As of February 4, 2013 Canada will finally get rid of the penny! I'm very happy to say goodbye, I am already imagining a life without approximately 68 pennies in my wallet and the bottom of my purse.
In honor of the disappearing penny I thought it only fitting to commemorate this announcement with some ombre art. I first saw this tutorial at Doodle Craft and decided to give it a try.
I had a shadow box frame which I purchased at Superstore a few years ago on clearance for only 44 cents. I pulled off the acorn and kept the burlap in place.
After determining how many pennies we needed to fill up the space, Alex dumped the pennies into a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar + 1 tsp salt
|I promise the kid has clothes! keeping them on him is another story|
|Let the pennies bathe in the solution for approximately 15 minutes|
|Remove pennies from the solution. DO NOT rinse, just air dry on a towel or plate. In about 2 hours they will begin to change colours|
|Sort the pennies from lightest to the most blue. Once you have determined your arrangement use a hot glue gun to attach each penny to the canvas|
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