Waste no time altered cigar tin

Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share a project I created a while ago, while still on the Nifty Pixel Design Team. I used the Adrift digi collection papers on this altered piece. The inspirational words are from the Fresh Start digi collection.

Here is what I did:

I started by applying a layer of white primer onto the metal tin and let that layer dry properly.

Next I painted the tin with layer of Tattered Angels Azure toned Decor&DIY paint and after that I applied thin layer of Viva Decor Crackle Medium on top at let the layers dry over night.

After that I printed some digi sentiments from the Fresh Start collection onto thick white paper and also printed the Adift papers with my A3 color printer. Then I just fussy cut the sentiments and the papers into right size and adhered them with a strong paper glue onto the tin.
I had a relatively thick cord in my stash that perfectly matched the paper style so I adhered that around the edges inside the tin, again using a strong paper glue.
Next I folded and adhered a piece of golden ribbon on top of the paper and assemblied the sentiments on top of the ribbon piece. Finally I decorated this side of the tin with a small button and some metal pieces. I wiped some Azure paint on top of the metal piece to give it a more worn look.

The other side of the tin got decorated with the same thick cord along the edges, a piece of lace (under the key), a red button and a rusty key. Finally, I just adhered an inspirational sentiment on top of the key. Since I really like to add some paint splatters onto my art pieces, I could not leave the background as it was, but had to add some white and black paint splatters here and there on both sides.

This is what my finished, altered, hybrid, cigar tin looks like. It now decorates our home. I really enjoy the fact that I can make my own home deco objects and add little DIY art pieces across our house for everyone to see. And digi/hybrid designs work on altered objects as well as traditional elements do.

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Azure Decor & DIY paint
Viva Decor – Crackle Medium
The Nifty Pixel – Adrift Digi Collection, Fresh Start collection
White and black acrylic paint
Paper glue
Cord, ribbon, button, metal embellishments

All rolled into one – The Nifty Pixel

Have you already tried a mixed media styled hybrid layout? There is a fabulous mixed media digi kit available at the Digichick store, designed by The Nifty Pixel. Check out the “In Silhouette Vol. I Kit here. This might just be my all time favorite kit EVER! It is so very versatile. You can use the designs for so many kinds of artworks: ATC´s, art journal pages, layouts, pocket pages, cards and so many more.

For additional details and some of my thoughts on creating this page – pls. also see this post at the Nifty Pixel website!! 🙂

This is how I created my layout:

I first assebmlied the Silhouette images onto the background and then added a layer of details/elements from the “Making Marks V.2 Brush Set” over them. After that I printed the paper and cut it into a right size and matted it onto a piece of deep red cardstock. Approximately the same color as the red Silhouettes.

Next I added some metallic texture paste onto the background thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and let it air dry. When that layer was dry, I applied some black Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there and let those dry properly. After that I added some outlining/doodling around the edges by using a black pen.

When I started creating this page, I knew I wanted to create a page for my “me book”. I also wanted it to be “different”. While creating, the lyrics of Alanis Morrisette´s song “I´m a bitch” came to my mind and I knew I wanted to use parts of the lyrics as my journaling. So I printed the lyrics with my black and white printer, fussy cut them and glued them on their places.

I have kept to only a few colors on this layout, so I also wanted to use alphas in similar color. However I had ran out of “l´s” already, so I had to improvise. Number 7 turned upside down gives a great “l”, don´t you think? And creating an “e” out of an “F” and a “dot/square” is also a way to work your way around missing alpha pieces :-). Finally I just outlined the journaling pieces with a black pen to make them stand out from the bold background better and added a few yellow resin embellishments as additional detail here and there.

So all in all this layout is a really easy one to do, yet it is very bold and I love the effect the repeated black and white photos create. I had a blast creating this layout and I really am in love with this kit. If you have been thinking of giving hybrid/digi a try, why not start with this kit. It sure is very versatile and gives you lot´s of creative freedom, whatever you choose to create!

Hope you have enjoyed this little insight.
Happy hybrid times,
xxx, Sanna

Digital credits:
In Silhouette Vol.1′Makin’ Marks V.2 Brush Set’
Other credits:
The Crafter´s WorkshopMini Grow Page & Imagine Crafts Creative Medium, metallic & Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels