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USING PLASTIC PACKAGING TO MAKE ART

As consumers, most of what we buy comes wrapped in plastic. This plastic can't be recycled easily, so it gets thrown away only to end up on a landfill or blown away to cause harm to the natural world.

So, I started saving it, my shed is now pretty full and my bins are pretty empty.

And now, I am making pretty art with it.

I am passionate about the amount of plastic waste I make in my own household and I actively try to throw out as little plastic as I possibly can. I must confess, I have had a few Covid wobbles, and have thrown my bit out as well, but on the whole, I have saved most of it. And I decided that I couldn't keep it and not do anything with it. So I created this collection.

I have used lots of glitter because I have a surplus amount from when it was cool to use glitter in children's arts and crafts. And I figure, if I use it on my canvas then it's there forever and not going down the drain to be met with the waterways one day.

 

Microplastics are a big problem. And I want to be part of the solution, not the problem. I personally love a bit of glitter in art, but definitely not in the ocean.

 

I am very careful of how I use it.

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