Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mint Tin Swap

At our last local Stamp Club meet-up, we swapped altered mint tins - tiny tins they were so it was quite a challenge.
The theme to follow was 'Wings'.....a great excuse for my favourite subject for art which is angels.
I used a test pot of housepaint which more or less matched the base of the tin - a turquoise colour and also used Distress Crackle in Weathered Wood.

The shrink plastic wings are made using  Invoke Arts wing stamps and the cherub stamp is by Just For Fun. I also used a Paper Artsy mini of medieval calligraphy and the 'believe' word comes from an Inkadinkado polymer Inchies set.

Around the edge of the tin I stamped a Kelly Panacci border stamp....

Yes, it's mis-stamped in places but I actually like a bit of inaccurate stamping for this sort of thing. Helps to give it an aged look!

I even painted the base of the tin, first with gesso and then roughly went over this with a brushful of Pearl Dabber paint. This I stamped on with an Invoke Arts ATC background stamp and picked out some detail with a  Sakura Stardust pen.

....and, on the inside, I used a bit of Paper Artsy Christmas paper ( I love this set of papers so much!) on which I handwrote the angel sentiment, adding some accent beads around the edges and three pearl dots made with a Pearl Pen by Viva Decor.

My swap was this fabulous ticket tin - which even had some tickets inside for me to use, made by Jacqui.....
I love the way Jacqui has layered all the ticket stamps over each other and the whole thing has a heavily lacquered look, like an old suitcase. Beautiful !
I photographed it in my hand to show just how small these mint tins were.
This is the base of her tin....
Here are the little tickets I found inside...
I've been looking at some wonderful art journaling pages and blogs for some time now and am really intching to have a go myself. So I'm on the lookout for a good blank book to get me started. I hope it won't be too long before you can see my frst attempts on here. Bye for now!


lainey said...

yours is just fabulous Netti!! love what you got back too lainey x

yasmindeboo said...

Gorgeous altered tins.