Friday, 10 October 2008
TIN CAN ALLEY
Welcome to our Week 4 Challenge! As you can see - for this one we've raided the trash (well we wanted to use something everybody would have!) and recycled some empty cans (also very ecologically sound).
Now we never wanted to set ourselves up as "arty experts" in this blog, we are making the same journey of discovery that you are. The truth is that often we've never tried the challenges we come up with either, so bear in mind that sometimes our examples may be a bit "off the wall"? Obviously we do this deliberately to encourage you all to realise how much better you can do ......
Rosie's husband calls the black effort her "Harley Davidson" can - and you can see what he means! It had a coat of black gloss and then got liberally decorated with silver bits. In case you were wondering, she punched the holes for the dangles using her trusty Cropadile.
She's gone a bit metal crazy at the moment, so her other effort features this heavily too! The celtic pen holder was done using a sheet of art metal which she embossed and then antiqued. The finished panel was wrapped around and fastened to the can (with difficulty).
Linda took a very different approach (not being as metal struck as Rosie) and gave her can a coat of gesso, followed by a lot of layers of paint and paper till she was (fairly) happy with it! The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote reads "adopt the pace of nature her secret is patience".
Now show us what YOU can do .....