Karen Knutson paints in mixed media, trying to make her paintings fun and easy. A wide range of subjects, including landscapes, figures, collage, abstracts, florals, and birds. Many lessons are included on this blog to encourage her art students. Teaching across the country makes her life a great journey.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Reusing old paintings for pencil boxes
I'm all about recycling things, these days. I eat a lot of almonds, and save the container to reuse for holding markers, buttons, pencils, brushes, and bookmarks, not to mention many other uses! When I don't like the way a painting turned out, I add embellishments, and cut it out to the height of the almond can. Then I wrap it around the outside, and glue it down. There you have it! I just counted my almond containers that are awaiting covers. I have 30!! Do you think that maybe I love almonds????!!!!