How do you capture the sky in a frozen concentrated fruit juice container?
Please see tutorial below.
Why would you want to capture the sky in a frozen concentrated fruit juice container?
I do not know… There is no good reason for doing this. It is just…very simple and VERY COOL man! Like, SO cool.
Let us begin…
Tutorial: 100% Concentrated Blue Sky in a Can
Walk to your recycling bin and therein find several of those frozen concentrated fruit juice containers. It is not imperative that they be lemonade containers. It’s just that I am quite fond of lemonade, and as a result, that is what I found.
Give your containers one lovely coat of white paint.
Whilst you are waiting for the freshly painted containers to dry, sketch some animals. I chose this ubiquitous lot: a cow, a horse and a chicken. Make them a size that will fit your containers, say 3″x3″. Include the sky in your design. All sky sections will eventually be cut out, creating a window effect.
Once you are satisfied with your sketches, trace them onto some good quality sketching paper and pencil in a frame.
Paint your designs. I used liquid acrylic paint and outfitted them in an assortment of gray tones. Cut out your designs. Cut out any sky pieces.
Find some pretty paper. I have a roll of paintable wallpaper in my stash, so I decided to use that. This pretty paper will be used to cover your containers. Cut it long enough to fit around the container and slightly taller. Cut a pretty paper piece for each container.
Place one of your painted animals in the centre of one of the pretty paper pieces. Mark the corners of the sky onto the pretty paper.
Cut out the area delineated by these marks. You are creating a window in the pretty paper. Do this for all your pretty paper pieces.
Cut out an equivalent window in one of the juice containers. Do this for all your juice containers.
Reinforce the upper edge of each juice container with masking tape. Paint the inside of your juice containers sky blue. Allow to dry.
Once your sky is dry (that rhymes) apply (that rhymes also) glue to your pretty paper and stick it to your containers. Remember to align the window in your pretty paper to the window in your container.
Glue your painted animal to your container. Make sure to align the sky in your painting with the window in your container. Do this with all your painted animals.
Add a pretty ribbon to the upper edge of your containers.
Place your containers on a sunny window ledge and behold the magic that ensues!
Yes, it ‘can’ be done! And you have done it! You have captured your very own little piece of the glorious blue sky! Congratulations.
Have yourself a lovely day!
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