Saturday 21 June 2014

Easy to make : paintbrush cups

Hey you !
Do you sometimes feel like you could sort the various paintbrushes or pens you use on your artistic activites ? Why not make their storage containers just as nice as your other pieces of art ? And why not make these from cans, helping clean the planet at your tiny level ?
This is what today's project is aiming to...

Materials you have to gather :
3 cans of different sizes (or not ;-)
white gesso
a phone book
a string
black Archival Ink
and of course the amazing Artistic Stamper's Birds New Stamps

How-to :
  1. Start by painting the cans with white gesso and then allow it to dry.
  2. Once dry, tear 3 phone book pages up to size the tour of each can.
  3. Using Black Archival Ink, stamp the birds and words all along the width.
  4. Glue each paper on each can.
  5. Tie up the string around each can.

Et voilà !

Thank you so much for stopping by, 
I hope you like my project and tutorial and am looking forward to reading your comments !
A tout bientôt !


massofhair said...

Love upcycling tin cans & Pringle crisp tubes it's a very satisfying feeling. Love your birdie tins, neutral colours will go in any roim. Great inspiration:-) xxx

Helen said...

love them!

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely up-cycling, your cans look great and wonderful use of those birds!

Unknown said...

Awesome work with my stamps - adore them!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeoussssss, love the black and white idea and the simple but yet so effective!
greetings, Alie

Words and Pictures said...

They're absolutely delightful - what a great way to use those new stamps... they look fabulous against the book page background. Love the shabby chic rustic look of these!
Alison xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Ohh, wow, fantastic idea Tit, New brush holders look lovely!!

Cocofolies said...

C'est simple, mais super effet, vraiment très joli tout simplement bravo! Simple but very beautiful!! Coco x

Dagmar said...

wow - they looks fantastic - i love up-cycling!

Sid said...

Fab upcycling !!

craftytrog said...

I love your paintbrush cups Tit! They're gorgeous! xxx