Well yesterday i had promised myself to start tidying up my stash room. However I received the ebosser and the Clearly for art film and got waylayed. We had finished this tin of coffee - and it was such nice coffee too- and I couldn't get myself to put it in recycling bin as I liked the shape and size of it.
So finally i thought I'd try to paint it and alter it and turn it into something useful.
So I started by painting on 2 coats of gesso. When it was dry I started to applying distress inks with cut and dry foam. I used mainly neutral and brown colours. i used antique linen, scattered straw, tea dye, rusty hinge.
Next I got out the journaling set from Clarity stamp and started stamping randomly with distress inks. I used rusty hinge, frayed burlap, pumice stone and walnut stain. Some of the images i smudged to give it a more distressed look.
Then I over stamped with archival inks using sepia, coffee, potting soil and watering can.
Then I used a couple of words from the new wordchains by Clarity stamp and stamped art and createrandomly in black archival ink. Finally i stamped dream from birdcage set that was one of the lesson sets from clarity stamp.
I had some leftover music from another project and stuck both pieces down as the colours matched.
Finally it was time for the flower. I so wanted to play with the Clearly for art film that i used Sue Wilson's dies and cut out 3 different sizes of the flower. I heated it and shaped it after i had snipped in the petals almost to centre to allow movement for molding. I also cut out some leaves from same film.
I then cut a base for flower from g45 paper, and yes i have cut into another sheet; whatever next! I attached all the flower dies with a brad and stuck it down on tin. I tucked leaves underneath.
And now my brushes have a proper home instead of lying in a box!
I hope you like what i have recycled or upcycled. I really enjoyed making it. It would be nice if you left me a comment so I know you have visited, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this make in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - transparent
Sunday stamper - Dream