Saturday, 28 February 2015

Altered Tin for Altered Eclectics DT Project

My DT make for Altered Eclectics for March is a little hanging made from old packaging cardboard and the lid of a small tin. I then added a heart I'd made in my melt pot.

My first step was to cut several layers of cardboard using Tim Holtz's Cabinet Card die and also a couple of pieces using the Pediments die. Once cut I covered them all with white gesso. I purposely used an older stiff brush to create texture in the surface. I measured and cut out the centre to be able to fit the tin lid in (it had a really nice lip that could hold it just nicely in the hole. Apologies as I forgot to take a photo of just the gesso (!¿!).

The tin was lined with strips of aged book pages, which I buffed with some distress inks. Then the heart was glued in place.

The card layers were glued together and I fastened the Pediments at the base to elongate the look of the piece. I then painted the card with a copper paint, and once dry covered with a layer of crackle paste. Once this was also dry I aged it up with my distress inks, and put the tin in place.  

The next step was to add a Tim word band attached with twine and some pieces of filigree.  Another piece of twine was used to create the hanging loop.

This piece feels very personal to me, related to some of my health issues (physical and mental) and is now hanging where I can see it daily.

Please remember to visit Altered Eclectics and see what goodies my teammates have to share with you for March.

Thanks for reading :o)
Steffi xx

1 comment:

  1. So inventive and really gorgeous hun - love it xx