Monday, 6 February 2012

A Delicious Recipe........

............of Torn Edges, Distress Inks, Button and Wings for Simon Says Stamp and Show.

I decided on decorating an old vintage tin for this weeks piece. Torn Edges check, in the form of torn vintage papers from on old book. Distress Inks check, in the form of brushed corduroy and vintage photo. Button check, from Tim's Accoutrements Buttons. Wings check, using the Heart Wings die. With a little help from Wendy Vecchi from A Form Of Art and It's Face Art, along with the Sewing Room die and Gadget Gears die.
I cut the dress form from grey board along with the gadget gears, mini gears and wings covered with kitchen towel, adhering with PVA glue an idea inspired from HERE. Once the kitchen towel was dry I applied a couple of coats of Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan paint and allowed to dry.  Once dry I applied Distress Ink brushed corduroy, vintage photo and highlights of black soot to the raised areas. The kitchen towel adds great texture to the tin and really adds to that aged feel. I added some Idea-ology sprocket gears for added dimension along with an Accoutremens Button. The sentiment seemed the perfect finishing touch for the front of my tin.
From this angle you can really see the texture the kitchen towel gives and the dimension from the die cuts.
The inside of the tin has grey board covered with torn pieces from a vintage book which I have adhered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matt, painting some of the medium to the top of the torn pieces. I then applied brushed corduroy ink to the torn paper and the white areas are where the glue resists the ink and gives a great background. Random stitching has been added to the outside edges. I then cut a crown from paper using the Mini Crown and Fleur Set Alterations die and used as a stencil, applying vintage photo ink through the stencil onto the torn paper. I stamped the bodice from the A Form Of Art set of stamps with coffee Archival Ink onto white card and sponged with a little brushed corduroy ink and added to the torn paper. I added the head from It's Face Art, again stamped with coffee Archival Ink onto white card and coloured with brushed corduroy ink and added to the top of my bodice.  A small crown adds that finishing touch along with a button to the centre of the bodice with added Bakers Twine. The opposite side has been decorated in the same way but this time has the Queen from It's Face Art added along with her eye added to three bottle caps to give more dimension. I have dangled three Philosophy Tags from the top of my tin for added interest secured with Hitch Fasteners.
The back of my tin has had the same treatment as the front adding gadget gears and mini gears to complement the front.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  
 



18 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Tracy this rock.
An extraordinary receipt. Brilliant design. Love all the details. xoxo

Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, I am in absolute awe! Bravo!

Helen said...

The details are amazing! What a fab interpretation of the recipe.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This appeals to me for so many different reasons.
Such incredible detail.
Wishes
Lynne

Candy C said...

Tracy, your altered tin is so cool. I love the background you added and then all of the little embellishments. Neat. I really want to do one of those altered tins. Just need to rust one out. haha You always have such wonderful attention to detail and great design instincts! <3 Candy

Lori said...

What great texture from the paper towel! This is an excellent piece, Tracy!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Tracy, your thought processes are on a completely different level to most of us. A fab piece. I just love all the textures you have achieved.
Siobhan x

Emma said...

Another FAB~U~LOUS make, Tracy. Sorry I haven't been around to comment on all your other posts...wow, you've been busy but I love the previous two pieces of artwork and your Alice piece is particularly stunning. Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge and good luck.
Love Emma xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, wonderful, love all the textures xx

Leintje* said...

What a beauty!! This tin is so wonderful!!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous textures and colours. I have a kitchen roll right next to me, I will have to have a try with it.
Love the tin on both the inside and the outside.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

This is wonderful Tracy, I love the texture the kitchen roll gives x

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunninng creation with all thiose beautiful layers! take care, gerri

Suzanne C said...

Love the effect! Fantastic project!

Nigel said...

Superb!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Super cool project, Tracy! I'm loving the bottle caps and sprockets!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Gillian .... said...

Great project Tracy, loving the texture from the paper towel. x

Sarah said...

I love old tins 24/7 and this one is an absolute beauty! I just adore the colours, wrinkles and stitching with those painty layers...and the front is perfect - totally. Now I need to get my skates on and look at more of your lovely makes from this week...where are you stashing all these children????