I have started collecting what some would call TRASH. I am making things from this garbage. Some things are going to be serviceable and some just a dust collector (so essentially I am leaving a dust bunny trail).
Today I challenged myself with a box of junk and a sundrop can.
Let's start with the can....
I first decided to clean the can and cut it apart. The aluminum is much thinner than I thought it would be no wonder I have punctured many a sundrop can. Next I decided to use punches and punch out shapes. I wasn't sure what I could do with that.
Then a vision came to me. The punched pieces would make a great base. I decided to color the pieces with alcohol inks using an inking tip that I got from Tim Holtz. I still needed something else. I needed to make flowers!
I cut a spiral from the can. Let me tell you this was not that easy, you have to be very careful not to slice your finger. Once cut, I inked it with alcohol ink I began to roll it. I started from the wide part of the spiral. This can he tricky as the edges are very sharp. It seems to be worth the trouble. Finish it by adding a dan of hot glue to hold it together. I will probably add these to some canvas art.