Tuesday 29 November 2011

Altered Tin

Good morning everybody;
I hope you are all well. I know it's that time of the year again when time just runs away from us and there are all the end of year dinners, school plays, gifts and cards to make and get; the list goes on and on. I do hope that you do manage to carve out some time just for your creative pleasure though.
Over at Try it on Tuesday it's a new challenge; to alter a tin. Sponsored by The Craft Barn there is a £15.00 voucher up for grabs to one lucky participant.

Here is my tin this week. I decided to alter an oyster tin to create a little Christmas montage.
I coloured the tin with alcohol inks to begin with and then added some shaved ice fragments and microbeedz to the edge and a thin layer of 3d glaze inside with a few bits of the same for added sparkle.
I cut some leaves from Tim Holtz festive greenery die for the top area.
I die cut two reindeer and the 25 from the small movers and shapers die out of card and coloured the deer with fired brick and brushed corduroy distress ink before covering with rock candy distress crackle and leaving to dry. when dry I used aged mahogany stain to colour the cracks and a bit of old silver paste to add some shine.

I coloured the 25 with fired brick and forest moss distress ink before adding some silver paste. I then used glossy accents to add shine and dimension.

I hope you have a great day and perhaps I'll see you over at Try it on Tuesday?


Laura said...

This is awesome, love your festive tin

Unknown said...

Wow Neil how fabulous is this!!! Loving the festive collaging x janet

jude said...

Neil this is absolutely stunning!Youve inspired me to have ago!not that will be on par with yours!your so talented and inspiration to us all

Helen said...

Loving the die cuts... well all of it obviously, but loving the die cuts. they may have to go on the wish list!!

Michelle said...

Totally stunning alteration Neil, love that you have oysters whilst we mere mortals are stuck with sardines lol. Thanks for being a fantastic teamie!
x Michelle

melody said...

wow ~ this is one amazing piece of work neil! i absolutely love your work ~ such attention to detail and so many techniques! fabulous work!