25 March 2015

A recycled boat. TUTORIAL.

Hello everyone!
Here with you Elena Arts again with my new project.
I love to recycle and give a new life to objects that have already exhausted their function. So, I want to show you what you can do with a boat of milk powder for baby. My daughter is now 4 years old and since I finished giving her milk, have passed some years :) I have reserved this pot for "just in case" and finally the time has come to take advantage of that container for other purposes.
I have made a container to save my art tools such as brushes, scissors, cutters, etc

 To start, I covered the recipe with white gesso.

 Then I glued using Finnabair Art Basics: Soft Gloss Gel some fabric, a bit of lace, chipboard and I wrapped around the boat a little of cord. 

 Then I played with the beatiful colors of  Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist: 573829 Worn Leather, Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist: 573737 Cotton Candy and Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist:573898 Colbalt 

 I added some accent with the acrilic gold paint.

and painted some parts with Finnabair Art Extravagance: Gold CrackleTexture Paste and Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Gold Rush. It is a very very nice effect!!!

To finish I applied some short touches of white gesso. This allows highlight the textures and it always  looks good in our Mixed Media works. Also I added some freehand stamping,  made the flower composition and used  Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals: 961121 Plate & Label

All materials you can get them right now here in the store and below you can see more photos with some details.

 I hope it was useful for creating your projects and you have been inspired for  recicling :))
Thank you for your attention ;)
Bye, see you later,


Samra said...

Gorgeous altered can! Love all the little and big trinkets you used to embellish this project! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

jaine drake said...

What a wonderful idea and gorgeous project.

Unknown said...

I love it! The colours, tecture and combination of elements just great.

Craftyfield said...

So much shabby chic-ness in that can! Love it.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful, sorry I thought I had already left my comment xxx

Elena Arts said...

Thank you very much, ladies! :)