In loving memory of Christy RiopelEach and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel.  Christy’s art was and still is timeless. So many of her creations from way back when are still hot and trendy today. Here is a blog post from over 6 years ago that Christy created for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine about recycling and embossing pop cans! AWESOME!

Upcycling Pop Cans to Make Embossed “Tin Panels”
by Christy Riopel
I was inspired by an old tin ceiling panels when I created this page.

Recycling Pop Cans for scrapbooking embellishments | Layout Designed by Christy Riopel | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Supplies: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper and Stickers, Spellbinders dies and embossing folders, gesso, Stephanie Barnard for Clearsnap Ink sprays, Beacon Adhesives 3-IN-1 glue and Decoupage gloss sealer, Bazzill  Basics Paper cardstock, marvy gel pen.

I love how they go with the vintage feel of the photo.
To make the panels I cut the top and bottom off a pop can and down the side.Cutting Pop Tins I then took my Spellbinders embossing folder and embossed the metal from the can.Embossing Pop Tins I then painted it with gesso and let it dry. I sprayed it with Stephanie Barnard for Clearsnap Ink sprays and when they were almost dry I sealed them with Beacon Adhesives spray on Decoupage Gloss Sealer. Stephanie Barnard Ink Spray by ClearsnapThis keeps the colours vibrant.  I sanded some of the areas to reveal the shiny metal. I also used Spellbinder’s dies to make the large skinny frames on my page out of Bazzill Basics Paper metallic cardstock.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship | #RememberingChristy | Donate Today | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
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  1. I never new Christy but is sound like she was a very creative person, used to watch her on your Chanel passed away too soon. Quinty girl