Sunday, 1 November 2015

Canned Flowers

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. We are already nearing the end of this year...gone by so fast!
Today I share my DT project for Rhedd’s Creative Spirit where the challenge is always “Anything Goes” ...Mixed media or altered art. The team has some amazing inspirations for you, do hop over and play along.
I had been keeping this empty tin can, actually a liquor bottle packaging for  long time, not knowing what to do. 
Then it struck me that I could make it into a mixed media vase to hold flowers and that what I did and gifted to my aunt who recently celebrated her birthday!
Here is the process..
Step1 -It was long black tin which already has some embossed script and flourish on it, I further added some more texture with Deco Art stencils and embossing paste and covered the whole tin with black gesso.
Step2- Once dry, I colored it with Deco Art Chalky finish paint “everlasting”. It’s a lovely white and dried in minutes!
 I distressed with a sand paper to reveal some black color here and there and my background was ready.
Step3- My first attempt on image transfer using Deco Art matte medium was a success! 
I did a small image for starters to gain confidence...the focal image and the little border running at the bottom and 2 small bows hanging on the side. 
I was keeping this theme just 2 toned!
Step4- Did some random script stamping, bg texture, some butterflies and rubbed the prima chalk edger tin can all around for some depth.
 I left the tin to settle down for a day and then coated it with Deco Art matte varnish. In fact I gave 2 coats as this could carry water!
That’s it...I decorated it with some flowers and my canned flowers as a birthday gift was ready. Hope you liked this and looking forward to seeing you all play.
I would like to have my canned flowers enter the following challenges...
Crafty Sentiments- Black and White
The Crazy Challenge – Vintage
Shopping our Stash Ch Blog- Go paperless
Catch the Bug Ch blog- Black and white and pop of color
Deco Art Products Used-
Americana Chalky finish paint- everlasting
Deco Art stencil- Victorian Baroque
Deco Art Media Matte medium
Deco Art Matte Varvish
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.


  1. This is really beautiful Rupa. Such a lucky person to receive this for their birthday! x

  2. looks gorgeous Rupa, the chalky finish paint looks good and the image transfers came out extremely well !!

  3. Beautiful and very artistically done :) Just love it dear !!

  4. I just love all your art Rupa...even before you came to Rhedds.....this piece is beautiful and what a fabulous gift too...xx

  5. Wow what a find. Love what you've done with it and the limited edition down the back is perfect - it's a very limited edition, in fact one of a kind !!!

  6. Awesome as always Rupa. Each project is so unique. Love the 2 tones .. it's gorgeous.

  7. Awesome as always Rupa. Each project is so unique. Love the 2 tones .. it's gorgeous.

  8. Such a beautiful alteration Rupa
    Dr Sonia

  9. Wow, a stunning alteration and a wonderful gift.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Wow this is gorgeous and such a fabulous gift - love it xx

  11. Wow this is gorgeous and such a fabulous gift - love it xx

  12. What an amazing project and a fabulous gift for someone special.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  13. Love love this Rupa! It is simply beautiful! hugs xx

  14. so pretty thank you for joining us at dtc. hugs

  15. This is amazing! You are a true artist. Thanks for joining our Black and White challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT member

  16. Oh wow! What a stunning re-purposed tin! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  17. Such a beautiful project and a lovely personal gift, love how you transformed this tin!
    Thanks for entering our challenge over at Catch the Bug and good luck in the draw!

  18. What a stunning makeover, Rupa - I love how you've used the texture underneath to add interest and detailing, and the added stencilling and fabulous monochrome distressing looks amazing. So beautiful with the flowers in too!
    Alison xx

  19. Beautiful projects Rupa and a wonderful gift. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  20. Beautiful! I am sure your aunt was overjoyed!
    Thanks for joining us for our Bugaboo Stamps change this week at our Catch the Bug blog. We look forward to you joining us again. Good Luck!
    Bugaboo DT

  21. Great altered vase! So pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    The Leaf Studio

  22. Rupa this tin turned out fabulous !!! The transfers worked perfect and I love how you sanded the tin as well... I am sure your aunt loved this.. What a thoughtful and creative gift.

  23. This looks really great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  24. Stunning work - really special - thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.