|My supplies as I work|
Some artists paint and then distress their tins , blowtorch off the paintwork or sandpaper it off. I wanted to keep it simple - so I simply added a layer of paper or card to cover the tin tops and bottom . I used a lovely trim that my friend Belinda from the US sent me. I have used old birthday cars and Christmas cards for some if the images. layering them to give a 3D effect. This was done with thick double sided tape. I also used little charms and stickers when necessary.
These are two of my first attempts...and one I am still working on...
|Revealing the inside of the tin...My favourite things...dolls and bears...included a tiny minature teddy beat|
|Old Christmas card I love , cut and layered with images from a old teddy bear calendar again in layers|
|Inside lid of tin with layer images from stickker with vintage doll, father from my chicken Ethel|
|Cover of the tin with a NZ artist work on a mini gift tag as the covere|
|Inside of my little Fairy tin|
|inside lid of tin with lace and layers images.|
|Added a little brass dragon fly charm|
|Another close up of tin with fairy and flowers..all taken from old greeting cards.|
|Work in progress - my little tin with vintage images.|
|Still working on the altered tin - two vintage pictures. The one on the left is an original picture.I tend to form stories in my head as I work on these.|
|Using an old 1949 newspaper to collect pictures and images to add to a mini album in the tin|