Quilting, sewing, art journal and life in the Scottish Trossachs
5 October 2011
Altered Tin, Just For Fun
When I saw the challenge on Just for Fun Challenge blog which was "Anything But A Card" and the challenge on UK Stampers to use up some glitter stash I decided to try my hand at altering a tin. I've never altered anything like this before so it was very experimental. I have a pile of old coffee tins that I store pens, brushes, tools and stuff in and I decided I wanted to try and alter them. I painted the tin with three coats of gesso, very roughly, so there was a lot of brush stroke texture (not sure how to make it smooth unless I sanded it). I then glued Martha Stewart glass beads around the base and then splodged on distress stains in peeled paint and broken china. I used a christmas foliage stamp from Shady Tree Studios as I thought it looked like seaweed. I stamped Smushasha from Stampotique twice onto acetate and liberally applied large flakes of glitter from MS. I then stuck the together and suspended her from the top of the tin using thread. I painted vague fishy shapes in glue on the tin and added more glitter and round blob shapes became bubble in glass beads. I used free Jo Capper Sandon stamp from Craft stamper and glued more glass beads to back of these and then stuck on using raised sticky pads.
I enjoyed experimenting with this and my second tin of collaged stamps is now under way.