Not Just Painted CDs but Upcycled Travel Souvenirs


CD Art - They are unique, handmade, vibrant and aesthetic. And I thoroughly enjoyed making them. Lately, I have been in love with the idea of upcycling and have been repurposing common household items. Last month, when I found a case full of unused and scratched CDs, I was elated. I was not sure what I would make of it but it was easy to figure out that they could be my new base for acrylic paintings. And yes, they did make a great surface for painting with acrylic colours.













I searched for lot of cd art work and designs for inspiration. There was lots of good stuff made on the cd as well as with the cd. I did not want to make anything that was already made. I did not want to cut it into pieces. I waited and thought about a unique travel series. I started painting travel photographs. I randomly picked up photographs that appealed to me and tried making them on CD. The end result was adorable. After every art work, I was excited to start next one. And I completed 4 in a row.












One art work is from Srinagar, another is from Goa. The third and fourth are of hidden gems like Langwa in Nagaland and Loktak lake in Moirang. Together in a row, they make for a perfect travel souvenir. When I posted it on my Instagram and Facebook, my friends loved it. Some have even asked me to make one for them. While I am on a spree of making travel themed CD art work, you can also connect me with me if you want to learn how to make it or if you wish to buy from me.












Most important - If in case you have old CDs at your home, try repurposing them and if you are short of time and want me to do it for you, send me the CDs. I will keep some and paint some for you. Sounds fun? Email me right away if you like the idea.










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