So my project this week was inspired (of course by the challenge theme) but by my growing collection of tins (and also my families frustration of having them hang around collecting dust), so this week I decide to alter a coffee tin in to a vase ready for Christmas. Gotta to say that I am starting to scare myself with how prepared I am getting for Christmas: it's unheard of normally!
This is how my tin started
and after a quick coat of Maimeri gesso, I then added a layer of Maimeri Iridescent paste which I applied with my fingers. I wanted to create an uneven feel to the whole of the surface which I didn't think a stencil would allow me to do.
Next, I coloured some card with metallic pewter pan pastel, stamped some little dots and flowers on it with white chalk ink and then embossed the card with a damask folder. I then cut the card in to smaller panel and highlighted the edges with white (fine) pearlescent pan pastel and the panels were stuck down randomly.
I then set about cutting oodles of snowflakes in cream card. At the same time, I used wax paper but to help the die cut release but because I wanted to use the wax paper snowflakes too. The snowflakes were again randomly put on the embossed panels and finished with a button and a card candy centre.
Around the edges of the tin, I have added snowflakes (cut in half), finished with ribbon roses (or is it ribbon with roses on ... ?) and in their centres some blue ribbon roses (discovered gathering dust in a drawer that I had totally forgotten I even owned).
Whilst I did enjoy altering my tin, it just doesn't do anything for me ... it's okay but not what I had envisaged in my head ... (if I'm 100% honest, I don't like it one bit) but I think it is important we share our failures as well as our successes because that's how we learn. I have decided that I am now going to drill some holes in to the tin and use it as a candle holder for Christmas. All I need to do now is persuade hubby to let me loose with his precious drill ..... watch this space!
Off to pretend to be a domestic goddess today (yawnsville) and do a little bit of gardening too. Hoping your day is more action packed than mine will be,
x x x
Products I used:
I am entering my tin in to the following challenges:
A creative need - texture and/or patterns
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Dragons Lair - anything but a card
Winter Wonderland - layer it up
CRAFT - use metal or a charm (metal coffee tin)
Crafty Ribbons - buttons and ribbon
ABC Christmas - Something festive
Crafting by design - get ready for Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters - lots of layers