Many of us who subscribe to Craftstamper are familiar with her work and great admirers also.
She did not disappoint with her Altered Sewing Tin. We were treated to three nights instalments and I have been beavering away for three nights also .
I started by (after many hilarious exchanges with some of the Patwits) burning my tin on a cooker flame. We do have an open fire but, as many of you know, being so impatient, I couldn't wait for the fire to be lit so I tackled it with coal tongs over the gas flame. It started out as plain silver and I was thrilled with the beautiful coppers, bronzes and even bluish tones that emerged. so much so, that I decided not to cover all of the front.
I started by stamping a lacy panel in Archival coffee and scrunching wax paper, ageing lace with Vintage Photo Distress ink and punching holes through the tin and adding Brads.
I made some small tags using LP stamps, aged them and added some Distress stickles. I secured them with string and another LP stamp. I also stamped a coin, put it into a bottle top and covered with Glossy accents. To finally get the balance right I added the word "Art".
Next, I cut a piece of cotton fabric and stamped my large LP stamp in Black Archival. I frayed the edges, painted it with watery distress ink and highlighted some of the images with coloured pencil crayons.
Next I played with Red Geranium, Olive and Coffee Archival and Surgical Spirit. I rubbed my double piece of white card into it on both sides and let it dry. Well, I didn't let it dry cos I am in too much of a hurry, I dried it. Then I began to build up a grid of stamping, sometimes using the first print and sometimes printing off on spare paper first to get a mixture of depths. I got really excited doing this and went with the courage of experimentation. Like Liesbeth, I go with the flow and vary rarely have a plan.I inked around the edges and added some PA words on Gold paper which I scribbled round. I also added a bit of old jewellery.
These two pages fold in half and sit inside the tin.
Finally, for the base of the tin I made a wax envelope to fit , stamped the base with the large LP stamp and then sat a piece of fabric onto it which was also stained and frayed. I have used another PA stamp for inside. So, when you lift up the card there is an envelope which opens and a message inside!
I love my tin and have enjoyed the process hugely. Thankyou Liesbeth, you are a very talented lady and its brilliant to be able to share your ideas.
Oh, this is fabulous! It was such fun listening to all the tin burning updates on twitter! Still not thought about mine yet! Love the way you've filled your tin.ReplyDelete
Well you didn't habg about!!! Fab make it looks wonderful and the "burn" colours are amazing. Can't do a burnt tin myself, no naked flame, but will take a couple on holiday to chuck in the fire there ;) for future useReplyDelete
Hazel this gorgeous!! Well done you although I am not at all surprised that you have finished lol..I love the LP stamps you have used..I have a feeling there will be a few LP tins this week!! the whole thing from start to finish is lovely..so much attention to detail xxxReplyDelete
Wow. This looks fabulous Hazel. I loved it when the lace was stamped in archival on the burnt bits. But I love all your additions since then too!!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic Hazel love how you created this xxxReplyDelete
Tin looks fab, love the bluey colour you left naked, looks lovely. Great how you'e used the LP images, think mine will get blasted with them too - lol. Yeah we did have fun that day with all the different bonfires on twitter didn't we, even if you did still have your 'posh' frock on - hehehehehe!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, your tin is really amazing Hazel ! Looks wonderful ! And yes, we had lots of fun with the tin-burning-stories didn't we ! :-D I'm afraid I was causing lots of mess ! Thanks for joining !ReplyDelete
Well done you, you certainly enjoyed this oneReplyDelete
Stunning tin Hazel, you definitely are back to your effervescent self creating a mini masterpiece in such a short time.ReplyDelete
Good to see so many different substrates used too. You should be proud of this one:-) xxx
Wow! This looks amazing Hazel! xxxReplyDelete
What a fabulous take on Liesbeth's inspiration - your tiny tags are simply gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Hazel, that is so gorgeous, the tin looks amazing after its time in the flames.ReplyDelete
Well done hazel, I love your burnt tin and Lynne perrella images and it has all been such fun!ReplyDelete
wonderful result - afraid I might burn the house down if I tried this lol xxReplyDelete
So fabulous! loved seeing the progress shots on twitter, but your finished project is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Sorry I couldn't get here sooner. This is great and I always enjoy your stories. I'm going to have to go over this weeks stuff and see what I can come up with. If anything lol
This is - as usual - a really fascinating, lively and lovely post, Hazel! I love, love, love what you did with your tin! It looks kind of mysterious and even - dare I say - a bit ethereal - what are its secrets, I wonder!? Reading your blog is a real treat and so is looking at the gorgeous art you create. Julie Ann xxxReplyDelete
Gorgeous and Lovely tin box you have made.xxReplyDelete
Full marks for not waiting for a proper fire and using the cooker! The lengths crafters will go to... Fantastic project with lots of beautiful details. Love the burnt metal, material and that wax envelope, great ideas!ReplyDelete
Love this tin! Really stunning.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tin Hazel and lovely use of different images, the LP ones work brilliantly, loving the colours and the use of frayed fabric & thanks for the tip about using the hob!ReplyDelete
Terrific tin Hazel, love the materials you have usedReplyDelete
Wow wow wow truly gorgeous stunning tin, I really love the way you have decorated it especially with the added colour against the neutral background amazing :-) Kezzy xxxReplyDelete
Your tin is gorgeous Hazel. Beautiful colours and imagery.ReplyDelete