Thursday, 8 May 2014

Altered Tin



Over on the PA blog it's a new semester, which means a new set of designers and first up is Liesbeth Fidder who altered a tin which you can see here. First thing needed was a bonfire, so off Martin went and stoked up the chimnea.


He put the cigar tin the chimnea and the burning process began.


Charring nicely!!


These are the tins after they have cooled down.


For the inside pages I burnt them with lemon juice.


Then I decorated the tin, this is the front.


The inside using the burnt lemon juice pages, LP and PA stamped images and metal embellishments.


And I wanted to keep the back quite plain to expose most of the fab colouring on the tin.

19 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Sam, this looks terrific with Lynne Perrella stamps! I'd love to have a go at this technique, but I don't have a fire at home. Mmmn, maybe I should start one somewhere! Seriously, though, I think this calls for a bonfire when the rain stops! Julie Ann xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow that is fantastic, Sam! You are such a good sport and so is martin!

Lucy x

Deborah said...

Who knew burnt tin could look so good!

Helen said...

what great results.. the lace on the front is great, and I can see why you didn't want to completely cover the front. Now Lin's sent me one, I can play too... wonder where to start!

Lin said...

Sam this has come out beautifully!! Love your burnt paper..never heard of that technique!! the LP stamps are perfect with the tin and the back of it is gorgeous!xxx

Alison said...

It looks amazing! xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

Sarah B said...

wow Sam - don't think I would have been brave enough to try this even if I had a fire ! xx wonderful result xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh your tin looks really fab well done xxx

Sid said...

Fab techniques and decoration !!

chrissies said...

This is amazing Sam. Such a great finish on the tin and the papers. Very different

Love Chrissie x

massofhair said...

Well done Sam, great finish to your tin, looks great after it has been burnt. Sensing you are in your Lynn Perella phase, her stamps do seem to inspire you a lot :-) xxx

Darcy UK said...

Gorgeous, love the burnt tins, and the LP stamps are perfect as decoration.

craftimamma said...

I'd have loved to have a go at this but have nowhere to have the necessary fire so probably a good job no time for crafting this week. Love the burnt lemon juice effect. Not actually heard of that technique but it looks wonderful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the laced shirt on the front of your box, super idea!

butterfly said...

Fabulous take on Liesbeth's charred tin - looks like so much fun!
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, it looks wonderful Sam, I love the front of the lid.

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, your tin looks so wonderful Sam ! Love it !
Liesbeth X

hazel said...

An amazing tin, I love it lots.
xxx Hazel.

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