Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Altered Tin at Try it on Tuesday

Good morning everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and were as blessed as we were with glorious sunshine every day!
Over at Try it on Tuesday this week it's altered week and this week we are looking at tins, all shape and sizes and all altered!
My teamies have done some fabulous things to inspire you so do head on over to Try it on Tuesday and be inspired and show us what you can do too!
As always for altered week we are sponsered by those wonderful folk at the Craft Barn who are offerering a voucher to spend so what are you waiting for!
Here is my project in a bit more detail....
I started with a tin that originally had a grow a rose gift in it. I covered it with just about every shade of blue alcohol ink that I have! When it was dry I stamped various Tim Holtz sentiments in black stazon.

The flowers were plain chipboard shapes triple embossed with Moonglow two tone embossing powders (From The Stamp Man) which I love! and finished with a gem flower.

The bookplate, hinges and leaves were die cut from silver foil. The bookplate and hinges were textured with a TSS embossing wheel and the leaves with a cuttlebug og folder before aging with black acrylic paint. The sentiment for the plate was stamped in black onto white and after fixing covered with glossy accents.
Next I will be making a little accordian booklet to go into it.... so will show you when that is done.

Have a lovely day everyone and be blessed in your art.

5 comments:

Clarky J said...

Wow Neil as always Neil I am in awe of all the techniques you have fit into the project! Love love the colours and all your additional embelishments too. What a fab place to house a mini book! Thanks for being a fab team mate at TioT x Janet

Michelle said...

Hi Neil
Wow you've done it again! An amazing project. I'm so glad you decided to join us. Just a quick question, what die did you use for the book plate? DOn't recognise it although it's probably very familiar and you've done something wonderful to make it your own!
x Michelle

Helen said...

What a great altered tin. it looks a million dollars.

PatR said...

Amazing tin Neil and some fantastic techniques. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Neil just wanted to let you know posted a card today which used your acetate and Crafty Individuals stamps idea and linked over to your post on it it..so thanks for your clever and always inspirational ideas! I love this metal work too. God bless,
Shaz in oz.x PS am working on new text too which is on same post..