Yesterday, I mentioned that great special Kim will start running Sept 1 over at My Favorite Things which includes her Favorite 48 Prismacolor pencils, one of these wonderful clear pails/paint can, and a bunch of bonus items including the latest stamp set release, so check out that link above for all the details.
These pails are the easiest evah to alter! You can just adhere an image to the outside of the can or because they are clear, you can just slip paper on the inside and you're almost done! That's what I did with this can but with a special twist on the paper . . .
You won't find this paper in any scrapbook store because I made it myself! Since I just moved into a new house (and new craft room!) and am decorating it, I found some great fabric at Pottery Barn that I'm using in my room. The only problem is that it only comes in a very large print and only a pillow, duvet cover and shams. Since I loved the fabric so much and wanted to use it in more places throughout my room, I had the bright idea to color photocopy it! This also allowed me to reduce the size of the print so it would be better suited to smaller items like this can . . . how cool is that?!! I was bouncin' in my chair when I thought up that bright idea!
So here's a photo of the fabric next to the can so you can see what the original scale of the pattern started out like:
To finish the can, I added olive Offray rick-rack to the outside of the can, along with dark red Prima flowers and crystal brads (all are adhered with glue dots -- click on the photo for a larger view). These picked up the colors in the fabric which are ruby red, artichoke, sage green, mustard & saffron . . . all my favorites (and it all goes so well with my pretty new green walls)! So now I have a pretty container to store my Prismacolor pencils in, as should you . . . so be sure to be in line on Sept 1 at My Favorite Things so you can take advantage of this wonderful special Kim will be running!
And yes, for those of you who have been asking, I will be posting photos of my new craft room, along with more altered items using my printed paper, as soon as I get the place in better photo condition (read: I still have a lot of junk to find storage for and a lot of stamps to list for sale!).