Saturday, January 23, 2010

Metal Tin

I've been collecting Ten Seconds Studio products since taking the class with Linda Cain last summer. I placed a large order with them when they had a big sale the day before Thanksgiving so my wonderful hubby could give it to me for Christmas... yes, he was all for the idea. Finally I've used some for the top of this tin. The metal is dark chocolate and I used 3 different molds for the impressions kind of collaging them together. The tin was colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks. All stamps are Studio 490 except the little flower around the edge of the tin, that a Stamps by Judith stick image. Stamping was done with Archival ink jet black. Flowers, leaves, and butterfly were stamped onto grungepaper, cut out, and sponged with distress ink. For the large flower I cut out an extra center to layer on top for added dimension and after sponging with scattered straw added scattered straw distress Stickles. Large flower colored with fired brick. Small flowers colored with worn lipstick and stamped with speckled background. Buttons threaded with red metallic floss, tied on the back and tails left long to stick out. Just a little bit of scattered straw stickles added on top. Leaves colored with peeled paint, flicked with water and blotted up water - this created a natural looking variation in the leaves. Butterfly is sponged with mustard seed and white dots added to body with Inkssential pen... antenna made with craft wire. Saying is stamped onto polished stone background (done remember exact color of alcohol inks but also used some pearl mixative), "stitching" added with ultra fine sharpie. The tin has a diameter of about 5 inches.




17 comments:

Hels said...

FAB tin...loving everything about it hun x

Elaine A said...

Hi Wanda -

What a glorious job you've done with this tin. It is outstanding, love it!

Elaine Allen

Kathy Eddy said...

This is simply stunning Wanda! Wonderful job on it. Does your hubby want to send me any Christmas metals next year? LOL

2amscrapper said...

This turned out great!

Helena said...

That is a darling tin!!!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is such a fantastic piece! I love the texture and deep rich colors! gorgeous art Wanda!

Gillian McMurray said...

A stunning tin. Love the metal background. That really knocked my socks off.

Jodi said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Wanda...! Love the collage you created with the elements and molds... love it!

Anonymous said...

like the tin. the colors are really great. i ordered some tenseconds tools and metal sheets but have yet to get anything going with it. this is great inspiration.
julie m

Princess of glitter said...

Lovin it! The metal looks awesome!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Just beautiful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous decorative tin, Wanda. Love the screen effect. Hope all is well with you. It has been quite a while since we have touched base. Hugs, Gayle.

Linda Cain said...

FABULOUS job!!!!!! I LOVe it!

dining room tables said...

You did a great job on the tin. I like it so much. I have some tins here that are now rusting. Nice idea. Thanks.

Cindy Cade said...

YUMMY! that says it all!

Linda Cain said...

WOW! THis is fabulous....I've been so bad about visiting others blogs that I missed this. LOVE it, girl!!!!!!!

Linda

Martha said...

I simply love this tin :))