Sunday, 15 July 2012

Altered Mackerel Tin

I have been using the fabulous Vintaj Patina inks once again from The Stamp Attic, this time around on a metal mackerel tin that I found at the supermarket. I will definitely be doing more of these and the Patina inks work fabulously on the metal, such a good coverage.
I began colouring my tin with the Victorian Glade Patina inks, beginning with the amethyst first then applying marine and a little quartz. Although the tin is relatively small I did want to create lots of layers of interest.
My next step was to colour a piece of large card stock with dusty concord, shaded lilac and broken china Distress Inks, applying each colour to my non stick craft sheet and spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card. From my coloured card I cut two hearts, crowns and a set of wings using the Heart Wings die. I added one of my hearts to the bottom of the tin adding dream and embrace from the Chitchat stickers. I added a piece of wire to the inside of my tin, securing through two holes I punched in the top and bottom of my tin. This gave me the ability to attach coiled wire to the inside of my tin.  I only added the wire loosely to the inside so that I can move each coil to any position. For added interest I also added a Curio Knob to the top.
My next heart cut from card was then layered onto the edge of my tin along with a crown, to give layers of interest.  My next step was to cut a further heart but this time from Metal Foil Tape which I embossed with the Postale Texture Fade. I added the heart to card stock for extra stability and then adhered to the tin, giving me a third layer of interest.
I added a floral for further dimension cut using the Tattered Pinecone die. A little more dimension was also created adding the wings from the Adornments Charms. Again further Chitchat stickers were added to my hearts.
I love how the Distress Inks match the Vintaj Patina inks perfectly adding colour interest using different techniques.
I also added some coils of wire to the top of my tin.
Here you can see the dimension I have achieved, All my metal has been sanded using the Precision Sanding Block to reveal more of the metal.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

13 comments:

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!
A dream in purple.
Woooooooow Tracy, I love all the details. Perfect. xoxo

butterfly said...

Stunning! The layers of colour and creativity are incredibly special.
Alison x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooow, stunning project Tracy! I love the delicious inkiness and lovely layers - yum! Have a lovely Sunday! xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh my! Tracy this is just so gorgeous, it's quite amazing how much you can alter these little tins, your colour choice is so pretty, loVe the hearts & wings & adore the addition of the wire...a delightful make Tracy a real attention grabber...Mel :)

Annie said...

This is a fabulous creative piece and I just love the colours x TFS

Sandi said...

oh that color is just heavenly, love it, great project, hugs

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love those inks, they are fabulous to work with and your tin is wonderful, love the colour you've chosen xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Really beautiful,lve all the layers, so much fantastic detail ! Trace x

Emma said...

This is stunning and I definitely NEED some of those Vintaj inks...another wonderful project and I love it!!
Love Emma xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful way to alter the tin - thanks for the inspiration!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous tin! Love the coils and the way the DI goes so well with the Vintaj inks... have just ordered some and will think of this when I give them a try.

Suzanne C said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you can look at different angles and see different things. The colors are gorgeous!

hazel said...

Amazing altered tin Tracy, I love all the layers and your lovely choice of colour.
xxx Hazel.