Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Packaging Materials

I love this Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply challenge, using packaging materials in my art is very close to my heart. And there is such a variety to choose from ... it was quite difficult to make a decision! At the time when I looked at all my options I had just baked a batch of vanilla and chocolate cookies. So I thought it would be nice to make some containers for the cookies .... out of containers. These days lots of food comes in some sort of plastic or cardboard containers, I picked three different ones: two plastic cheese containers and one normally used for hot chocolate
I covered all three of them with a mix of craft glue and water and old newspaper
This was great fun ... and a brilliant mess, everything stuck to everything, it was all very sticky ... including myself! I covered the inside of the plastic containers not only with newspaper was also with napkins and patterned tissue respectively. The lighter the colour of the tissue paper is, the more newspaper writing you will see through the tissue paper and it gives an interesting effect.
The chocolate container has only embellishments on the outside as the inside was already lined with alufoil - perfect for holding cookies. I tied some hessian ribbon and button twine around the container and added a newspaper flower and leaves
And while filling the container I actually noticed that I had managed to give my chocolate cookies a really nice crackle finish (result of icing sugar sprinkkling before baking)
Come and join us at Gingersnap Creations for the challenge. You will see some truly awesome pieces and you can show us your creations. Happy Crafting, Petra.

14 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely containers, everything where you get sticky and messy is good! The cookies look great, too!

Carla said...

Oh your containers are just simply adorable.

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, fabulous art and cookies Petra. I love the idea of using the newspaper - takes me back to my primary school days, and the effect with the tissue paper is fabulous.
Hope you're enjoying the week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

trisha too said...

Petra, these are SO cute--what a wonderful set--
fabulous flower!

:)

Netty said...

Ooh you have been having such great fun Petra. Much as I love your containers my eyes keep going to those fab cookies......yummy Annette x

penny4thoughts said...

Really fun project, Petra! Nicely recycled :-) and your newspaper flower is terrific, too.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic idea and wonderful pieces of art.

Gabby said...

Bet you had newsprint inky fingers when you finished twisting that wondeful flower! :) Great projects!

Jen said...

Love the containers!! So creative!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful packaging! I love how you upcycled.



--Cheryl--

Lynn Stevens said...

What creative containers and the cookies don't look to bad either, yum yum
hugs Lynn

Shar said...

Too cool! What a fab idea!

Eve said...

these are amazing! I bake & sew too, and those BUTTON cookies look really Gooood! :-) On the top of it, the display packaging are amazing! Luv that flower too!! :-)

Gerri Herbst said...

These are brillant. Love the paper flower the best! Then you get to eat cookies after you create art too! Sounds perfect to me. take care, gerri

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