Grapes from Recycled Beer Cans

I decided to make a picture using recycled beer cans for  this weeks Just For Fun Challenge. The theme this week is metal.  For full details of the challenge click on the JFF logo on the sidebar.

Here is my little picture. The size is 24 cm x 29 cm.

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I cut the beer cans into small sheets of metal and cut out random leaves and circles.  I embossed and shaped the pieces, sprayed them with spray varnish and coated them with acrylic paint.  I sanded them a little just to distress them.   The grapes were attached to a small pieces of card and then attached as one piece. I used slices of old corks as wedges to hold the grapes and leaves on to but slightly raised off the backing board.  The backing is just mount board covered in a piece of paper which I have stamped onto and then this was covered with an off cut of chicken wire.  Ooo! nearly forgot the frame was coated in grey acrylic paint and then PVA and then a cream acrylic paint to distress it.

This is what I started with plus a piece of chicken wire.

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The frame is one that I have been given as the glass had broken in it.

Best Wishes Florence.

40 comments

  1. wow thats so imaginative and so beautiful.it has an elegant quality too. You are inspirational.
    If you get time, please pop by my Dezinaworld blog today as i have a free collage sheet for everyone. I hope you will like it. Have a great day !
    June

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    • Hi June. Great to hear from you again. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated. Will pop over to your blog later. Thank you for sharing the info.
      Regards Florence.

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  2. Oh `Florence poor old Freddy you do abuse him ! Poor thing forcing that beer on him like that ! Another amazing piece of art, you really should sell them, I think I have said that before. Stunning work as usual each week just when `i don’t think you can top the weeks before you do ! Well done once again for another triumph !

    Marie

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  3. What a fantastic creative brain you must have – you come up with the most amazing stuff and each challenge we put up leaves us wondering what beautiful artwork you are going to produce.
    To say you have excelled yourself would not be strictly true, you do that the whole time. Absolutely fabulous picture which anyone would be proud to own.
    Thanks so much for being a regular on JFF – Hugs, Neet x

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  4. Wow, this is a fabulous creation and a great recycling project – I love it Florence.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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    • Hi Brenda. Thank you for your visits and your lovely comments today. It is always great to meet crafters who blog and I very much enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your fab creations.
      Regards Florence x

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  5. Florence you are truly unique you always come up with something really cool. I love it. Thanks for your kind thoughts for my sons wedding tomorrow I think we are all ready, Hugs Sandra XX

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    • Hi Sandra. Great to hear from you especially as you must be extremely busy at the moment. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. They are always very much appreciated. Have a lovely day tomorrow.
      Regards Florence x

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  6. You know Florence it occurred to me this morning that you might not realise how much we truly appreciate our family of regulars at Just for Fun all of you how come back each week regardless of what we ask of you are what it is all about and so thank you for being one of us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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    • Hi Zoe. Thank you for your very kind message. I do very much enjoy joining in with the challenges every week. It is not just about the crafting. I have met so many lovely and inspirational people over the last few months. It takes a lot of time and effort by yourself and the design team to run the challenge, make samples and visit all the entrants blogs every week. So thank you for all your hard work and efforts in bringing the challenges to us.
      Kind Regards Florence x

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  7. Florence, you have really outdone yourself this time!! How do you keep coming up with these beautiful creations!!! The colors blend so perfectly and the little wooden shoe in the pic is absolutely such a perfect addition to your picture, I feel like I want to frame it! Your photography puts me to shame, I would like to take lessons from you! I truly love your project! I have read your description, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how you pulled this off so beautifully! I Love This!! You did a totally amazing job! Is that a little spring of leaves from your garden in the top left corner? *sigh* Love it “.”
    Your stuff is so much fun!
    Lisa 🙂

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  8. Florence this is fabulous – such a work of art and you wouldn’t think it started out as a few beercans.

    You asked on my blog what TSS aluminium was – well its Ten Second Studio aluminium foil.

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  9. Not a challenge for you at all then! Drink a couple of beers get the metal clippers out and some paint and a broken frame and make something beautiful and very French shabby chic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  10. Drinks cans are wonderful to play with aren’t they and a great way to recycle 🙂 free play stuff 😉
    Just love the french feel you have created .
    Thank you once again for joining us at just for Fun
    Von x

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  11. Beautiful very French Vintage. You have an amazing imagination to come up with all these unique ideas! Think of us in the UK, it is raining as usual.LOL! x

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    • Hi Paula. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. It is lovely to hear from you. I did see the UK weather on the TV. Good for ducks! LOL! You lucky people however, have all those beautiful green fields and those lovely giant oak trees!
      Regards Florence x

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    • Hi Suze. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Good point! The edges are a little sharp so you do need to be a careful. I never sand the edges. I do curl them slightly though with a pencil. Similar to how you would shape paper.
      Regards Florence x

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