3 ways of incorporating found ephemera on your projects. Here are 10 more ways to incorporate found ephemera on your projects! :)
1. Trim it down to fit.
I go by Tim Gunn's famous tagline, "Make it work! " when it comes to ensuring something I want to use gets used! If something's sticking out, cut it down to a manageable size so that it would fit. Yep, the other part of the orange cable tie will appear on a future project. *LOL*
|Beyond hilarious layout.|
2. Stamp on it...and add stickers.
This works well on flat objects like an ice-cream stick, fabric or tag.
|A mixed media canvas.|
3. Make it whimsical.
Pair unexpected elements for a whimsical appeal. My inspiration for the canvas came from the book page. Let your imagination run a little wild. :)
|Be mine darling card.|
4. Try a different base.
Use a base you've never tried before and you just might surprise yourself. My card was "built" on a Maya Road kraft envelope.
5. Mix textures.
Try mixing items of different textures together. The contrast can be very visually appealing. Think biker jacket meets chiffon dress...feminine yet edgy.
|The gangster gang: fire hydrant edition layout.|
6. Make it (them) into something else.
In this layout, I used 2 ice-cream stickers to make a wooden signage. I also layered a few elements to create the sun and I took the wooden cat off a keychain.
7. Try (a little or a lot of) glitter.
Glitter is a great way to make everyday objects like a hanger look instantly more stylish! :)
|Trick or treat card.|
8. Add dimension to an existing pattern.
Old toy wheels on a bicycle image? Fun!
|A distressed tag.|
9. Create a "scene".
Yep. I really wanted to use this old watch casing. So I created a whole "scene" to fit it in. Complete with flying pig. :)
10. Make it 3D.
Make it attention-grabbing. Make the person looking at it want to reach out to touch it. [The bird was yanked from its perch when the nephews saw the bag! *LOL*]
There you have it. 10 more ways to incorporate found ephemera on your projects. What do you think? Will you be incorporating found ephemera on your projects?