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Dragon Puppets

Dragon Puppets

One of the great things about being a creative arts nonproft with a retail store is that you all come in with the coolest creations. Recently, a customer stopped by with two adorable dragon puppets, and we couldn’t not share with the rest of you.

Portland Creative Reuse DIY project- Dragon Puppets-

These dragons are made with:
socks
fun foam (some of it painted)
yarn
velcro
cell phone holders (We had a bin in the store for months.)
Googly eyes.

Each dragon has detachable wings so that you can mix and match.

What have you made with… read more »

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Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Here at SCRAP, we get a lot of trim. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we get whole giant rolls of it. Imagine all the possibilities. As a huge fan of the fabric flower, I love simple wrapped trim flowers. I love that one technique can be used with various trims to create very different flowers.

Ingredients:
Trim
Hot glue gun/hot glue
Stem (I’m using brown floral wire)

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Interivew with SCRAP Gallery Artist Julie Forbes

Interivew with SCRAP Gallery Artist Julie Forbes

Possibilities are everywhere for Portland artist Julie Forbes. Her work ranges from the discovery of lost items found in space to the simultaneous celebration and condemnation of our consumerist society. Forbes’ show, Deep-Space Archeology, is currently on display in the SCRAP’s Red Rover Trailer gallery through September.

1. How did you get into art? Did you go to art school or are you self taught?
I have a degree in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and have taken… read more »

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