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!
Incredible Shelly, these look like real metal cannisters!! Amazing job creating the faux metal and your tissue stamping really works here. I like the original tins but your are much more fun!! Love them! hugs :)ReplyDelete
I can honestly say that I love yours better and your technique is AWESOME!! I just have to give it a go sometime! :D TFS!!ReplyDelete
Sometimes I think my heart seriously won't be able to take one of your posts someday. I absolutely am blown away. My absolute favorite thing is to see one element look like a completely other element and what you transform paper into is fabulous. I love your tips, tricks and tutorials and how you clearly show correct application of products. This is AMAZING!! Thanks so much for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Fabulous way you made your canisters look like metal by your stippling technique...I remember doing the application when tole painting and now I may have to drag out my sponges and brushes to make something since you have made such an inspirational piece...smiling. They are beautiful canisters.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing the way, you did this wonderful artwork!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic Shelly, they look so authentic, thank you for the superb tutorial, Carole Z XReplyDelete
Wow. Those are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the clear instructions on your tutorial.
I'm pinning because my brain is a sieve. :D
Just had to come over and say how wonderful these canisters are, you have worked your magic with those paints and created three masterpieces. They do look authentic! Brilliant work... Anne xReplyDelete
These are stunning! So realistic looking. Thank you for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
oh yeah, these look so good!! faux magic. =)ReplyDelete
That is one amazing set of canisters Shelly!ReplyDelete
Golly these look fantastic and so authentically metal! Stunning effects. Sea sponge is a terrific means of application. Nicola xReplyDelete
This effect is really great. You did an awesome job in your re-creation. I can see using this technique for many things. Thanks.ReplyDelete
The canisters are beautiful! The effect looks so much like metal! Thank you for sharing those great tips! Love the way they turned out! Sweet! :)ReplyDelete
This is crazy good Shelly. Never in a million years would I have thought your canisters were not made of metal. Thanks for the detailed step outs.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love these canisters! Create simple project too. Your inspiration was the perfect foundation.ReplyDelete
These are very cool canisters. Love the faux metal look!!! Very creative.ReplyDelete
Totally amazing!!! You ROCKED It, girl!!!!!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing-great tutorial!ReplyDelete
These are fabulous! Totally look like metal., thanks for sharing your technique.ReplyDelete
Brilliant! Such a cool paint effectReplyDelete
Thank you for a fab tutorial
You inspired me to make my own version of this and I just wanted to say thank you. I gave you credit on my blog. :)ReplyDelete
Have a great week and thanks again.
These ROCK and so do you!!!ReplyDelete