There are nights when I simply don’t want to cook, or hadn’t thought about cooking all day. Nothing has been defrosted and there’s nothing to eat. Sometimes on these nights I mix up some Kodiak Cakes and drop it in the Belgium waffle maker. I make waffles far more often than I make pancakes. On a side note, I love using the chocolate variety to make muffins.
The last waffle I made, was the last of the box. I was about to toss the packaging into the trash when it occurred to me that it just might be the perfect size to hold Mandy Thompson’s Analogue Issues.
And it was!
I didn’t waste any time cutting off the top and an angled opening. I placed a little masking tape on the bottom to secure the flap and gave it a layer of gesso before painting and inking and re-painting; spreading a little molding paste here and there to give the box some lovely texture. I opted to paint a flower and stamp the word “Analogue” on both sides. Just before I was about to spray it with matte coating I decided to use my oil pastels to add a little mark making. To the long side I added a name plate using scrap packaging. You can just make out a bit of the previous layers.
Oh yeah, and I love splatters!
It’s really very lovely, I think.
How about you? Do you find uses for your left over food packaging? Do you repurpose? Do you look at someone else’s trash and think….”Art project!” Food packaging can be cut down and used for ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), ICADs (Index Card a Day), Gift tags, or trimmed and refolded into an envelope. The possibilities are endless.