Saturday, July 05, 2008

Another altered 'Pringles' container

Fancy a bit of altering?

This item has also been entered into the Wednesday Stamper challenge, which has a theme of 'show me your favourite altered thing'.
I enjoy doing altered art because it uses everyday items that would otherwise end up in the bin and challenges me to come up with incorporating multimedia techniques into the finished article. This bit of art was done as part of a swap between members of UK Stampers Forum. The swap was to alter a 'Pringles' container. I chose one of the small snack size containers this time and spent a long time thinking about what I would do to alter it. Finally I decided to go with a dark metallic look. To attain this I used Jacquard Lumiere acrylic paints as a base in Grape, Halo Blue-Gold and Pearl Blue. The paints were brushed on randomly in uneven blocks and a couple of coats (with heat setting in between) were applied to produce a deep metallic sheen.

I then took a rubber stamp (dovecraft triple block) and used Stazon black ink to overstamp the curved surface again in a random way. I then added some eyelets in contrasting colours, a brad or two and some oval flat backed gems adhered with glossy accents. The dotty decoration is from gold & red shimmer Krylon pens applied direct from the nib in patches. Finally the clear lid was decorated with alcohol inks in Wild Plum, Stream and Eggplant, thinned with a little blending solution. I was going to add something on top of the lid (ribbons?) but decided not to. Hope you like it................

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  1. Its lovely, truly artistic. Its unbelievable that you made a pringles container look so good.
    I have tagged you. Please refer to my blog http://sukanya-keralaiyer.blogspot.com/
    for more details.

  2. Ohh thanks so much for your comments and so glad you like it. I will certainly be doing some more in the near future. Curved surfaces certainly offer a challenge when stamping!

  3. Looks great, love the colours.

  4. Wow this is stunnig.
    Amazing colors.

  5. What a great idea.
    It's really a unbelievable "container". Love also the colors.

  6. This is super - I love it.

  7. I like this idea and these colours are amazing!

  8. Fantastic! Great idea, i need Pringles...Laugh...
    Lg Anke


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