Sunday, 15 July 2012

Altered Tin

I have been using the fabulous Vintaj Patina inks once again from The Stamp Attic, this time around on a metal mackerel tin that I found at the supermarket. I will definitely be doing more of these and the Patina inks work fabulously on the metal, such a good coverage.
I began colouring my tin with the Victorian Glade Patina inks, beginning with the amethyst first then applying marine and a little quartz. Although the tin is relatively small I did want to create lots of layers of interest.
My next step was to colour a piece of large card stock with dusty concord, shaded lilac and broken china Distress Inks, applying each colour to my non stick craft sheet and spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card. From my coloured card I cut two hearts, crowns and a set of wings using the Heart Wings die. I added one of my hearts to the bottom of the tin adding dream and embrace from the Chitchat stickers. I added a piece of wire to the inside of my tin, securing through two holes I punched in the top and bottom of my tin. This gave me the ability to attach coiled wire to the inside of my tin.  I only added the wire loosely to the inside so that I can move each coil to any position. For added interest I also added a Curio Knob to the top.

My next heart cut from card was then layered onto the edge of my tin along with a crown, to give layers of interest.  My next step was to cut a further heart but this time from Metal Foil Tape which I embossed with the Postale Texture Fade. I added the heart to card stock for extra stability and then adhered to the tin, giving me a third layer of interest.
I added a floral for further dimension cut using the Tattered Pinecone die. A little more dimension was also created adding the wings from the Adornments Charms. Again further Chitchat stickers were added to my hearts.
I love how the Distress Inks match the Vintaj Patina inks perfectly adding colour interest using different techniques.
I also added some coils of wire to the top of my tin.
Here you can see the dimension I have achieved, All my metal has been sanded using the Precision Sanding Block to reveal more of the metal.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy Evans x x


Anonymous said...

Fabulous use of the tin to create something so pretty.

inkypinkycraft said...

amazing! simply stunning piece trace x

Buttons said...

Love the way you've used those Vintaj Patinas. Just gorgeousness itself. Hugs, Buttons x

gayle said...

That is a fabulous looking mackerel tin! Amazing :) those patina inks are fab :)


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