Friday, December 19, 2008

altered items

i really need to start doing more of this. there is such a sense of gratification to change something's purpose by altering the item. i have done a few of these b4, along w/ clipboards, and they are so fun!! the paint cans, especially, b/c they end up as a beautiful storage item...something you're proud to have around. w/o the altering, chances are, ya wouldn't really want to have it on display, right? i covered the paint can using only 2 pieces of patterned paper (i used elmer's spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the can). i only used one set of cardstock stickers ( i used brighter colors to pop off of the more muted paper i used for the background)and just random, coordinating ribbons, and a couple of glittery adhesive foam stickers. i was really pleased w/ how this turned out, and eli said his teacher loved it :) i'm sure it didn't hurt that there was a starbucks giftcard and truffles inside ;) go ahead...alter something!