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Topic: something for myself - tin can votive holders  (Read 3000 times)
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Mary Bell
« on: October 08, 2006 08:28:01 PM »

I've been making and making and making things for others and I needed a break - something for me and something quick...

these votives are made from generic cream of mushroom soup cans - the leaves are from napkins that are glued/painted on with a mixture of 1/3 glue and 2/3 water - a little dry-brushing, some gold-leaf, and some twine and beads and there you have it...

I punched holes in the sides of the cans too - wherever I punched a hole - I accented it with gold-leaf - I also painted the gold leaf around the rim...

They look really pretty in the dark when lit...the light dances behind the holes - very flickery...

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006 08:32:22 PM »

those are seirously so gorgeous! i wouldn't know what to do with them but they are very pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006 08:39:22 PM »

That is so cool!  I am printing this page off and filing it away as a possible craft for my Moms group.  Do you do something special to make sure the top edge isn't sharp?

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006 08:42:05 PM »

I just crimp down raw edges with a pliers - I've tried sanding them with my dremel but that doesn't seem to do much -
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2006 08:51:09 PM »

Lovely! We got one of those goofy can openers that makes smooth edges as a wedding gift...I wonder if that would make this easier? (If I can ever figure out how to use it! I use a "real" opener, my husband uses the smooth one)

Did you paint the cans at all, or is the entire design napkin?
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2006 08:54:53 PM »

all the design is from the napkins - I dry-brushed over the tin and edges of the napkins with dark-brown paint to sort of blend it and age it a bit...
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2006 10:56:42 PM »

I love reuse-y/recycle-y kind of crafts.  Thank you for sharing this one.

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006 06:22:07 AM »

I tried to make the hole-punched can votives a few years ago but I never thought of decorating the can itself!  That is so creative and pretty!


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