Saturday, March 21, 2009


If you recall from a previous post I was asked to participate in a swap "Art-in-a-Carton" You create some artsy pieces & mail them off in a carton (or carton type item) to 3 fellow artists.
Cathy Minerva was the great lady that started me on to this. She sent some fun goodies in a can & I too used this idea. We don't drink anything in cartons so .... I found these fun little paint cans (at Menards) that I just covered in paper & embellished.
Then the fun task of filling them hmmmm I decided to include the things I love to make so that was simple;
1. mermaid shell ornie
2. pixie's in a pail,
3. faux cupcake,
4. fairy ATC's,
5. paper doll,
6. altered envelope,
7. art goodies (found objects)
So that in a nutshell er paint can is my version of art-in-a-carton
If you'd like to learn more go to the website
I had a blast & can't wait to receive my 2 other cartons but better yet hear what the other girls thought of mine. :0)


Jules said...

How sweet would they be,i have added you to my blog favs and am following your blog.

~Melissa Merrill~ said...

Hi Jill,
the Art-in-a-Carton or Can looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my first year at ConvenZionNE. I'm looking forward to it. It was kind of a last minute thing as I just signed up at the end of March. I am grateful to Lyn for opening her home to one more attendee.

PeregrineBlue said...

Jil, thank you for stopping by my blog with such kind words. I have been meaning to write but was a little ill last week with fatigue and really not feeling well for two days. All is well now and I can let you know that unfortunately I will not be able to attend CONVENZIONE this year, just way too expensive for me even with the pay what you can plan. However, I will be thinking of all of you there and remembering that beautiful house we stayed at. You must tell us all about it and take lots of pictures.