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


LazyKay said...

Beautiful Lottie.


LazyKay said...

Beautiful Lottie.


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!

Anonymous said...

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