December Creative Play Day 30: Burnt Brown Can? That’s Right! by Candace Jedrowicz

The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on The Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

I’m crazy about Aleene’s Vintage Burnt Brown Bag Technique!  I’m trying it on everything I can think of!  Click here to watch a video of EcoHeidi Borchers demonstrating the BBB technique.  After baking our Christmas cookies, I was looking at all the recyclables we had and decided to try the BBB on a condensed milk can.  My daughter asked if it could be an ear swab holder, so I went to town on it!

Here we go!  You will need:

A can

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

A sponge brush

Black polymer clay

Metallic paste – assorted colors

Cut three strips of brown paper to wrap around the can.  Coat each strip with glue and smooth onto to the can, staggering the seams.

Coat the outside layer with glue and begin the burning technique.

Cut a strip of cool looking paper to decoupage to the inside.  Cut a round for the  bottom interior, too.

Coat the inside with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and press the paper in place.  Go back over the glued paper with more glue.

Start layering metallic pastes onto the can.  This is a brass color over red.
Roll out a coil of black polymer clay and push it onto the top rim of the can.  Take back off and brush a small amount of liquid clay onto the rim.  Press the clay back in place.  Repeat for the bottom rim.

I added four clay rivets to the side.

Use a rounded tool or brush handle to give the clay a hammered look.

Next, I baked the clay right on the can and according to the directions on the clay package.

I continued to layer metallic paste on until I got this look.  I added green, silver and another layer of brass.  Sweet!

I love this look!  My daughter loves it, too!

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