Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge - Favourite Recipes

I have some extremely exiting news to share with you today. Eileen Hull has a new release due out around December time this year and I had the privilege of working with a couple of the dies, one of which I am showcasing today.
The Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge for November is FAVOURITE RECIPES and so I thought today I would do an overview of one of my favourite recipes to use in my art and that is metal foil and paint. I also wanted to take this opportunity to go into more detail re how I created the Cannisters using the  CANISTER DIE which has many fabulous opportunities to use in different ways. I am already thinking about creating a bird house from this die and maybe a house design in some shape or form.
  1. Die cut the Cannister using the Cannister Die and a die cutting machine.
  2. Emboss metal foil tape with the Tim Holtz Riveted Metal Texture Fade. Cut the metal foil tape into random pieces and then adhere to the cannister, burnishing each piece to ensure the metal is secured in place.
  3. Colour the metal with Distress Paints Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn, allow to dry for a couple of minutes and then rub away any excess paint with a piece of kitchen towel.  The paint will remain in all the crevices and highlight all the wonderful detail and texture.
  4. Sand some areas of the metal with a piece of sandpaper to add to the industrial feel of the piece.
  5. Colour the labels with Distress Paint and add the lettering Coffee and Tea to each of the canisters, adding twine at the back of each label for added texture and interest.
  6. Colour wooden embellishments with Distress Paint and then add one to each of the cannisters for added interest.
  7. Colour a metal circular knob with Distress Paint and add one to the top of each cannister.
  8. Add a spoon to each of the cannisters.
These cannisters would also be perfect for a gift idea, adding chocolates, tea, coffee or even biscuits for a Christmas gift idea.
The new range is so versatile and has so many posibilites and these dies are Scoreboard dies and cut mountboard beautifully.
The picture above shows the very talented Eileen Hull showcasing her wonderful release. I cannot wait to get my hands on these fabulous versatile dies. My fellow team members will also be showcasing more of the range over the next few weeks and have created some fabulous designs to inspire you along the way.

Here is a link so that you can view the full range enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


massofhair said...

Wonderful use of Eileen's die. i liked this one when i first saw it and have it on my wishlist. Lovely colours and thank you for showing the size :-) x

Rita said...

What fabulous work Tracy. I do like the look of this die. Hugs Rita xxx

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Ohhhh those canisters are awesome. I love the embossed foil. I have 3 of her dies and I need more. Yep, need!!!!

Unknown said...

Tracy what an amazing project! So creative!!! ^.^

Claudine said...

How fun, I got to see these in person and they are so great! I just love your metal canisters, so awesome!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic projects Tracy! Love the faux metal and the pretty color palette!

Redanne said...

Tracy, you already know how much I love these new dies but I am quite excited about your new ideas for them - can't wait to see them now. Love what you did with these canisters too! Hugs, Anne xx

Anonymous said...

You certainly know how to make metal look so charming and pretty.
A fabulously creative idea.

Pamellia said...

Wow Tracy, these are fantastic! You have definitely sold me on this new die! What a brilliant idea and I love the metal pattern and look to them! Just fabulous! hugs :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE these! So practical and just so cool!

Jenny Marples said...

As you so rightly say these are absolutely perfect for using as gift containers as they would be displayed long after the festive season had finished. Jenny x

Meme said...

Tracy I was so lucky, I got to see these while Eileen was in Colorado! So cool! Great job! But you always do Great!