Jul 9, 2010

CMB Vintage/Shabby Paint Can Swap

This was a great swap to be in and Susan, was my wonderful partner in it. I went outside of my comfort zone for this and I'm not sure if I made her can vintage, but I definately managed to make it shabby....thanks to my handy-dandy Distrezz-It-All! Susan has a Longeberger basket collection so I thought I would weave the paper to look "basket-y" which wasn't too difficult, but the inking and destressing of each 1/2" strip seemed to take forever....I can't say enough words of praise for the Distrezz-It-All for making it so easy!

I made the flowers out of paper punches, walnut ink, and glimmer mist....lots of scrunching in these but so much fun to make.

Did you notice the feet? I glued some wood pieces together that I found at Hobby Lobby and sprayed them with walnut ink to give them the antiqued look....I think they turned out great. The next time I am going to screw them in instead of relying on Gorilla Glue to hold them in place.

All in all, I was so happy with the way this turned out and hope Susan did too.

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit my blog....especially during these beautiful summer days!


Michele said...

It is GORGEOUS!!!! I noticed the flowers and the butterflies! I really need to get that punch! :-)

vanron said...

OMG!!!! It is soooo GORGEOUS!!! (Good word Michele!!) That punch is a good one!! NIce Job!!!