Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Upcycling: white faux rust tin cans

A few months ago I posted a project with faux patina on tin cans. I used a texture image from this site and chose rusty blue images.
I love the cans but lately I’ve been gravitating toward muted shades and especially white.

Here are my new faux rust white tin cans.

  
I found the white paint with rust image here. And the white peeling paint image here.

I used the same technique as the original cans I made.
  • Wash your cans and remove any label residue with Goo Gone or other similar product.
  • Download the image and print out on printer paper. The paper needs to be thin enough to adhere to the ridges in the can and I found regular multi-purpose printer paper words great.
  • Cut your paper to fit around the can.
  • Mod Podge your paper to the can.
  • Tip: Mod Podge small sections at a time and press the paper down into the ridges. Don’t press too hard or your paper will rip.
I opted to not put a coat of Mod Podge over the paper because even the matte finish Mod Podge gives it a slight sheen.

Let dry and enjoy your instant rusty cans.



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This project is linked at the following:


Childmade UndertheTableandDreaming Tip Junkie handmade projects Nothing But Country  NightOwlCrafting  A Crafty Soiree Party Button
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple IhookedupwithHoHlamespice 36th Avenue   


And other link parties here.

17 comments:

  1. They look great!

    I've got a couple of tin cans waiting to be re-modelled as we speak....er, write....
    If I ever get round to it I'll sure be posting them in Tuesday's link-up!

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  2. What a novel idea! I just pinned it!

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  3. I am SO doing this!
    I'd love for you to share it at my link party.
    Pleeeeease!

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  4. Love this!! Love love love!! You are amazing!!

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  5. These are amazing! Your photos are always so beautiful too!

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  6. so awesome!!! thanks for sharing!
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  7. These are so cool... I had one finished before I got a chance to comment. I love it! Thanks for sharing that great website with the faux wood, stone and best of all rust!
    Susan

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  8. I'm your newest follower! Nice place you've got here!
    Susan

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  9. Beautiful results! Love the project! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are beautiful. Also, they make for a rewarding project that you can claim ownership over while helping keeping the cans out of landfills. Way to go!!

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  11. They look incredibly real! What a cool idea, Carolyn!

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  12. Hi!

    I just want to let you know that I am featuring your cans tomorrow on my blog...

    Thank you so much for sharing it at my link party!

    Hope to see you there again ;)

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  13. You are featured this week! Come check out Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  14. We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/how-to-make-faux-rusty-tin-cans/

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this project! I'm anxious to try it!

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