Friday, July 17, 2009

Challenge - Recycled Junk

The finish recycled junk clutch.

Sample of melted plastic sheet with paint.

The challenge was from Mixed Media Monday and here is my entry. I used a technique I found in the January/February 2009 Issue 22 of Cloth Papaer Scissors. The article was called Paper & Plastic by Alisa Bruke ( You take plastic grocery bags and essentially melt them into one sheet, paint the sheet and embellish the new fabric and turning it into something else useful. I made a small clutch purse. I lined it in muslin, quilted it after using liquid acrylic paints. The paints did chip off a bit when sewing so definitely put a clear coat of varnish on after you sew it. The varnish will not be good for your sewing needle. It was fun and a good way to kick off my stay'cation (vacation at home). Enjoy.


  1. Fun way to recylce products into something more useful and ever so creative.

  2. Thanks! It was kinda fun trying to figure it all out. The sheet isn't smooth but it is hard to get it smooth with so many layers (8) of the plastic. Anyway, it was fun. Thanks for the comment. ag