I’m a sucker for supplies. I have more supplies in my studio than I will ever use. And yet I continue to collect more. Because I need them. Really. I do.
Last spring I scored this batch of really cool vintage wooden game pieces.
They only cost $5! Yay me!
One year later, they are still sitting in my drawer, waiting to be used. And I will be using them, I can assure you. No, I don’t have a plan. I would make one, but I’m too busy looking for more goodies to add to my stash.
The picture above is of my wooden pieces drawer. All my junk is carefully organized so I can find it. All the drawers are labeled, of course! I may be an art supply hoarder, but I’m an orderly one. Just look at all those wonderful pieces, just waiting to be assembled into something awesome!
Where to Find Vintage Wooden Game Pieces to Use in Assemblage Art
- Scrounge Around in Antique Shops and Secondhand Shops – I’ve found some good things in antique shops and even more great stuff in junk shops.
- Browse eBay – There used to be tons of good junk on eBay–and I suppose there still is–but it seems to be getting more expensive as sellers wise up to the fact that we junkers want their stuff.
- Visit Farmer’s Markets / Garage Sales / Goodwill Stores – A step down from antique stores and secondhand shops, farmer’s markets, garage sales, and Goodwill stores have yielded some treasures to me over the years. It’s worth a look!
- Steal From Your Kids – Seriously! Most of the wooden pieces in the drawer above were “liberated” from my children. And they never knew they were missing!
How To Use Wooden Game Pieces in Your Art
You can do lots of things with these little wooden bobs and bits. Below are a few pictures of my work.
Here is some inspiration from my Pinterest board.