Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Recycling - tomato puree tube

Or is it upcycling now?

Still dabbling with metal after the tutes in the Time for Crafting on line magazine.

How can you get a good photo of shiny metal - I wish I knew.

You will have to trust me when I say that it really does look better in real life. The image I applied using dry decal paper from Crafty Computer Papers is so much clearer than it looks on here, and doesn't look as shiny, as I used a bit of black alcohol ink to make it look vintage!

I cut two pieces of metal - one for the front - and embossed one for the back, then glued them together. Added the image - which has a glue backing so makes it easy to do - crimped the edges with pliers and punched a hole, added the rivet - job done! Great fun


LazyKay said...

Beautiful - she looks quite soulful.


sam21ski said...

Tomato puree tubes are fab to play with aren't they

Know what you mean about photographing metal, acetate is the same!!!

Fab piece Lottie xxxx

Genie said...

Lovely work.

mommabear said...

Looks fab