Weird Art, Part One
Readers of my blog or who have visited my shops in the past know that I like to make art and jewelry with rather strange or unconventional items. I had the random idea quite a while back to try and create a piece with bottled water caps. Now, Bob and I go through a lot of bottled water, especially now that we've both stopped drinking sodas and energy drinks--three weeks now and counting! So I began collecting a metric ton of these caps that I've been hoarding away for some future bizarro project, whatever it would turn out to be.
And so I bring you, Caps I. I painted two layers of light and dark blue paint on a square of corrugated card board. The caps were given swirls of green, aqua and pale blue acrylics and glued to the board. Yes, it's weird, I know, but also pop-art-ish and groovy at the same time. Plus I recycled!
This project is fairly self- explanatory. You will need a whole bunch of caps, either from soda bottles, water bottles, or whatever. You'll also need acrylic paints and brushes and a piece of cardboard or canvas/canvas board to stick the caps to, plus craft glue (the plain white school glue works fine).
You can paint the board if you like or leave it plain, however you'd like to incorporate it into your design. The next step is painting your caps and waiting for them to dry.
The next step is painfully easy. All you do is apply a small amount of glue onto the back of the caps and start arranging them on your board into something cool!