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