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January 27, 2018

Altered Art Supply Containers with Toni

Hi crafty peeps, today I'm up on the blog to share a project for Art Anthology and some inspiration for altering containers to hold your art supplies. I love organizing and I really enjoy using my supplies when they are in pretty containers. So let's get started. 
I had this empty peanut plastic container and it was the perfect size to fit all my sea shells so I knew I wanted to give it a face lift. 
Adding sculpture medium to fishnet prepared the outside of the container perfectly. Below is a complete Snapguide tutorial to show you more photos and the step x step process. 
The lid was altered with sea shells, net, a metal light house, sea horses etc. These were also added to the sides of the container, then everything was given a nice coat of white gesso to prep for Art Anthology's Shimmering Inks and Patina Texture Set. 
The patina texture set adds such gorgeous under the sea colors and the shimmering inks give such a pretty mossy appeal. 
Art stones in assorted sizes were also added for texture and interest. 

Containers are always so much fun to alter and I hope you will give it a try. Below are a couple other containers that were altered to hold more crafty bits. 
Wooden box altered to hold my steampunk embellishments

Bubble gum machine altered to hold crafting pearls.



I will be entering this project in the following creative challenges: 
Mixed Media Place -Inspired by the colors, the water and the fishnet
Mixed Media Monthly #44 - Ring in the New Year  -with a new year comes new organization of craft supplies. 
Creative Artiste-Anything Mixed Media 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Mixed Media Altered Art


5 comments:

Lynda Hall said...

Wow! So much detail. A wonderful project. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge bog this month.
DT Lynda x

Andree said...

A stunning transformation. Gorgeous textures, colours and detail.
Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

FIona Kenward said...

Absolutely love, this from the idea to every last embellishment and mixed media touch.

Sandra Wright said...

Toni, your altered jar is fabulous..I love nautical theme so I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it..
Thank you so much for joining us at Rhedds Creative Spirit..x

Sara Barker said...

Congratulations on your win at MMM! So well deserved; this is a beautiful make! So creative!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.