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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

It's a wrap!

Good afternoon folks. I'm back today with a little blog about what I've been up to in the craft room. As a crafter, like yourselves, I'm always on the lookout for new projects or things that I can upcycle. As I have just finished painting my dresser with Annie Sloan paint I decided that the empty paint can was going to get a makeover of it's own!

 

 

I started off by painting my empty can with gesso, once dry I coated it with antique white crafters acrylic and then some paperartsy guacamole fresco paint for my grass.

 

Onto some white tissue paper I stamped my images, from Lavinia Stamps, and coloured in with pencils.

 

 

I glued the wrap onto the can using mod podge matt glue and applied a glaze over the whole thing to seal it.

To the top and bottom rim of the can I rubbed on some treasured gold (oringinal). To pick out the tissue texture and create a sky I used some aquamarine treasured gold.

 

 

Finally I added some pearly dots and some stickles for a little more dimension.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenge: Challenge # 8 Anything but a card

So here it is, my very own upcylced paint can, already accomodating my evergrowing paintbrush collection.

Thank you for popping over to look at my blog. I look forward to hearing your comments.

 

Happy crafting,

Clare x x x

 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Clare, I love this altered paint tin, it's fabulous. Great techniques used and great choice of stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps.
    Barbara xx

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  2. Ooh wow Clare this is excellent. Love it x

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  3. Your made a lovely item - and a great tutorial too!

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  4. What a super idea Claire, I love the pattern. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  5. Hi Clare....What a super idea and with all the tins we have in my house I can't think of anything else nicer to do with them..... Beautiful work ..... Thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck..... Marianne DT xxx

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  6. Hi Clare this is fantastic. Thank you for the tutorial. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Hi Clare, what a fantastic altered paint can, great idea, I'm currently painting my hall, and you have given me an idea ;) thanks for the inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

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  8. Wow this is fabulous, love the stamps and the scene you have created.

    Hugs Abbs xx

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