Saturday, May 12, 2012

Altered Can

This started out as a regular green bean can, the kind with the pull tab lid. I altered it and turned it in to a rusty piece of art. It's purpose, you ask? To hold paint brushes! Perfect for just that! 

I was inspired by a tutorial by RachO113 on youtube. She used a rusting solution on hers but I didn't have access to that so I just used acrylic paint. I mixed some colors together till I got the look of "rust" that I liked! I painted the chain with the same color. I cut holes in the can using my crop a dile and attached the chain using brads.  The hearts were cut out of cardboard from an old sizzix die, then I painted them to match. The bottom of the can is started off as a plain piece of cardstock, then I painted and stamped on it to give it the look I desired. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper onto the can. ART is chipboard letters that I painted black. 

 On the back side, I just added a few rusty things I found to give it a little something, maybe not needed but still fun. I was impressed how well my rusty paint job matched an actual old rusty key! 

This was such a fun project and I love how it came out!

Pin It


peggylee said...

wow love your going to try this out...have seen it before but never going to now. thanks for the love love the keys and of course hearts my fav.

she3655 said...

I'm still quite new to blogging and altering, but I'm loving it, I think your work is Fantastic, you have so much I would love to try.... I'm now a follower..xx :)

Jessica said...

Hi! I have been looking around on your blog and what amazing creations you have done!! You are so talented:) I just love this altered can...

Hugs Jessica, a new follower:)