Extend, expand, or otherwise develop your reference subject. Augment it, supplement, advance or annex it, Magnify it: Make it bigger.
Move your subject into a new situation, environment or context. Adapt, transpose, relocate, dislocate.
Bring life to inanimate subjects by thinking of them as having human qualities.
Overlap, place over, cover, overlay
Make your subject bigger or smaller. Change proportion, relative size, ratio, dimensions or normal graduated series
Exchange, switch or replace
Separate, divide, split
Separate, set apart, crop, detach: Use only a part of your subject. In composing a picture, use a viewfinder to crop the image or visual field selectively. "Crop" your ideas, too, with a "mental" viewfinder
Twist your subject out of its true shape, proportion or meaning
Camouflage, conceal, deceive or encrypt
Cross-fertilize: Wed your subject with an improbable mate
Contradict the subject's original function. Contravene, disaffirm, deny, reverse
Ridicule, mimic, mock, burlesque or caricature
Equivocate. Fictionalize, "bend" the truth, falsify, fantasize
Compare. Draw associations: Seek similarities between things that are different
Sympathize. Relate to your subject; put yourself in its "shoes
Transform, convert, transmutate: Depict your subject in a state of change
How can your subject be imbued with symbolic qualities?
Build a myth around your subject
Fantasize your subject. Use it to trigger surreal, preposterous, outlandish, outrageous, bizarre thoughts