Elizabeth Bathory's Pencil Holder

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Introduction: Elizabeth Bathory's Pencil Holder

I had for a long while a tin can on my desk waiting to be converted into something nice. Yesterday I had an idea! I remembered Elizabeth Bathory, the Hungarian bloody countess! And I started thinking of making something related to her... and here's the result!

I don't have pictures of the process because I was making it up all along so... I'm going to explain you what I did.

MATERIALS: 

- A tin can
- Glass paint
- Mod Podge
- A Glass Bubble Bead
- Bathory's picture
- Glue gun 
- Plenty of hot glue sticks
- Wallpaper (or similars)


I cut a piece of wallpaper (but you can use any kind of paper). I glued it on the can and I painted it black (yeah, like the Rolling Stones!) with glass paint. While it was drying I printed Bathory's picture and I glued it on a glass bead with Mod Podge.

Once the can was ready, I made the "blood" with hot glue. Make sure you have sticks at hand because you will need a lot. With the glue gun I also glued Bathory's portrait and the studs. When it was dry I painted the hot glue in red using glass paint (nail polish works as well). I also painted the inside of the can with black paint.

Finally, when everything was dry I varnished it.

I will probably use it as a pen holder but you can use it for any other purposes you may have in mind.

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    Ahhh Ersabet, you were a little bit odd. Lovely job, Kozmicblues69 ... you could do a Vladd The Impaler ring stand to go with Ersabet.

    Thanks a lot for your comment. I will definitely try your suggestion. It's a very good and gloomy idea, cool! (yes, you're right, I'm a little bit odd...)

    very cool recycle project......I always use old cans as pencil cups.....

    very cool recycle project......I always use old cans as pencil cups.....

    very cool recycle project......I always use old cans as pencil cups.....

    Thanks! Well it's a can covered with wallpaper. Wallpaper is thicker than other kinds of papers. I painted it with glass paint and then I varnished it.