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« on: December 02, 2007 02:23:11 PM »

This maybe a different take on the definition of "ugly", but it is my interpretation. Smiley

My hubby gave me this months ago, and told me to make something with it. It's been waiting for the right inspiration, and this is it before.

A full metal ammo can that held .45 ACP bullets. (Now that to me is ugly since I hate guns.)






Mission to mosaic and make it beautiful.

Some pictures of the WIP.







The inside is where I wanted to add something different. First it was painted an irredescent pink, then glitter was placed about an inch deep on the bottom and resin poured to seal it. Then I painted "Try to see beauty in all things", and added the ceramic butterfly.

Once the whole piece was mosaiced, I then painted excess green areas and sealed the whole thing with 2 coats of Polycrylic. Here are the finished pictures. Smiley

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Left Closed:


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Glittery Inside:  Cool


If you want to see more images of the WIP: Check Here

Thanks for checking it out!  Grin

**PS - Funny side not...when my hubby saw what I was doing he replied: "No, it's an ammo can. You don't put flowers and pink on an ammo can."
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 02:46:36 PM »

Wow this is a great transformation. I like the pinkish grout, and the flowers are so cute! Your husband is funny, you can put flowers and pink on anything!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 02:51:22 PM »

I especially like the glitter/resin bottom. That's a technique I've been wanting to try. Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 03:30:40 PM »

Great job and recon. Now, it's ready for todays Army. lol. Be all you can be boys, be all you can be. lol
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 04:18:36 PM »

Wow, I like it a lot! A very cute and meaningful storage thing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 06:12:02 PM »

Holy cats!  That's so clever!  I have an ammo can and absolutely no use for ammo.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 06:13:00 PM »

Thank you all for the replies. Smiley

Someone suggestions a tool box as the use, but I'm not sure what I want to use it for yet.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 03:34:48 PM »

you could keep ypur love bombs in it. Its great.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 03:57:36 PM »

LOL! Thank you becca-red Smiley

Think I'm going to use as a file holder for paper that I use in crafting. It is pretty air and water tight so no worries on paper getting damaged.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 06:42:56 PM »

Woah! Shocked Awesome recon!
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007 07:39:03 PM »

LOaccidentallyVE, Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2007 01:23:43 PM »

I love how you use your own definition of "ugly".
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2007 08:26:49 AM »

wow...this is soooo hippie, i LOVE it!
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007 12:27:04 PM »

Thank you so much! Smiley

And thank you to the people who voted for this in the challenge. Smiley
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