Repurposed Inspiration: Mixed Media Puzzle Collage

mixd media puzzle art

It is so fun to repurpose something and make it your new favorite craft supply!  I have seen puzzle art on Pinterest and decided to try it.

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I purchased this 24 piece puzzle at Dollar Tree for $1.00 and had so much fun making an  experimental piece of art.

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I have files full of art images I tear out of magazines.  It was easy to trace the shape of the puzzle piece on each colorful image and cut to be the shape of each individual piece.  I attached the images with glue stick, slowly covering the original puzzle kitty cat image.

puzzle collage

I tried to have an assortment of faces, and recognizable things like birds and trees with various words as well for background interest.  I like the idea that you see something different each time you look at the piece.

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I attached the puzzle  to a 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas and applied jewelry findings to decorate the top and bottom edges.  Last, I used glue stick to adhere FREE MAGAZINE FONT for my new favorite saying!

mixd media puzzle art


Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

3 thoughts

  1. Sun fun!! Great idea for one of those “There’s nothing to do!!” days when the grands visit the farm this summer. I knew there was a good reason why I hadn’t chucked the box of paper, fabric and misc. scraps.

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