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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 16, 2014 6:43 PM CST
I know folk out there have to be making flowers out of Aluminum or tin cans. It is fun. Smiling

This Iris is from drinking cans, and a little help from me!
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dirtdorphins
Dec 16, 2014 8:07 PM CST
Awesome David!
I tip my hat to you.
Aluminum flowers rising to a new pinnacle right here folks Hurray!
Can't wait to see your orchid Smiling
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Dec 16, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Oh my goodness! Those are stunning! I love 'em all! You're soooo talented in seeing " something wonderful in what others see as nothing!"
Name: Linda
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chickhill
Dec 16, 2014 9:35 PM CST
David love your can flowers I tip my hat to you.
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Sharon
Dec 16, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Awesome David, totally awesome.

Sorry, DirtD, just had to borrow your word. Nothing else fit. *Blush*
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Frillylily
Dec 16, 2014 10:55 PM CST
wowzers! I'm totally impressed!
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Dec 17, 2014 3:08 AM CST

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VERY nice and you don't have to water and feed them Green Grin!
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lovemyhouse
Dec 17, 2014 8:35 AM CST
Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 17, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Thanks everybody! I appreciated the nice words a lot. Smiling

I got up really early as usual, and the Iris didn't seem fantasy enough so I turned into this...
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It reminded me of a Phoenix somehow. nodding
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Bubbles
Dec 17, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Too pretty to be out in the elements.
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 17, 2014 9:30 AM CST
Yeah. The Irises are really an indoor thing as they are a tad more delicate but durable. Here is that one with another I'm calling "Ham n' Eggs Sunset"... Hilarious!
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Dec 17, 2014 9:35 AM CST
Gorgeous!
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woofie
Dec 17, 2014 10:20 AM CST
C'mon, David. You ARE going to give us a tutorial on those irises, now aren't you? Angel
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quietyard
Dec 17, 2014 11:07 AM CST
I am soooo impressed. What a wonderful talent you have David !! I tip my hat to you.
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Sharon
Dec 17, 2014 11:11 AM CST
David, will kitchen shears work for cutting the cans?
And what kind of enamel are you using? Not sure acrylic would adhere to the aluminum surface.

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woofie
Dec 17, 2014 12:25 PM CST
I'd think you'd want to spray the cans with some sort of primer before doing the fancy stuff?
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Sharon
Dec 17, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Could be, but then the colored paints would have to be based on the chemistry of the spray primer. As in the difference between oil and water based. I think Kilz might make both types of primer, and maybe one that would hold either type of paint, latex or oil based.

Well, that's probably clear as mud. It's been a vacuum day and I just finished, so what do I know? Not much. Big Grin
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Frillylily
Dec 17, 2014 2:09 PM CST
possibly some type of auto paints or oil at least to hold up in weather. Could be sprayed with a clear coating of some kind?
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woofie
Dec 17, 2014 4:24 PM CST
Well, according to my dubious memory of a conversation with the folk in the Sherwin Williams store back in SoCal many, many, many years ago: It's ok to put water based paint over oil based primer, but not vice versa. The rationale as explained at the time was that oil based paints dry to a very hard surface over which you can pretty much paint anything. But water based paints stay somewhat soft and if you put oil based paint over it, it tends to pull and cause the paint underneath to peel. Sounded good at the time; but I have no idea if that was accurate, or, if it was then, is it still accurate now.
Heh, I'll be putting this to the test in a bit, as I have a pot I used oil-base primer on and I plan to put an acrylic design over it. If I ever get to it, that is. Rolling my eyes.
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lovemyhouse
Dec 17, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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