1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
She Paints Potato ChipsLinda Lee Curtis can turn an ordinary can of potato chips into a portable art gallery.
"The idea just popped into my head one day on the way to the grocery store," says Curtis, who spends several hours working on each chip. She's made hundreds of chips, each with an original, permanent design in acrylic paint. They're hot sellers at shows around the country for prices ranging from $5 to $50 apiece. Some are sold "as is" for display on a shelf or counter. She turns others into necklaces or earrings.
Curtis has developed a "secret" process for strengthening the chips before painting. Once painted, she preserves them with a clear lacquer. The finished chips fit neatly back in their original container.
Most chips features people, animals or trees but some novelty designs include the "chocolate chip" and the "computer chip".
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Linda Lee Curtis, 1919 W. Adams, Phoenix, Ariz. 85009 (ph 602 254-2876).
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