Monday, March 7, 2011

Recycling Security Envelopes as Collage Materials

A couple of months ago, I read in another blog (forgive me for not linking if it's yours, because I don't remember whose it was) about using opened security envelopes as collage material.  I began looking at the business envelopes I receive almost daily in the mail and noticing the cool patterns inside.  Not only are they really cool, but there are lots of designs and colors.  In just a few weeks, I have collected 14 different ones.   Today, I laid them out on the floor to choose some for a project and my little helper, Purrkins, came to hold them down for me.


8 comments:

  1. How cool you posted a recycling post too. I just posted one today! Its the little windows on the envelopes that intrique me. Need to come up with a fun way to use them. Wow you came up with alot of patterns! Can't wait to see the project!

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  2. Nice collection of patterns here, it is amazing what is in the junk and not so junk mail. I like to re-use the celophane windows too. xox Corrine

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  3. Be careful not to collage the cat.

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  4. I love this envelope paper too. I have a few particular favorites that I've collected quite a bit of. I can't believe you found 14 different kinds.

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  5. Cool. Is there anything in this world that can't be artistically recycled? It gives me hope for the planet ;-)

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  6. I'm glad to see Purrkins is on the job! So much recyclable material comes in the mail; glad to see you are putting it to good use.

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  7. A great selection of patterns - I like seeing things behind the windows, too. My eldest & his fiance have a lovely cat just like yours called Harley

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  8. I will never look at bills the same way again :)

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