12 Mar 2013

Helen Chilten Altered Tin

Over on the Paper Artsy blog this week Helen Chilton is the guest designer. Day one this week Helen did an altered tin which looked like a lot of fun so I thought I would dig out a tin and have a go.
I found a small tin in my workshop, I have no idea where I got it. It is quite a bit smaller than the one Helen used but was all I could find

I sanded it lightly and painted a layer of snowflake. Next up I used a piece of plastic packaging to scrape some mermaid over the top. then a small amount of sky,guacamole, a splash of limelight some inky pool and a tiny spot of claret [drying each colour in between].

Using the lady from LPC003 [one of my most favorite Lynne Perrella stamps], I stamped on the side of the tin using snowflake and painted in with the white, I then stamped again using black archival. I used the text stamp from the same set, stamped it first in white, dried it and then stamped over it again in black ink. I like how it kind of makes a shadow to the text. I painted in and around the stamped image with a little bit of watered down limelight and some inky pool. . The colours are slightly brighter but couldn't get a good piccie.I really enjoyed this project, it was quick, fun and very messy.
My little tin is now home to my sponge tips for my pan pastels. Thanks for stopping by.......


  1. ooh, I missed this from you the other day! I love the colour (and the stamping) on your tin. I haven't found one, even in the pound shop, lol!!

  2. Your tin looks fantastic Lin! Wasn't this such a brilliant technique?!
    Alison xx

  3. Love your tin, it's great!

  4. Love the colours you used and the double stamping of lettering is a great idea, looks fabulous !

  5. Love your tin too, looks amazing !! Have a good end of week-end, Coco x


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