An toffee tin gets a makeover.
Hello there, my name is Diana Gonzalez, and I'm very excited (if not a bit nervous) to be presenting my first project to you!
I should note that for this project, I sacrificially ate an entire tin full of chocolate almond toffee. It was a tough job, but someone had to. And given the fact that my husband does NOT like toffee, and my eldest doesn't like nuts, it's ALL MINE.
Anyway, I was left with a tin, that I figured I will be using for my art supplies. I have so many lose things like wax crayons, watercolor crayons, glue sticks, and the like.
The first step is to gesso the tin. If you don't have gesso, you can just use white paint. Why? Well, by doing this, you are priming your "canvas". In the true old school art ways, you'd buy canvas, put it on your stretchers, prime it, etc. You'd always prime it using gesso. You can also use gesso to prime alternate materials that you wish to paint or alter.
Anyway, once it's all done and dry, you're going to get your ink out.
You're going to need:
ColorBox Pigment Ink (Lava Black)
ColorBox Pigment Ink (Antique Pewter)
Mix'd Media Inx (Schoolhouse)
Mix'd Media Inx (Wisteria)
Embossing Powders in:
And an embossing gun, but you've already got that, don't you? If not, go get one! Now!
Now, what you're going to want to do, is smudge the Mix'd Media Inx. First use the Wisteria shade, smudging it all around. Do this then wait for it to dry.
Then, go over it with the Schoolhouse shade. Let some of the previous color peak through, as you smudge color all over the tin.
Anyway, this next step is my ode to typewriter font. OH I love it. SO much. I really do.
So you're going to need a typewriter font background stamp. The one I used was made by Stampotique, and was designed by Amy Wilson.
Stamp the LID ONLY with the ColorBox pigment ink stamp in Antique Pewter. At this point, I'll be honest. My kid needed me to help her with something, then my infant needed to nurse...so I got distracted for a little while. Then, I went back to my project, and sprinkled Opalescent clear embossing powder all over the lid, and then heated it with my heat gun.
Then again with the distractions.
Then, when I got back to it, I decided I wanted some more color, so I got the same stamp out, with the Colorbox Pigment Ink, in Lava Blank, then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, and heated it with my heat gun.
And that's that, I think.
PS. I didn't do the sides because I've altered enough tins to know that if you do the sides, it just won't close. So I gave color to the sides, but no embossing powder or stamping.
You might notice that there are squiggles on the top. My daughter decided to take my Stabilo woody pencils and draw on the top. I think it looks kinda cool with the squiggles though.
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