Sunday, February 28, 2010
Taking a Stroll Down Memory Lane...
My Very First Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Creation!
I created this canister about three years ago. I made a candle out of it and gave it to my sister, Andrea, as a present (this piece continues to have no title...it is just simply known as "my first masterpiece"). Around this time, my husband, Joe, and I were noticing that we were going through a lot of steel and tin cans and Joe said, “I wish we could do something with these instead of throw them away”, and I thought “Isn’t there something I could do with these to revamp and beautify them and maybe incorporate them into a future gift”. Before I knew it I was purchasing some black glossy paint and some bright white fabric paint and I was creating my first few canisters. That Christmas I gave the canisters to family members and made candles to go inside of them or I placed black satin pouches inside and filled them with homemade coconut and hemp oil soap...it was a hit, my family loved them!
Notice how the freckles are large and spaced out...this is how I made my first few canisters before deciding that I liked the smaller more close together freckles that provide an eye-catching look and a fun texture! Furthermore, I had not yet discovered the wondrous glossy Mod Podge that perfectly seals and protects the images as well as provides a nice glossy shine.