Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Just a Few Lines… Or: How to Transform an Empty Container into a Keeper

I LOVE David's Tea and have an impressive collection of containers with contents. The seasonal blends are often marketed in smaller containers made of cardboard. I hate to toss these into the recycle bin, so they have been collecting dust in Colin's garage instead. But no longer will these sturdy containers be ignored!  Enter light card stock and Bic Permanent Markers purchased a couple of years ago... just in case!

I LOVE David’s Tea and have an impressive collection of containers with contents. The seasonal blends are often marketed in smaller containers made of cardboard. I hate to toss these into the recycle bin, so they have been collecting dust in Colin’s garage instead. But no longer will these sturdy containers be ignored!
Enter light card stock and Bic Permanent Markers purchased a couple of years ago… just in case!

Here is a close up of the markers. They are not as smelly as the other brand... but they still bleed through the card stock! However, that doesn't matter in this case.

Here is a close up of the markers. They are not as smelly as the other brand… but they still bleed through the card stock! However, that doesn’t matter in this case.

I carefully measured a strip of paper to cover the outer circumference without any overlap. Then I selected the color (I decided on a mauve to complement the pale yellow of the container) and began my doodles, mark making, line study - whatever you want to call it.

I carefully measured a strip of paper to cover the outer circumference without any overlap. Then I selected the color (I decided on a mauve to complement the pale yellow of the container) and began my doodles, mark making, line study – whatever you want to call it.

I cut a couple of circles, one for the bottom which has space for my signature, and one circle for the top. I finished the doodle first, then carefully glued it into place.

I cut a couple of circles, one for the bottom which has space for my signature, and one circle for the top. I finished the doodle first, then carefully glued it into place.

And here are a few views of the cylinder fully decorated and the card stock carefully glued in stock.

And here are a few views of the cylinder fully decorated and the card stock carefully glued in stock.

I am not sure which view is my favorite...

I am not sure which view is my favorite…

...And another turn...

…And another turn…

...till we reach the seam. Could be smoother - but I will let it pass. ;-) it's all about the process - not the end product! I had fun and can tick off my goal of engaging in one creative.

…till we reach the seam. Could be smoother – but I will let it pass. 😉 it’s all about the process – not the end product! I had fun and can tick off my goal of engaging in one creative act per day.

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5 thoughts on “Just a Few Lines… Or: How to Transform an Empty Container into a Keeper

  1. violetannie63 on said:

    Love your design and the colour you used 🙂

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  2. I have a bit of an uncontrolled David’sTea addiction myself….These containers of yours are wonderfully fun! What a great way to display some art work in the tea cabinet!! I might have to
    do something similar to some of my containers. You should share this on David’s FB page!

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    • Thanks for the suggestion… I sent them a message with my link. Here is there David’s reply:
      DAVIDsTEA 7:25am Aug 5
      What a neat idea! You’ve got some serious doodling skills grin emoticon

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  3. Marilyn on said:

    Neat idea ! Am sitting on a bus on the way to visit a friend in Wloseley Sask. and doodling on a white leather change purse to while away the time.Thanks for the idea Ann

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    • Happy travels, Marilyn! Make sure you enter a picture of the end result into the line contest! Can’t wait to see your submission(s)! Enjoy your visit with your friend. You will be so close… I am flying out Saturday for the US East Coast!

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