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