Friday, 16 January 2009

Alter a tin challenge

Over on Objet D'art the challenge was to alter a tin.

Having never tried this before it was quite a challenge.

I painted a little old cigar tin that someone gave me years ago - with white acrylic.
Once dried I painted over with 'Chill Blue' metallic paint quite thickly and heated it up until it bubbled.

Added a colour coordinating image, and painted over that with metallic chill to accentuate the face and distort the background. It then got a few coats of Shellac before adding the layers of different coloured fusible film and finally the sequins - which I must add are exactly the same colour of the blouse of the girl, and the copper centre one is another exact match of the copper fusible film in areas - but the flashlight had made them look bright. In fact it's made it all look brighter because of the shellac.

I also added the swirl embellishment which I painted antique gold - thank you to my friend Ginger for that.

Forgot to show you the back - so just taken another photo.


Ellen said...

wow what a lot of different mediums you have used to good effect. I like the added golden swirl it makes the image stand out. is the glossy stuff you used ( shellac?) something like Mod Podge to seal it.

sam21ski said...

WOW Lottie this is stunning, all that detail you have on the lid it's beautiful xxx

Shairon said...

This is just stunning, Lottie. Where do you get the ideas such as heating the paint to make it bubble? I love the buttons too.

Allotment Lady said...

Impatience - I use the heat gun a lot to dry things.

Thanks for commenting

LazyKay said...

Great texture and colours - the lady looks quite pensive.

Well done!

(Check out the T4C forum too - they're doing tins - you could kill 2 birds with one tin).


Anonymous said...

ooo what a stunning little tin....the texure and colours are spot on.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Gorgeous colours and textures

Moira said...

This tin is just gorgeous Lottie, love the way the swirl and film and sequins add highlights without being fussy.