Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Can Can part 2

Okay, it's reveal day!  I'll warn you now that this post is HEAVY on PICTURES.  I decided I like this altered can most when I look at it through my camera. :)
The whole can is tiny.  I used a teeny-weeny tomato paste can.  I thought it would be easier to decorate and quicker to finish.  Well I was half right!
It was fast to decorate, but the problem was that it was fast-to-decorate!!!  I ran out of room to put stuff and still have any background showing up.  I painted the can and embellished my winged friend before I left stamp club last week. 
The flowers, buttons, dew drops, and bow all got added next.
I've got a soft spot for glitter.  Maybe it is from growing up in the 80's, but things seem sooooo much prettier when there are sparklies on them.  I bought this glass kinda glitter ages ago for a project (that I never actually completed!) and dug it out to frost the flower above.  It looks awesome IRL!

I added the bang of brown glitter next (really would have been easier to have had that inspiration earlier in this project!), it's from the Martha Stewart line.  Say what you like about her, but she makes fantastic glitter.  WAY more sparkle that ANY OTHER glitter (I've got glitter from just about everyone who makes it).  The last part to be added was the little wooden stand with the buttons from my stash.

Have I mentioned that I'm not a big fan of blue?  You wouldn't know it from this project. :)  I am proud of the fact that I used blue and that I altered something with no idea of what I was going to do with it.  Everyone has asked me what I am going to do with this can. Anyone out in the blogosphere have any suggestions?


  1. All of that glitter is so sugary! LOVE your little creation and a good idea.

  2. you HAVE made some changes since stamp club. this came out great! i love all the glitter - especially the glass glitter. i'll have to dig out that glitter and put it to good use.

  3. i'm liking the new look of your blog too!

  4. Oh, I love glitter, too! Beautiful!

  5. This is adorable! Love all the glitter. :)

  6. This is so cute.
    Fill it with candy, that would be my suggestion. :)

  7. Thank you so much for the blog candy. I received it yesterday. Made a video of my opening it on my blog.
    Ignore the dippiness. I didn't get much sleep the night before and I needed a nap LOL
    Thanks again :)


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