and see what others have on their desk.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, your little junk box is fabulous - what a brilliant way to recycle, I'm sure I have boxes of bits I don't want to chuck out but not sure I could make them look gorgeous like yours. Cheers RobynO #32

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  2. Hi Ms.Sandra, TY for the visit. Having wonderful and uplifting people like you in my life from week to week definitely help with the positive attitude. I am totally in love with your repurposed box. I love finding ways to recycle, reuse and repurpose things people would normally throw out. Have you ever checked out jennibelliestudio.blogspot.co.uk?? She is an artist that is all about creating art made from recycled, repurposed, and reused stuff. If you've never checked her out, I highly recommend it.
    I got like 12 quality cigar boxes from a website called freecycle, it's a website where people can donate items they no longer use or need, or request items they would like or need and it's all free. Someone had posted they were donating them, so I grabbed them up, cuz they are hard to find. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them, your box has inspired me to come up with some ideas. Ok seriously sorry for taking up all your space with this short essay. Happy Hump Day!!!
    Kimmie
    WOYWW #!

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  3. Wow! I love, love, love the projects on your desk this week! Your box is just terrific: the recycled bits and bobs look marvellous and that fob - well - I'm awed! I love the idea of its layers and stories. I just want to lift it off the page and touch it and explore every little detail - what a lovely gift! Julie Ann xx #42

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  4. this is THE best kind of recycling - love both your box and the key fob!!
    thanks for stopping by already and leaving such a lovely comment :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 38

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  5. I just love recycling and that gift from Donna is amazing. I know she found the resin fascinating but this is the first time I have seen any of her work. Lucky you!
    As for your recycled box - well that is a beauty if ever I saw one. The paper clips, zip fastener etc all look like part of a jewel encrusted top which is absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing and for visiting e earlier.
    hugs, Neet 25 xx

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  6. Lovely box & like how you've used all the little bits & bobs other would just throw away. Happy woyww Jill #53

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your encouraging comment. Your work is amazing. Don't think that I would have the imagination to see how different scrap items could be used. Well done, john-w #35.

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  8. Hi Sandra - thank you for popping by. Glad you liked my tags. I love that you have made junk look like such opulent treasures. What a fab project. Love the green one too. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 27 x

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  9. Hi Sandra, love your beautiful boxes, the one you are working on now and the one off to the right too - fabulous makeovers, and quite inspiring ... I save little boxes with the intention of doing something with them too, but that's all I do, save them. Time I did something instead :) The Junk Key Fob from Doone is just incredible ... a real treasure. Oh, and I think the EM is of the opinion that he doesn't need me to find more useful things for him to do, he already does that very well for himself ... he is not the type to retire to the armchair, newspaper, TV, slippers and pipe ... inactivity would kill him for sure :)) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #59

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  10. Thanks for the visit to me already.. My stencils think I just about use them every day for some project I seem to be making.. Love using them on the Gelli plate. Wow!! at your box you made its just beautiful with all its layers and what a fantastic junk key fob from Doone that is amazing what a fantastic art piece that I can understand why you keep looking at it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :)

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  11. Gorgeous box as always with your projects. Thanks for popping by BJ#6

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  12. Love what you have done with the box, all those lovely metal findings just speak to me and you have a Donna junk keyring, it looks fabulous! Annette #9

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  13. Love your box, it's so beautiful. I also love the keychain fob, gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #94

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  14. Your box is looking great! Brigita #104

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  15. I so love your repurposing projects what a great way to hold on to things in a beautiful way!
    Debxx#108

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  16. Both are beautiful. I want to reach in to the the screen and touch and turn them, this way and that. That doesn't happen much, except on WOYWW days :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (22)

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous box. Love the keyring as well. Hugs. Pam#36

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  18. Love the box, seems recycling junk is a bit of a theme as the shadow box you kindly commented on has bits of broken jewelleryas well.

    Still playing with the pieces.

    Thanks for visiting today.
    Ann B
    44

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  19. I absolutely love what you are doing. Recycling junk is the best. 108

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  20. Your little box must begin to feel a bit like Dr Who - keeps changing existence!! It's great. Well done.
    Thanks for popping over - yes, I didn't know John had put the card on HIS website!!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #37

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  21. Your box is fabulous, I just kept looking at it for ages as there is so much in there. You just want to touch it. How lucky are you getting that gorgeous key fob from Doone. You are both so clever.
    Have a great week.
    Von #41

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  22. Hey Sandra, love the box, it is gorgeous and what a lovely gift from Doone. Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier, sorry for the late visit. Cx #33

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  23. You know how much I LOVE junk art, and recycled art. Both your box and Donna's key fob are beautiful examples of what can be salvaged and turned into new and gorgeous art. Love them both. Thanks for visiting me yesterday.

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  24. happy WOYWW!
    i'm happy to get a chance to peek at your desk today! i love junk too! i often pick up something and keep it in hopes of making something with it. your box and Doone's key fob inspire me!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS@14

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  25. I love to take trash and turn it to treasure! This is such a beautiful box! #93

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  26. Fabulous pieces on your desk. Love the box- stunning. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #56 xx

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  27. Junk can be so much fun to play with! You have some really neat stuff there to work with and the key fob is fabulous.

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  28. Wow your fabulous box piece is just a delight to explore such fabulous detailing on the lid and I can only imagine what beauty and treasure lies within the lovely key fob you received. Both pieces look wonderful. Have a great week! Danie #62

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  29. wow you have created something really awesome there well done
    Bridget #80

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  30. I so wish I had a knack for upcycling things. I put lots of things together, but they don't look nearly as lovely as your end product. Your little box is too cute. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I've been running behind this week - yay for a 3 day weekend. :-) April #24

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