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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pizza Box Art


I know, I know, it sounds crazy.....Art from a Pizza Box??? But it's the perfect size, and it's free--well, minus the cost of the Pizza. Soon as I saw this nice sturdy box, I knew I could create something out of it.


I love square canvases, but if you've ever priced one, you know they can be pretty expensive. I been trying to not put so much pressure on myself and to just "try" different things, so I've started to use less expensive materials. If I don't have quite as much invested in it I feel like I have less expectations which usually produces a great piece of art.



I reinforced the pizza box with some tape and slapped on a coat of gesso. Then I got out my Mod Podge, paint, pencils and scrapbook papers and started to create.


I've been really meditating on this verse lately, so it was the inspiration for my artwork.



And I was so excited I finally got a image transfer to work using Mod Podge! Amy had a great post on this not too long ago (click here).


Here it is....my final piece! I was really excited about how it turned out.


Okay, I know all you crafty people out there can think of all the other ways you could use a Pizza Box without getting this elaborate-wouldn't it look cute just painted with a monogram letter or a contemporary graphic. If you're interested in seeing more of my collage art, click here. Hope to see you at these parties this week!

www.sillylittlesparrow.com/2010/03/toot-your-horn-tuesday-spring-had.html
http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/03/show-and-tell-with-jen-jewelry.html





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44 comments:

  1. This is freaking FABULOUS!! OMG, Girl you are genius!

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  2. Oh my gracious! You are brilliant! AMAZING! I love that you put verses on your artwork too. Very cool!

    Are you in Arkansas or do they have Damgoode Pies other places too?

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  3. WOW! I can't think of anything else to describe what I thought! What a fun idea...you are just so talented. Great job!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  4. looks so amazing!!

    I'm hosting a giveaway @ my blog...stop by and check it out!

    http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

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  5. I am going to repeat Adrianna...this is freaking FABULOUS!! OMG, Girl you are genius.

    You left me "almost" speechless. Wow, oh wow.

    God gave you a major size gift, thanks for sharing it with us. As I looked at the last photo I thought about all of us going home to God, singing along that "musical" path. Beautiful work.

    Blessings,
    Jilly

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  6. Your project looks awesome! I did some pizza box artwork a couple of years ago & loved how it turned out. What better surface to make art on than something free?? My pizza box art is here:
    http://www.younghouselove.com/2008/09/reader-redesign-pizza-box-perfection/

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  7. Erin-I love your pizza box art too! Everyone needs to check that out. Love the block lettering! Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks everyone for all your sweet comments on my art!

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  8. I am so very, very impressed!!!! Beautiful art and who would ever know it was on a pizza box?!

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  9. Wow! A really amazing idea. Your artwork is beautiful and your "canvas" very creative!

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  10. This is a FANTASTIC idea! I'm going to try and make it my next project.
    You are so AWESOME!

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  11. How gorgeous is that??? Beautiful!

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  12. Pizza boxes are great for organizing paper and rubber stamps also! :)

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  13. It is lovely! I love the way that you used the scapbook paper to put different layers of color. I did a pizza box art project last week but it was nothing compared to this!

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  14. These are amazing! Can't believe they started off as pizza boxes. You're very talented!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you link up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-day.html

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  15. Loved this idea!! The layering, colors, and the verse! (Wondered over from Shabby Chic Cottage.)

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  16. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Hope you don't mind if I try my hand at it.

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  17. ShaWna-in response to your comment....I love to inspire others to create, that's why I post to my blog! And a lot of times, I'll think of something, like doing art on a Pizza Box, and it's already been done, as you can see from some of the creative people that have commented above. So, of course, I don't mind you trying art on a Pizza Box...hope it gives you an inexpensive way to create some beautiful art for your home. My only request, however, as I state on my blog, is that you make it your own. Most of my designs are inspired during my quiet times alone with the Lord, and I don't want them copied. Thanks so much and can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  18. WOW, that is an amazing creation, inspired, thanks!

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  19. What a really amazing idea. Looks great. I will never look at a pizza box the same.

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  20. Girl, you are brillant. I am in love!

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  21. Way to think "outside the box" or use the box. Love the verse you are meditating on! Thank you for sharing it with us at the POPP.

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  22. Holey pizza box! Honestly, this is an amazing work of art. Amazing. I'm so in love with this. It's earned a rightful spot on SNS#20's sidebar for the weekend.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  23. Beautiful work!! I love the colors you used and I always love verses in art! :)
    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  24. OMGoodness what talent you have. I would never have thought of doing this with a pizza box. It's astounding and beautiful.

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  25. That is amazing. I think that's wonderful. Only an artist could make a pizza box into something so beautiful. Great job.

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  26. What an awesome piece of art! You are so talented! :o)

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  27. There are no words! It is wonderful. I love how the Lord gives you your ideas. They are truly inspired. Love it!

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  28. I'm so glad you came over to link up to Make it Yours day!

    I am amazed! Can't believe you started with pizza boxes!

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  29. Hi! I Just happened upon your blog and I love it! Have enjoyed looking at your projects and just love the pizza box idea!
    www.houserevivals.blogspot.com

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  30. What a great idea!!! Saving this for sure. :)
    You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa

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  31. Just gorgeous! And, I have 2 count 'em TWO small pizza boxes SITTING on my dining room table from the weekend!!! Is THIS why I haven't recycled them yet?!? Am I supposed to create with them today?! Hmmm....

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. I think it takes a special talent to make a pizza box look like that. You are a great artist!

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  33. I was just pricing those square jobbies for my son's room. No way! Now, a pizza box. This creative blog world has all the answers! You are brilliant and very inspiring!

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  34. Amazing! I've been inspired to just try new things. Your right...your not out a lot if it doesn't work!! Thanks for the post!

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  35. You are amazing. This is really good. I have had the same thought about pizza boxes but no imagination about what to do with one. This is what I love about blogs. The inspiration is amazing. Thank you.

    By the way, you deserve every one of the adjectives used to describe your work. Amazing, fabulous, brilliant, inspiring, beautiful, gorgeous, great, talented, very talented!, "the coolest thing I've seen in a long time (btw, I ditto that), featured on Funky Junk (that's pretty darn good, if you ask me) :))

    seriously, WOW!!

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  36. That is so neat! I love what you did with it. Great verse, too! I will forever save my pizza boxes to decorate them. Dang, I just threw one away!
    My hubby will go crazy :)
    Does it smell like pizza or does that go away?? The paint probably wipes out the pizza smell.

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  37. wowsers! That's just flat-out gorgeous! If you start selling your creations, let me know. Blessings on you for using your gifts & sharing.

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  38. Wow! I am so impressed! I would have never thought you could have made that from a pizza box. You are an amazing artist!
    Thank you so much for linking up to my party!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  39. Love this!! You are so blessed with creativity and talent!!

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  40. WOW! Who would imagine such inspiration from a pizza box! God really gave us an amazing brain! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  41. I can't believe how amazing you pizza boxes look, great idea!

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