Wednesday, January 14, 2009

crushed can art

a bit of a diversion from the norm, I decided to try something a little different. I came across a a guy painting soda cans and thought it was pretty neat so decided to try some and see if they sell on etsy. Here is a few samples :)

So I crush the can as flat as I can, of course cleaning them out first, and then paint the side to be painted with gesso. The I paint the imae with acrylic paints and sprays it with a clear enamel to protect the painting. I then glue the can to a piece of acid free mat board and place it in the frame.

So will give it a try and see if any sell.. the electric company is calling so I sure hope they do!! LOL


365 Letters said...

Wow! Those are cool! I've never seen that type of art before.

Joni said...

Thanks, i never did either, though northern lights books is coming out with a book on them so I am sure you may see more in the future!

Karrie said...

These are so creative. Wish you luck they are great.

Audrey said...

That is so cool!! Really nice - off to see your shop!