Sunday, 16 September 2007

Watchmakers Tin - Altered Tin

Ginger on Zuzu's forum - kindly sent me a Watchmakers Tin to alter or decorate for a swap.

Here is my effort which has been sent to Seona



I was actually rather proud of it - my first ever attempt and it took me hours over a few days to do waiting for each layer to dry.

I used vintage watch parts which I bought off the internet and layered them in clear glues, glass paints and fine glitter - it looks lovely in the sunlight. It took me so many attempts to fit on the clock hands and get them to stay there - I almost gave up!



This is the reverse of the lid - which looks better in real life - and I have cleaned up the rim.


This is the inside bottom of the tin - with purple glass paints and fine glitters


Finished off with purple ribbon.

The tins were donated by Katy - for which we thank you.

You can buy 'naked' tins for Katy's Corner click here

7 comments:

LazyKay said...

Beautiful Lottie.

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LazyKay said...

Beautiful Lottie.

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RUTH said...

The colours are lovely and the watch parts look just right. :o)

Nes said...

thats so small but fabulous to look at

Ginger said...

Very Nice - I have been waiting to see what peolle do with theirs as I have done nothing to mine yet...You are an ispiration Lottie

Seona said...

Oh my goodness! - I can't wait - gonna be stalking the postie now! Lottie it's stunning!

Lana said...

Oooh - that's really nice - I'd love to see it in real life!