Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to recycle clear bags to make stunning transparencies for your art

I love to recycle items that I normally throw away. Here is an idea of how you can recycle those clear bags that scrapbook and other supplies come in. I used alcohol inks ( Jim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks) that I dropped on the clear transparency and used a bottle of air to spread the ink in different ways. This made a very interesting design that I attached to an art trading card and made into

this card that I call " The Perfect Storm".

Now instead of buying so many transparencies for use in my art (mixed media) I can make unusual backgrounds and recycle at the same time. lol


  1. I love the idea of using the canned air to spread the alcohol inks!

  2. Thanks so much for posting your process ... I love knowing the how to. And your "Perfect Storm" is beautiful.

  3. Awesome! I learned the trick about compressed air a few years ago in a college class--I looove the spontaneous and exciting nature of it. So fun to play with.

  4. Very interesting process. Beautiful work.