Monday, May 20, 2013

Steampunk Tin




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I was down with my Mother for the weekend, she opened a large tin with a can opener that left no sharp edges, instead of tin going into the recycle bin I used these fabulous products from Helmar and VLVS images to create this Steampunk Tin. 
To remove some of the shiny finish from the tin it was painted with a solution of vinegar and salt, after four days to dulling the tin, it was rinsed in water and dried. Miracle Tape was used to apply a trimmed piece of white card stock to fit around tin covering the ridges. Antiquing solution was applied to distress the tin and card stock. A couple days of drying outside due to the odor from the antiquing, it was dry brushed with Golden Teal acrylic paint. 
When paint was dry, an un-mounted image; Nesting Gears was used with Archival black ink to stamp around the tin and set aside to dry.



Stamp Men in Balloon BasketFlying Bird and Flying Man with black archival ink on copy paper. Color with distress markers. Cut-out. 

Using direction on Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste container, apply a thin film of Decoupage Paste with craft brush where you want the trimmed images, add the images one at a time and then go over the top of image with thin film of Decoupage Paste again. Before the glue dries, remove the extra paste with white vinegar per instructions on container.
Note: glue dries fast, for best results do one image at a time. 
Set aside to dry.
Time Flies and Destination Unknown was added around tin using Archival black ink.
Inside and bottom of tin was painted with Golden Teal Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

Cover lid with a generous amount of Craft and Hobby PVA Glue, apply nylon three ply yarn in a spiral coil, leave a small hole in center, insert vintage wooden knob in glue, let dry. 

I'm very pleased with the results, the Decoupage and craft paste left a smooth finish across the surface. I've had a request to make one for my granddaughter, she wants to use it to hold matches on her mantle. 


Thanks for looking at this tutorial using the recycled tin. 

Have a nice day! 
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3 comments:

  1. WOW! You really made good directions in creating your altered tin! Great work, Judy!

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  2. How did you ever SEE your finished piece of art in the old can!!? You did a great job making the can look antique and your colors are pretty. Very creative.

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  3. Chris, years ago I refinished some furniture in our home with a color similar to this and remember how much I liked it.
    I knew what stamps I wanted to use and it all came about after I got the finish off the tin.
    If I had some butane with my grill, I would have put the tin in it to burn off the finish in minutes instead of days.

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