Creative Re-Use — Flutter Bye with a Little Friend

What can one do with an old silk screen frame?  Well, paint/collage on it of course…I rescued some silk screen frames from a trash pile a few years back and have use them in all manner of things from jewelry racks to cork boards.  This latest has become a painting all it’s own.  Flutter Bye with a Little Friend…

Flutterbye flutterbye close up 1 flutterbye friend


What did you reuse today????

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28 Responses to “Creative Re-Use — Flutter Bye with a Little Friend”

  1. Jo Murray May 22, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Great idea…and a beautiful result.

  2. Bleubeard and ELizabeth May 22, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    This is gorgeous. I’ve never had or even seen a silk screen before, but I like how you recycled it.

    Sorry about my e-mail. That’s why I have removed the address from my blog. It doesn’t seem to work, but I have to use it because it’s tied to my blog account.

  3. Emma May 22, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    Love the butterfly in a frame of delicious color. Your stand is looking really good, that deep grey shows off your explosions of color beautifully.

  4. NatashaMay May 22, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    Great painting! Love the colors and texture. 🙂

  5. Snap May 22, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    I love butterflies! And the little friend — making me smile!

  6. Dawn May 22, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Beautiful canvas Corrine, the colours work perfectly. Fab re-use of trash too, brilliant!!
    Huge hugs x

  7. Judy Shea May 22, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    I love this ‘flutter bye’. One of my favorites. I had leftovers last night for dinner? Does that count as “re-use”?? LOL

  8. smartcat May 22, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    This is so pretty. I’ve never thought of using my old screens for anything but reusing for more stencils.

    I just transplanted a bunch of Star of Bethlehem to a better site. Is that re-use, or perhaps recycle?

  9. Kat May 22, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I love this Corrine, your art always makes me smile!

  10. Janet Ghio May 22, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    what a great idea–love the translucency of it-perfect for a butterfly!

  11. Angela May 22, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    I love it! The butterfly is gorgeous, but the little creature at the bottom is adorable!

    I’ve reused neckties most recently…in a quilt!

    Have a great day!

  12. Lisa Graham May 22, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    So Spring! I am reusing fence wood. Well, not really reusing…it never got used, it was just cut incorrectly. xoxo

  13. Katie May 22, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Great idea! Your painting is gorgeous!! I reuse my canvas all the time. If I don’t like a painting, I paint over it. I’ve never thrown out a canvas before. 🙂

  14. Kay Wallace May 22, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    What a fun project, Corrine! Just love your sweet butterfly and the “little friend” watching! Am at my sister’s on Cape Cod as she recovers from double knee replacement. Today, I brought up a metal stool buried in her basement and cleaned it all up so that she can eat at her kitchen counter and not have to make several trips (on crutches) from the kitchen to the dining room to eat. Yes, I am waiting on her, but, at the same time, trying to teach her coping strategies to use after I leave. Interestingly, the stool came from a farm that my father restored many, many years ago. This is definitely re-using in my book!

  15. Kim Mailhot May 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Delish !
    Your trash is pretty sweet !

  16. Terrie -Creative Explorer May 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Totally fabulous idea! And great execution…..gotta love those splatters!

  17. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen May 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    It looks so fresh and bright so it must just have broken out of it’s cocoon. I love how you hide little friends in your paintings, and the scribbling looks like cracked paint from a distance. Very cool effect.
    Did you add collage to the screen first? I have been trying to find the screen motif, but had no luck.

  18. Dorthe May 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Gorgeous,- love the building up of the many paper bits, and then the painting and doodling – GREAT colours, and love the little friend , –
    Hugs to you, Corrine!

  19. caterina giglio digison May 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    well you know I am partial to butterflies, but I really love the doggie image…

  20. maria May 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Oh i love your new blog! Lovely!! thank you for your visit to myblog! I appreciate it! Wonderful work! Your art is very joyful! 😀 Thank you again!

  21. wilme May 22, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    This is stunning! Love the colors and the little doggy 🙂

  22. sharon May 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    Awesome as only YOU are!! I can’t believ the things you think of doing! The best thing I came up with recycling was the political advertisement that sat on my kitchen table from yesterdays election I turned over to jot some notes on!

  23. lyle baxter May 23, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I’d love to meet a butterfly in those wonderful colors! good use for the frame!

  24. Marjie Kemper May 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Love how the art carries right off the edges…

  25. Maria McGuire May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I just love the colors–so vibrant! Great idea and I’m so glad you showed us the up close photos or we would have never seen the beautiful details.

  26. minnemie May 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    so vibrant! love it. i re-used an old shirt today – cut it up into handkerchiefs to carry us through allergy season 🙂

  27. Carolyn Dube May 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    The layers and fun that are in this make me smile! You find the best trash!

  28. kirstin May 26, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    That is so lovely! I haven’t reused anything today, but I love to use my diary pages from the past years as backgrounds in my paintings! (happy PPF)

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