Sunday, August 1, 2010

Open Up Junk-Le-Bells

I am a little slow for July Junk-le-bells! I have been collecting can openers for some time now with this project in mind.

First I primed the metal. Next step paint a strip of flesh for the face.

For the cheeks dip an angle brush in some water and pat once on a paper towel, dip the back in your flesh color and the front in red.

Mix by lightly stroking your brush to blend the colors.

Paint a half circle for each cheek by starting in the center moving right and then on the left side moving towards the middle.

Dot your eyes and nose. I use decorating paste to swirl the beard on. let dry and then antique and wipe off. spray with Krylon and tie on a fabric hanger.

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  1. Hi Kimmy,
    What a great and fun use of old bottle openers! You are actually making me look forward to Christmas! Happy crafting :)

  2. Better late than never! I was at an auction today and saw a lot of these can openers sell cheap. I thought there has to be a project in there somewhere but couldn't think of anything so let them go!!! Oh well. These are really cute!

  3. You are so creative!! Love them!

  4. Kimmy, I have NEVER seen anything like this!!!! I absolutely love this idea! You are just so incredible creative. Thank you for the tutorial...I would love to give it a try. And we were just antiquing over the weekend! I'll have to keep an eye out now for those old can openers!

  5. Kimmy - These are simply adorable! {and so creative} Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. . Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. Can you just use acrylic paints on these or do u use something different?? They r very cute:)


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