Adventures in Junking was created in February 2015, but I had been repurposing/upcycling material well before that. Before I post this year’s Christmas creations I’ll share some work from last Christmas,A neighbour put a bundle of vertical blinds at the curb the evening before garbage collection day and I salvaged several of the weights in the bottom of each blind. They were a bit too heavy to make into tree ornaments, so I made them into gift tags. There were several steps. Each tag was gessoed and painted before I decoupaged vintage messages or images. (from the Graphics Fairy and other vintage clip art sites. Many of those were tea stained before being decoupaged onto the painted tags.