Soup Art Homage

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Here’s a re-post in case you missed it!

soup label art

I’m a big fan of art – all kinds, all periods.  I’ve wanted to do an homage to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans for a while.  I had thrown around many ideas in my head, but hadn’t really done much yet.  Well, for the 50th anniversary of the artwork, Campbell’s soup company came out with some colorful labels.

soup label art

I started with an 8″ x 8″ canvas and painted it a metallic can color (I used Martha Stewart’s Metallic Acrylic Craft paint in Sterling).  The 8″ x 8″ canvas is large enough to hold six labels easily.

soup label art

Carefully remove the label at the back of the can with an x-acto knife.  (If you’re not using the can of soup right away, grab a sharpie and write what it is on the can.)  Carefully trim the labels to the size you’ll need to fit on your canvas.

soup label art

Once you have your labels trimmed, layer a small amount of mod podge on your painted canvas and start placing the labels.  Once they’ve all been placed, smooth it out using a brayer or bone folder, add then add another thin layer of mod podge over the top.

soup label art

Once it’s dry, we’re going to age it with a bit of transparent iron oxide acrylic paint.  Mix some water with a bit of the paint and using a paper towel, apply it to the surface of the canvas in a circular motion.  A little goes a long way, and you can age it to your liking.

soup label art

Once this is dry, add a few more coats of mod podge, allowing it to dry completely between coats.

soup label art

And enjoy your modern art!

soup label art
1 Comment

1 Comment on Soup Art Homage

  1. Jeremy
    November 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM (5 years ago)

    I only wish mod-podge did not come with the inevitable air bubbles. I like a nice smooth finish.

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