Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Fantastic Plastic

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Our current challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH is Fantastic Plastic.  Sounds simple enough, right?  We are surrounded by plastic everything...far too much for my tastes.  I recycle and I use a lot of plastic in my projects to do my bit for our environment.  One would think this challenge would have been easy for me..it was not!  It was the challenge from Hades!

I have learned a very important lesson.  Chalk paint does not adhere well to plastic even when you put it on top of several coats of gesso!
I started with a color scheme and a plan to use this Plastic Tub.
I also wanted to create a plastic see through lid.
After painting my cup, I decided I would use design paper to cover the body of my tub 
and beneath the plastic lid.
The cup works well for holding my metal embellishments.  This small container works better on my work station to hold embellishments I am using on a current project.
 This was not the easiest project, and probably not the prettiest or best, however, it is functional and keeps one more piece of plastic out of the landfill.

Hope to see your entry in our challenge at Shopping Our Stash!