zaterdag 16 maart 2013

Step-by-step of altering a tin can!

I have this fun project today. A step-by-step of the altering process. I am going to use for stamps I'm collecting. They're always lying around everywhere!


This is the giant tin can before altering. It contained some king size hotdogs LOL

Paint it with gesso, also the inside. Leave to dry.
Stamp the background stamp with a solvent ink onto tissue paper.Tear it into pieces.

Adhere the tissue paper with gelmediumto the tin can. Leave to dry!

Paint it with some watered-down creme acrylic paint. Leave to dry.

Color it with bundled sage distress ink, applying it straight from the pad. I added some scattered straw as well, just a hint.  I added some clear embossing powder to the tin, it sticks to the distress ink.
 Heat emboss it.

Stamp the background stamp with a solvent ink onto Shrinky Dink clear.  Diecut the flower.

Stamp small parts of the background stamp on a tag (this tag is a monoprint I've made a few weeks ago).
Adhere the flower to the tag. Attach the tag to the tin can. 

Close-up of the embellishment.
Hope you like it!
I am entering this in the following challenge:
1. tattered floral challenge of Tim Holtz. 
STAMPS USED: (click on picture):

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Brilliant, what a great alteration.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Wow, wow, wow... This is SO beautiful, Ellie - a magical transformation! I got half way through altering a tin can and never got round to finishing it; this is wonderful inspiration (though it will have to wait until May as I left it behind in the UK!).
    Alison x

  3. This is stunning Ellie! What a brilliant idea. what tape did you use around the top of the can? is it masking tape? Thanks x

  4. wow Ellie, wat een leuke tutorial en wat een geweldige kan heb je gemaakt.

  5. Ellie what a great project and I LOVE the results!! Thanks also for the clear step by step, - it looks fantastic and I really like the flower embellishment made from shrink plastic, brilliant!

  6. the shrink plastic flower is cute!
    Visit my Tattered Floral entries on my blog:
    Rose Box -
    Lunch Bag rose -

    Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.


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