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Upcycled lid

“FLY” – An Upcycling Project

Hello! I am Suzette Hussey, a mixed media artist, and sculptor from Jamaica. This is my first post as an Art Anthology Dream Team member and I am super stoked to be sharing a fabulous upcycling project!

Upcycled Lid

I just love upcycling, repurposing, whatever you want to call it. In this project, my canvas is a metal lid off of a mosquito candle.  I add eggshells for texture and decorate with Colorations Sprays and Metal Effects Gold Paint. I then add a butterfly embellishment as my focal point and the word “Fly”.

Upcycled Lid

To finish off I add some wooden beads.

Here is a full supply list:

Art Anthology products used are:
Colorations Spray – Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Metal Effects – Gold

Other supplies needed:
metal lid
12″ – Jute twine
4″ of wire – 18 gauge
crushed eggshells
gel medium
butterfly embellishment
a scrap of paper for stamping on
black ink pad and letter stamps
foam tape
wooden beads
floral tape (optional)
basic craft tools

Follow along as I show you how to make your own OOAK masterpiece.

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey


Upcycle Bottles Into Beautiful Home Decor

Happy Holidays my Art Anthology friends! Kathy Adams here to share my project with you today.  During this holiday season, I am sure we are all going to create lots of trash and recycling. Why not take some of those empty bottles and upcycle them into something beautiful!  You may have already upcycled something and didn’t even know it!  Here is the definition of upcycle:
-reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
For this project, I used a wine bottle, a liquor bottle and a cheap wine glass, added a few layers of shimmery Art Anthology Sorbet and Metal Effects paints and I have a custom handmade centerpiece for my holiday table that matches my home.  And with all of the luscious colors of Art Anthology paints, imagine the possibilities!
I removed all of the labels from the bottles and washed and dried them before I started. Find out what I did next in the Snapguide.

Check out How to Paint Recycled Glass Bottles by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I put a votive candle in the wine glass and it glows beautifully through the layers of paint and glass when it’s dark out.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to create and share my love of art with all of you throughout this year. I wish all of you a blessed holiday season and much love and prosperity throughout the coming year!  Now go get some trash, throw some Art Anthology goodness on it and get your craft on!
Kathy Adams
Disclosure:  No dumpster diving was done in the making of this craft project.