Hope you're all staying warm and having a great day... I have the beginnings of a project for you ~ a recycled tin can turned into a bit of Easter goodness!
I started off by washing the can thoroughly...a word of caution though...don't stick your hand down in it and swish the dish rag around. I did and cut my hand ~ of course! Anyway, after you get the bleeding stopped, dry the inside and out really well.
If desired, punch a couple of holes in the can so you can add a handle at some point.
Next, cover the outside of the can with one or more coats of gesso... I ended up with 3 ~ you could add more or less depending on the look you're going for.
Squirt on a couple colors of inky mist...I'm using Dylusions but you can use what you have.
I dried each layer between coats of color then when it was all dry I sanded away bits here and there for a well-loved look.
I added some fun glittery paper around the center then added a border (sticker) strip of flowers.
I made a little collage tag for the front using all sorts of Easter-y colors, images and papers. I dyed the ribbon with the same inks I used on the can, added a few dew drops, a bee sticker and...
Well, that's all I'm going to show you for now :) tee hee hee...you'll have to wait to see the finished can till later!