And by stash, I’m talking about paper stash that book arts people, mixed-media artists and art journalists collect: the odd bits and pieces of all kinds of papers to collage or use somehow in their mixed-media work and art journals.
Today when I was packing up some orders, a light bulb went on. I am an avid recycler, and often reuse padded envelopes and boxes to ship my orders. Although I love that I’m reusing something, it often doesn’t look very nice. It looks more like something the cat dragged in.
I recently had a workshop in my studio, where I keep a “community stash.” I was hoping to send all of the students home with so much stash that the community stash bin would be empty. But instead, I somehow ended up with more. So I got an idea.
I’d use the stash to cover up and decorate the recycled envelope. So not only would I be reusing something and the package would look nicer, I’d also be using up some stash! I looked through the stash bin until something caught my eye. Then I cut it to fit on the package.
After taping down the edges with packing tape, I put on a label! I thought it looked spiffy. I hope the recipient likes it, and reuses everything again too.