Monday 29 August 2016

Personalised Sandwich Containers for going back to School

Hi there!

Today I want to show you the personalised sandwich containers that I painted for my kids. We had never used them before, but thinking about reducing the amount of residues that we produce in the day to day, it seemed a good idea to use them. The problem, the difference in price between the plain ones and the ones with TV characters was for times the price of the former's, so... I told them I would craft they for them. If you are interested on the materials and layers that I used you can find the explanation further down.
Now, I'm not sure how long is this going to last... but so far it seems resistant and waterproof.

Hope you like it. 

Rubber stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Clear stamp from Penny Black with Mo's Digital Pencil images.

Now, for crafting this plastic containers, 
first I used paper sand to prepare the area where I was going to paint. 
Then, I used masking tape to protect the borders and added some layers of gesso.
I used Memento Luxe black ink for stamping my images on the background.
I realised that permanent ink would have been better but 
I wanted to try with the supplies that I had in my stash. 
Then I used Poska pens to colour the backgrounds, leaving the stamps in white.
Then I covered everything with a layer of gel medium.
It is now a good idea to use Copic markers on top of gesso because the tips absorb it and get ruined, but they are ok to use on top of gel medium, so now I am ready to colour my images.
Finally I covered everything with gel medium again to protect them
 from the water and the rubbing that they will endure in their day to day use.

We'll see how long they last.,.


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