Altered Paint Can/ Magetic Note Board

paint can crafts

What you need:

– empty (new) paint can

– Claudine Hellmuth Gesso

– Claudine Hellmuth Acrylic paints (I just love using these paints)

– Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas

– Black archival ink

– Stamps

– paint brushes (foam and fine tipped)

– magnets


1. Cover the entire paint can with the gesso. I find it easiest to apply it with a foam brush.



2. Once the gesso has dried, paint the can with whatever color of acrylic paint you’d like.



3. Once your paint has dried, the fun part begins! Decorating your paint can!



4. On your sheet of stick back canvas, stamp some stamps onto it with black archival ink.



5. put a tiny dab of paint onto your craft sheet and spray with water. Mix it up so its a very watery paint.


6. Using a fine tipped paint brush, “paint” your stamped images on the sticky back canvas.



7. Now carefully cut each stamped image out. (works best if you let them dry first)


8. Peel the backing off the canvas and stick them right onto your paint can.


9. Another way you can decorate your can is to use foam stamps and apply the acrylic paint directly to the stamp


10. Stamp it right onto the can (carefully!)


Continue decorating until you get your desired look. Now add some fun magnets and little notes : )




About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: and


  1. Lamaspede says:

    I am a newbie here.
    Glad to find this forum…as what I am looking for

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