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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Tint Tin

Hi all, for the second time today, if you've already seen my musical pages... but I wanted to get one final entry in under the wire for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week - I'm in love with Rustification!

So here it is, my altered tin:


Since it's been altered, there is of course a "before"...  A Snoepjes tin, from some Dutch sweets which I guess were eaten upwards of 30 years ago, but it's been being a 'useful tin' ever since.

However, the most recent things I've been keeping in it (metal shelf supports for a bookshelf not in use) have just gone off to a new life in the Czech Republic (with the bookshelf), so I grabbed the tin and got to work.




I started by messing around with alcohol inks, Hazelnut, Rust and Ginger I believe it was, dripping and blending them onto the tin until I liked the look.  Circular tins, not easy to control where the dribbles are going... fingers - very messy!







I like that the imperfections and scratches in this decades old tin give extra character to the surface texture.

I was originally inspired to try this effect by this amazing project by the extraordinary artist Die Amelie at Von Pappe II.  At that point I didn't own any alcohol inks... and she's the one I blame for my subsequent giving in!  

But there's also a gorgeous altered tin from Sarah at La-de-dah amongst the DT pieces, so I thought it should be rusty enough! 




For the inside, which was a dull gold colour (sorry, forgot the "before" picture!), I decided to revert to my nearly favourite material at the moment, tissue paper.  I stamped my Tattered Angels spray of branches and the Artistic Outpost leaf randomly across the paper in Coffee and Sepia Archival inks.

I can't seem to get enough of crafting with autumnal colours and images... so beautiful without being 'pretty-pretty' - maybe that's what it is?  

So with all the Fall colours, it turns out my tin (which I actually inked several weeks ago and then left to marinate in my imagination) will also fit perfectly into Our Creative Corner's lovely Fall in the Circle challenge, as well as the Fashionable Stamping Challenge's Shades of Autumn.  I love this time of year!!


I coated the inside of the tin with glue, and pressed the tissue paper down... again, circular tins don't really make life easy as far as this goes... 

But in the end I got the whole thing in place, with only one small tear which, tissue paper being pretty forgiving stuff, was soon remedied.





For the embellishment, I've included some of Andy Skinner's textured rust technique, some of my own recipe, and some actually rusty metal... talk about covering the bases!  

But that wasn't really the intention as I set out - I was just gathering stuff that I thought looked good together...

The tiny tag is one of Tim Holtz's Tiny Tabs and Tags, cut with the die, and then used to try out the Andy Skinner technique from his Timeworn Techniques workshop. 




I timed the workshop really badly as far as other work commitments go, and am basically going to have to do the whole thing solo now from the worksheets, but I did manage to fit in this one (and the weathered ivory, and a start on the verdigris - so I guess I won't be too hard on myself!).





On the reverse side it's simply the kraft cardstock that I cut the die from, stamped with the Stampology Silhouette Blossoms, which rarely get put away these days!


Then on one of the corrugated tattered flowers which came as a freebie with one of my Funkie Junkie Boutique purchases, I played again with my own rusty recipe.  If you want details, they're all on the Sonnet Mash Up post, so I won't bore you with them again.  





The flower is fastened with a couple of Idea-ology flowers and a long attacher, and then backed onto some frayed loose-weave burlap which, in turn, is backed onto some nice rusty metal mesh which again I've frayed and twisted at the edges.  



Another nightmare gluing-wise, like the bottles on my Halloween tags (there was some shouting at inanimate objects today)... despite the extra tooth of the twine wrapped around the lid to attach to.  


Anyway, least said, soonest mended - they say!






I'm so delighted (despite the shouting) to have been able to indulge myself with time at the craft table this weekend... there's more to share with you later in the week, including one very special post, about which I'm very excited - more on that on Thursday!!

But for now, I'd like to wish you a wonderful week, and thank you again for your time and company on this exhilarating exploration, as well as your support and the inspiration you provide out there in Craftyblogland.

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Joseph Addison

A sword, a spade and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
James Stephens

I'm entering this in the following:
Rustification over at Simon Says Stamp and Show
Our Creative Corner who are playing Fall in the Circle
Hels Sheridan is helpfully looking for Metal over at the Sunday Stamper this week
Shades of Autumn at the Fashionable Stamping Challenge


46 comments:

Carol Q said...

ooh Alison that is totally scrumptious. love your internal tin stamping on tissue paper and that crusty flower is to die for! lol

sam21ski said...

Love the way the alcohol inks have marbled on the outside, but the inside is just stunning, in fact the whole tin is simply gorgeous.

Sam xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fantastic! Love that flower especially! Your journal pages btw are beautiful! Chrisx

Sarah said...

I am so drawn to the beautiful brown tones that you use as well as the rusty, crusty textures. This tin would feel right at home in my house! LOL

toni said...

Hi Alison I was just admiring your fabulous rusting technique on your tin, which is gorgeous, just as you were leaving such a lovely comment about my tag! So I guess your working late too. It's funny this blog land.I guess we must both be on the same body clock. Have a happy day tomorrow night night Toni x

Michelle Webb said...

Alison, this is BEAutiful, I love the inside its gorgeous. You've used so many lovely techniques with this tin. All the rusty effects on the token and the corrugated card. It's all so lovely and the string just finishes off so wonderfully. Michelle x

MarcyK924 said...

WOWZER Alison, this tin is spectacular! I can't stop staring at it! I never think of altering anything because I'm such a cardmaker by heart, but I adore alcohol inks! Thanks for YOUR inspiration - I am off to look for a metal tin! And once again, thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Marcy

Candy C said...

Alison, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderfully creative pieces. I love this piece. Love the way you've altered the jar and so glad you took a before and after picture of it! I also adore the interior of your jar with the tissue paper! I love all of your embellishments...especially the little flower.It's just layers of vintage looking goodness! Thanks for sharing your piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Evelyn S. said...

What a beauty! I love playing with alcohol inks, but I've never made anything as useful and as pretty as this "circle."

Kate said...

Ooo soo pretty, Alison! I love your alcohol ink
technique. And that gorgeous flower!!
Kate

Shelby said...

Now this is a masterpiece! I love everything about it and those inks are oh so darn cool

Shelby

inkypinkycraft said...

Another wonderful make Alison, I LOVE the rusty flower andthe contrast of the string is fab...lve the gorgeous vintage feel to this piece...anotherwonderful make! Hugs trace x

Caroline said...

Stunning project... love the flower!
Great use of tissue paper, the inside is just as beautiful as the outside.

Anita Houston said...

Fan tin! The inside is marvelous!!! Love that you used tissue paper...clever! Wonderful make!

Brenda Brown said...

Beeeeeeautiful Alison, I love the techniques and effects you have achieved. A great tin has resulted with wonderful textures and colours.
Have a good week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Another WOWWEE! moment here hun. The inside of the tin appears to have your famous blueish tinge to the tissue paper? Love the rusty details to this. Hmmm, wondering now what is coming on Thursday. Looking forward to it already. Hugs, Buttons x

Anne Kristine said...

Wow!! This is just gorgeous!
Love it ♥♥♥
Hugs, Anne

chrissies said...

Just fantastic all of it. I didn't know what to admire most :)

Love Chrissie xx

die amelie said...

The in - AND outsides are sooo fabulous, Alison! Don't know which I love most. So glad, they come with the same tin *lol

An adorable project you created here. And I am sooo happy (and proud), that I inspired you to finally get and use alcohol inks!!! Your tin is such a masterpiece!!! Sure, you will win it all!!!

Hugs,
Claudia xxxx

PS: thanks so much for linking to my blog. :))

Astrid Maclean said...

Only one word for this STUNNING!!! The colours, the rustyness, the embellies, LOVE it!!!

Cestina said...

I make no comment on the appalling title pun ;-)

I just love the inside...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is that?! Such a fabulous idea, great piece of art.
Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Izzy said...

Such a wonderful little tin! It looks fabulous :) x

Netty said...

Fabulous alteration and loving the terrific effects you've achieved. xx

brenda said...

Fabulous work Alison, your tin looks like a fine marble or alabaster.

B x

Anna-Karin said...

Another gorgeous rusty piece! Wonderful altering of that tin. Love the flower, tag and the great alcohol ink effect. Thank you for doing another project for the rustification challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Redanne said...

The tin is beautiful Alison, both inside and out and I love your gorgeous flower too - stunning work again from you! Have you tried Pinflair glue gel, I find it sticks most things to most things, especially when you want to stick to glass or metal. Just a thought. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Francesca said...

Great up cycling of a tin. beautiful colours. Hugs Francesca

Paper Profusion said...

What a successful weekend for you! Truly beautiful work. Thank-you for all details and links - I'm learning lots. Nicola x

Ellie said...

O, Alison, that is sooooo gorgeous!? There's such a lot of details which are just yummy! Where did you get that tin, it says "snoepjes", which is Dutch...

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really a masterpiece, I love the colors textures and all the decorative elements.

Meggymay said...

Wow, your alterations are fantastic, both inside and outside of the tin. Thank you for joining us this week at FSC
Yvonne/Meggymay

Barb Cady said...

This tin is awesome, snd so generous of you to share pic by pic of how you did it. A beautiful piece of work! x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww Alison what a great piece of art
I love you rusty tin very very much

Greetings Janny

Meihsia Liu said...

Wooow...Alison, this is such a fantastic creation! The alcohol ink has such a great effect on the tin. Love the beautiful flower, too. Thank you so much for sharing at Our Creative Corner this week.... :)

Terry said...

I love tissue paper! Wow this rusty recycled tin is spectacular! Love the rusted effect and all the details! Enjoy!

Bärbel said...

Die Dose ist durch die Bearbetung mit den Alkohol-Tinten und der wunderbaren Dekoration zu einer kleinen Kostbarkeit geworden; das Ergebnis ist großartig!

lynne said...

Hi
Sensational transformation creating something incredible unique and beautiful and still of a practical use, could we ever ask for anything more.
A more rich patina brimming with depth and the icing on the cake is peeking inside and seeing the stamped tissue.
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

You have achieved a fabulous effect on this tin and the rusty flower looks wonderful. Love the stamped tissue paper, giving a beautiful finishing touch.
Avril xx

Kim Price said...

Absolutely stunning marble effect. I just love this project! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, that is amaaaaazing! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Karen McAlpine said...

Fabulous!!!! Great idea to paint to the tin with alcohol inks!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Alison. I love reading your posts. It does make me giggle when you say "I just started messing about with...." and then these A-mazing projects appear. Wonderful!!!!
Regards Florence x

Lisa M said...

Alison, your art is sensational. I was thrilled to read the age of the tin and the origin, but the evolution of its appearance is outstanding. What gorgeous techniques you've applied here and the vintage rustic with nature look is so appealing. You've done a fantastic job on your upcycle!
The inky fingers are definitely worth it :D
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend.
Lisa xx

Claire said...

Wow what a stunning project, beautiful colours and I love all the rusty texture you've created. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC this time
Claire xx

Fliss said...

Another stunning creation Alison. The effect on the tin looks amazing and the embellishing is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in again at our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you more good luck!
Fliss x