Trashion team member Mary Helen of Scribble Nation gives new life to paper with amazing talent! We asked her a few questions about reuseing paper and here is what she had to say:
What do you make by re-using paper?
One of a Kind Mustache Collage Cards
What do you find the most satisfying about your creations?
I love the creative process. We start out with a cocktail or two, some of our favorite magazines or clothing catalogs, and a set of colored pencils or felt tipped markers. Giggles and mustaches quickly follow. We often do our best mustaching with the help of our friends during our weekly craft night. In a few days I pull out the mustached or collaged pages and start attaching them to randomly stamped cards. I love making art out of jokes. It's my favorite.
Where do you typically find the paper you repurpose?
Junk mail, magazine subscriptions, and catalogs. These things arrive at the house, are read through about a gazillion times, then are added to the mustache pile.
What type of paper products do you use?
Mostly magazines and catalogs. We attach our collages to new, crisp cards and envelopes.
Where did you learn your current techniques?
Where do you get your inspiration for your projects?
The popularity of mustache
Which of the tools you use is your favorite?
It's a toss up between the colored pencil and the ever popular Sharpie marker.
Tell us about a couple favorite items they've made from paper and why they stand out in your mind.
Commander Stache, pictured at right, features the picture that started the whole joke. She is like the Mustchae Mother, giving birth to all the countless mustached wonders to happen since.
Beer Helmet, as seen below, is another favorite of mine due to the cooperative aspect of it. Our friend Jessica doodled this bad boy, never thinking it would become a piece of upcycled art!
Any final thoughts you want to share? Viva magazine graffitti!
Thanks for sharing your creative reuse of paper with us! We never knew waiting rooms could bring such fun to us all!
Interested in discovering more about Mary Helen and her work? Check out her blog. Want a mustash card for your very own? Go to her Etsy shop!