Friday, May 10, 2019

Paper Shredder Collage

Do you shred your bills? I do. I hate it - it's noisy and boring.

But when I was standing in front of the shredder last week trying to hear my podcast over the noise, I thought - wait a minute! This is such a quick way to create little strips for collage! So I dropped the bills and ran and got some of my reject Gel Press prints and shredded them (after dumping out the bill shreds, so that I would only have print shreds in the bucket.)

I used matte gel medium  and a foam brush to collage the strips onto a butterfly die cut, and in the process found out something cool about my shredder - I use this one - in the process, which you'll hear in the video below. I used glitter paper for the antennae and the greeting, and this is the background paper. So fun, and on that scale, my "ugly" prints look pretty and interesting. And the process was super relaxing.
So here's my quick, sped up video of the process. All supplies are listed below the video - enjoy!



DI600 Nesting Butterflies Infinity...
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Flower Arrangement Die
[ ALTN ]
Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack - Concord...
[ C&9 | ELH ]
GKD Patterned Paper Pack- Petite...
[ GNK ]
Blick Essentials Value Foam Brushes...
[ BLIC ]
Liquitex Matte Medium
[ BLIC ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI JUNIOR...
[ SSS ]
Amazon.com : Fellowes Powershred 60Cs...
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com : Hammermill 102467 Copy...
[ AMZUS ]
Gel Press 5 x 7 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING...
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Inovart Pro-Roller Brayer
[ BLIC | BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer...
[ AMZUS ]

Loveyameanitbye.

3 comments:

  1. You're so clever! Great idea and great results.

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  2. Wow! That is so neat! I have a cross cut shredder so I wont be able to try it. I will just admire yours :)

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  3. Clever idea. I have all these
    bits and pieces that go into recycling.
    Now I can put even those tiny pieces
    to work. Love the butterfly.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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