Painting on empty coffee cans is something new I started doing recently. Typically we were just throwing them away in the trash, but one day I saved one to try painting on it, and I liked the results. Not to mention it gives the container a second life and keeps it out of a landfill.
These are the first three cans that I’ve painted, and I have more waiting to be decorated. I have been using them to store my paint brushes and other art supplies. They work well for that purpose, they look beautiful now and as a bonus, they still smell like coffee.
This was a new, fun project to experiment with, and I encourage you to get creative and see what other kinds of things that you can recycle into a beautiful work of art.
Here is a small collection of bird-themed art pieces I wanted to share. Hope you enjoy!
I hope to have a poetry novel about the story of this picture, finished soon. I titled this painting, “Fully Alive” after the beautiful song, “Fully Alive” by the awesome rock band, Flyleaf. It was this song that evoked the image.
This is Sapphira, she is a polymer clay doll painted with acrylics and a satin sealer. Her handmade clothes are crafted around a soft body which I attached her head and arms to. The clothes were made with lace, felt, and ribbon. She was named and dressed for her beautiful eyes. Continue reading “My Polymer Clay work”