Spring Fling 12 Days of Giveaways STAMPlorations Event

Hello lovelies and welcome to the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Event!!! This event started on the 1st of April and will continue until the 12th! The STAMPlorations team girls will be sharing spring themed project throughout this time period and today is my turn to share my first project.

For today´s post I´ve created a mixed media altered decor piece out of a tin can. Here is what I made:  

I used a tuna paste tin as my base and a piece of concrete builds the base the tin stands on. That concrete piece is misted with Glimmer Mists and I used the Tonic Studios Craft Glue to adhere the two pieces together. I am really pleased with the good quality of the glue, it holds metal and concrete on place really well! 

I started this project by painting the tin with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint which hold onto metal, wood and many other materials without any primer or sanding! And the great thing is that when it dries it creates a chalky kind of finish which look good on various surfaces.

For the background I started by digging my Gelli Arts Mini Printing Plates out and used a piece of packaging tissue paper (came with a pair of shoes I recently bought). I always save this type of papers for crafting projects :). I then took out some acrylic paints and the Whales Tale stencil and started creating patterns with the Gelli Plate and the stencil onto the tissue paper. You cannot see it really well, but there is a turquoise whales tale pattern going on on the bottom of the tin. I adhered it onto place with decoupage adhesive.

Next I used the Buttercups & Butterflies stamp set with black embossing powder to create the embossed flower images onto white cardstock. I used a fairly thick cardstock to make the flowers sturdy. Then I fussy cut them (there is also a matching die set available at the STAMPlorations store, if you not into fussy cutting ;-)..). After that I used Distress Inks to color  the flowers in two pink tones.

I sprayed some Red Tipped Roses Glimmer Mist on top of the tissue paper to create even more interest into the background. Next I adhered the flowers in place.

I then decorated the piece with thick hemp garn and little birdies. For interest I also added some Nuvo Confetti stars and sequins here and there. There is also two types of ribbon going around the tin on the outside. Also adhered on place with the Tonic Craft Glue. It holds everything on place like a dream!

Here on the tilted piece you can see the Whales Tale pattern on the bottom a little bit better. Finally I also added a small rub-on word on the very top on a piece of cord. This is my first Spring Fling project. I hope you have enjoyed reading thru the steps. Be sure to come back again on the 9th to see my second project. Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog for even more fun spring themed projects!!!

Happy hoppin´!


26 Gedanken zu “Spring Fling 12 Days of Giveaways STAMPlorations Event

  1. What a beautiful project! I love the background and amazing collection of elments.

  2. In love with the idea of using stamped images on something other than card .Thanks for the great inspiration.

  3. What a beautiful decor piece! Love those beautiful birds!

  4. stunning piece of art work – thanks for sharing:)

  5. How darling this
    creation is! Looks
    very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  6. What a wonderful mixed media piece, and lovely symbols of spring time!

  7. What an adorable little diorama. I LOVE the bird and flowers

  8. So cute for Spring with the birds and flowers. I can’t believe this was a can.

  9. Your altered tin is marvelous! I love the art of recycling to recreate! You did a splendid job- it is gorgeous!

  10. WOW… WOW.. WOW… Sanna, that is a jaw-dropping Spring mixed media project.
    I love how you put all together into a beautiful piece. You are an inspiration!!!

  11. How very pretty! I am a birdie lover, so I’m a bit smitten with this piece.

  12. Love the re-purposing of the tuna can.
    Has the shape of an egg so it fits right
    into the spring design. Fantastic
    project. thanks for sharing