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Wednesday, April 18 2012

Earth Day is coming up the end of this week and as part of the celebration Jen Goode is hosting a linky party! Jen Goode is a talented artist, designer and her interests are varied so her latest undertaking! Several designers will be taking part in the party featuring some great upcyled, recycled projects!

Find Your Direction 150x150I thought I would honor the day with a recycled craft I designed for my column "Make it Green" which I wrote for Creative Homearts for several years.

The vase centerpiece was upcycled from an old glass vase and aluminum soda cans. I used Earth Safe Finishes paints which are "green" paints and covered both the glass and soda can pieces easily. The metallics create a stunning effect when sponged on.

I carefully cut the cans open, removing bottom and top, laid them flat. A leaf pattern was traced on the aluminum and cut out. Once painted they can be scored with a stylus and bent. I used some garden branches to adhere the leaves to. The vase was painted and sponged as well with metallics. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Creative Homearts.

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 06:45 am   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Jen Goode on 04/19/2012 - 11:43 AM
This project is stunning! I absolutely love working with recycled aluminum.. I'm going to have to try to make something soon. Thank you for the inspiration! I'm so glad you joined us to share this project for Earth Day.
Posted by Molly Smith on 04/19/2012 - 12:35 PM
This is a gorgeous work of art, Debra. The colors are so real looking and scoring the leaves looks amazing. Love it! -Molly

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