My project was inspired by a set of canisters I saw online. Of course, you know me - I had to figure out a way to make them with dies! I had a blast experimenting with my Canister die from Eileen and a variety of DecoArt Media paints. Using just a few paints and a sea sponge, you can achieve this look on any kind of surface.
Here's how I did it:
Only a couple more steps - I promise! Add a squeeze of Burnt Sienna to some silver paint and mix. Sponge this metallic brown color randomly along the top and bottom of the canister.
Finally, add a squeeze of Panes Grey to the mixture. Sponge canister randomly with the darker metallic to add an aged appearance. Let paint dry completely.
To create a label for the canister we'll use one of my favorite tricks - stamping on tissue! Stamp the botanical flourish on white tissue paper using StazOn ink. Use a number set (this one is from 7gypsies) to add the numbers. Cut out or tear paper away from image.
To apply the label, brush a generous amount of DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish over the surface of the canister. Lay the stamped tissue onto the canister and brush with more varnish. Let piece dry completely.
How easy was that?! To create the smaller versions of the canister, just cut an inch from the body for the medium-sized one and two inches for the smallest one.
Here is a pic of my inspiration. How do you think I did?
All the supplies I used are available from Sizzix, Simon Says Stamp, and Amazon via the links below!
Eileen's blog for all the details on the challenge. We'd love for you to join us!