I created this bee by using the waste from the cut out as a template and stencilled the bee shape with some shimmering watercolour paint. When it was dry I traced the outline with a black pen.
I used the detail on the actual cutout as a guide of the other details to add to my sketch. If you don't have a digital cutter then you might own a die cut machine like the one I used to cut out these flower shapes from some grungepaper.
You can see from the paint around them that I've already used them as a stencil on another project but because the grungepaper is fairly sturdy they make a great template to draw around and that's what I did here with some doodled flowers.
Another idea for using cut out waste is to use it as a negative image as I've done here with the birds sat on a line.
I think sometimes to make the best of any cut out shape you have to get a bit creative.
This angel wing appears on a card I was asked to make but I wasn't quite sure how to feature the double wing shape. So after I'd opened up the software I got rid of the cut out parts on one side of the wing and cut it out. I added a tiny bit of glitter and folded the solid part of the wing behind the cut out part to give it a bit of dimension. Although this is on a card it would look brilliant on a journal page.
I hope I've given a few ideas I have to say I now love doodling. I'll be back soon to share some of my journal pages that I had a lot of fun creating over the weekend.