10/06/2007

Halloween altered can

Warehouse-sized Electrasol tab can covered in Adams Family (Rusty Pickle) paper. Love this paper! Cardboard canister measures about 9-10 inches in height (about 25cm). Some containers are just meant to alter. This one will never house food, as it previously contained dishwasher tabs. So it's going to sit on a visible and previously naked shelf at the desk in my kitchen that was crying for something Halloweenie on it. Manila tag (Staples) drowned in walnut ink solution & hung to dry. Elements were sponged with Black Soot, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo pads (Ranger). Cat punch (Marvy), glass bottle (these will be in the store this weekend) partially filled with Crystal Shimmer fx (www.usartquest.com). Sentiment - Papertreyink, punched tag - Martha Stewart. Silver H - Making Memories; 3/16" black and orange gingham ribbon-May Arts. Black cardstock (Stampin' up) with torn edges wraps around body of container.

5 comments:

Sharlene said...

I can't wait for the glass bottles! This is such a neat project.

Kendra Giles said...

great job - i love what you did with this!

Otter said...

The Queen of Trash!!! It is totally a complement!!!!! Fantastic Cindy!

Rose Ann said...

Your can turned out sooo cute, Cindy! I love it!

Karen said...

This is great! I love it! I remember, not too long ago, holding our empty can of dishwasher tabs musing aloud that it would be great to make into something else. DH kindly talked me out of it and it went in the recycling bin. Now the next time we get an empty one, I'm going to smuggle it to my craft room and make it into a home for something. Thanks for posting your project!