Monday, September 13, 2010

Altered Art - Got Green Bean Cans?

Inspired by this tutorial, look what I came up with ... More altered cans ... more fun ...
It was so much fun to embellish each one in a different way, using all manner of goods from my stash ...
Chipboard pieces and buttons and flowers ... oh my!
Seam binding and pearls - be still my heart!
Notice the matching Little Book of Big Ideas for each altered tin can? $1 each from Hobby Lobby. I found them in the area with brown cardboard type items ready to be altered, such as big letters and cute sizes of boxes, etc. Next up, some fun with pleated crepe paper ...Some nifty flower topped pens to add to the mix ...
And now some close-up's of the little books ...

I used lots of modge podge on this project ... I even applied another layer on TOP of the embellishments (buttons, pearls, etc).
First I painted the books with acrylic paints and modge podged. Then stamped with staz-on inks. The words were computer generated and cut into pieces, glued, then outlined with black or gold Krylon Pen.
Do you know how much fun I had doing these? There are no words!

1 comment:

misstreez said...

I'm liking the collaged altered look you got going on here. Looks like a lot of fun. Pleated crepe paper - gorgeous!