Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Altered Can


Yesterday Sharon showed us how to make a beautiful altered can. This is my attempt. It seems much prettier in person than it does in the photo. I struggled with this, because I did not have a lot on hand to embellish it.. The covering of the can was very easy using the Scor-It and I cut and embossed the Oval Tag with my Nesties. I was able to create the word I wanted to use with the JustRite Font set and I love being able to do that.

One thing I would do next time if I used the same can was paint the lid first with some spray paint. My Sharpie didn't cover the metal very well and I had to go over it several times to hide the metal.

I think chocolate covered pretzels or peppermint bark will be great in this can to give as a Christmas gift.

15 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie said...

I love your gorgeous vintage decorated can!!!!!!! It's beautiful!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous! Very vintage!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Joan, this is fabulous! I love the roses on the top and the pearls around the sentiment, just stunning!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Really pretty! It's a gift in itself!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME Joan ... I loved it when I saw Sharon's version and I love this idea even more now that I have seen yours!! THANKS so much for inspiration!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Joan, this is magnificent!! I love all the detail work!!

mustangsarah said...

Simply beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

What an absolutely gorgeous can!!!

Savor the Journey said...

Sharon already said it best!
This is gorgeous ... WOW!
I love the pearls, love the entire creation!

~Bev

Nancy said...

Oh Joan, this can is beautiful! Love the vintage feel to it!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooooh, it's gorgeous! Your embellishing lacks for nothing. The roses on top are a beautiful touch. Love the outline of pearls, too. So pretty!

Janine said...

Well Joan you are amazing!!! I love this ..

The Country Rose said...

This is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

Barb

Dee Jackson said...

This is gorgeous!! I love choclate dipped pretzels. What a wonderful gift:)