February 18, 2013

Tin-spiration (From Trash to Treasure)

I laugh as I look at my recyclables.  They are sorted according to plastic, metal, glass, cardboard/paper and future craft supplies!

Altered Tin

I saved this empty candy tin as it was a lovely shape and size to make this treasure tin.


This project was created with just one stamp!
Flower Poetry by Penny Black.

Here is a picture tutorial that shows the metamorphosis from trash to treasure…..

Platinum StazOn was applied to the tin to give it a silver burnished effect while also covering any manufacturing wording.  Several coats were needed with ample drying time between each application.

Flower Poetry was stamped on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  A circle was die cut from the image to fit the top of the tin.  A second circle of the same size was die cut from cardboard (cereal box) to serve as a reinforcing stability base for the image.

After coloring the image (Copic Markers), Shimmer Creative Medium was spread across the surface to give a subtle, sparkly shine.  Tip/Hint:  Detailed shading is not needed on the flowers/leaves in this step as they will be subsequently covered with additional images.

The colored image was then adhered to the cardboard then attached to the top of the prepared tin with Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs.

Flower Poetry was stamped two more times on a separate piece of white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  Each set was colored (Copic Markers) and trimmed.  Detailed shading is needed on the leaves from the set on the left and the individual flowers on the right as they will be the elements exposed in the final layering.  A top coat of Peachy Keen watercoloring was added to the individual flowers for a sparkling glow.

A light coating of GooseBumps was added to the back of the flowers to add stability.

The largest grouping of flowers was aligned and adhered to the top of the prepared tin.  Tip/Hint:  Glue was used in strategic areas so portions of the flowers and leaves could be bent to add dimension.

Next, the individual flowers were adhered.  Tip/Hint:  Using a combination of alignment and slight off-setting while adhering the flower elements will add to the visual depth of the design.

The centers of the flowers were accented with Fruit Punch Stickles.


As always, if you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact me at:  elizabeth.a.allan@gmail.com

Thank you for stopping by to visit,

Penny Black Stamps:  Flower Poetry 4311K
Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Platinum StazOn Metallic, GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray, Shimmer Creative Medium, Clear Embossing Powder
Tombow: Power Adhesive Tabs
Ranger: Fruit Punch Stickles
Spellbinders: Classic Circles
USArtQuest: Peachy Keen – Sparkling Pastelles Watercolor Palette