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´!
Sanna

Supplies:


Fill the Cup Mixed Media Gift Box – Canvas Corp Brands

Do you have an old cigar box, gift box or wooden box at home that is ready to be altered? I used Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint on my box and it is the prefect paint for the job when you need to a finish surfaces, slick surface, plastic or even glass.  This paint is similar to the Milk and Chalk Furniture paints on the market, but it levels to a really smooth finish. It is a fab product to work with and it does not require any sanding, priming or a top coat.  Just clean and dry the surface and apply one to two coats and the box is transformed.
There are 28 colors to choose from and you can mix and match them to make your own colors.  The paint is also water-soluble and odor free. Here is the finished altered box and in the following you will find the photo step-by-step to it. Hope you like it!
SONY DSCI made this box to go as an addition to a present for a coffee lover.  So in a way it´s part of the present. I altered an old wooden box to match the present theme and then filled it with coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It can later be used to hold a selection of teas, coffee or hot chocolate in a kitchen or coffee bar. This project is very easy to create with the Tattered Angels paints and the Canvas Corp Beans and Bags Collection.
Materials Used:
Tools Used: Paint brush, Craft sheet, Varnish and glue matt (or Matte Medium), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Scissors, 3D foam, Box for misting.
Step 1:  First take a 12×12 inch ivory cardstock paper, cut it in 6×6 inch strips and run thru a die cutting machine using various sized square die cut forms to cut 5 pieces. The largest piece measures 5×5 inch (the dies are by Elizabeth Craft Designs).
SONY DSCStep 2:  Next choose suitable spray ink tones to color the ivory paper pieces. I used Tattered Angels Boardwalk, Stone and Cardboard. Alternate the sizes with brown and grey neutral tones, so you can layer them onto the box.  Let dry.  The top piece is cut from the Beans & Bags patterned paper piece.
SONY DSC The Cardstock paper will pick up the beautiful tones of the mist paint and no two are alike.SONY DSCStep 3:  Next take the wooden box and paint it with a layer of Décor & DIY paint. I used the Sable. This is a fabulous paint, as it does not require any sanding on the base coat  before painting. And it has gorgeous coverage!
SONY DSCIt covers the bold orange original tone after only one layer!
SONY DSCStep 4:  Tattered Angels mists are great for tinting fabric, ribbon and lace.  They are not washable, but they are perfect for mixed media and altered art project where you do not plan to wash them.  With the same spray ink tones mist the lace next. I misted in all three tones to get a more interesting end result.  You can also use ribbon during this step.
SONY DSCStep 5:  Layer your papers, burlap and lace one at a time turing them to show off the different neural colors and textures.   I used some brown burlap and the next sized misted piece of paper. I went on layering misted paper pieces and ribbon/lace over each other until I was left with the smallest piece of patterned paper. I adhered it on top.  Using a fabric or mixed media glue will work best when adhering to multiple surfaces.
SONY DSCLayer the grays over the browns to give a nice contrast.
SONY DSCStep 6:  Finally, add a relatively thick layer of varnish or decoupage medium on top it all and let air dry overnight. Before leaving it to dry, apply some Distress Glitter onto the wet surface and add some copper toned micro-beads onto the coffee beans and to the cup to simulate steam. Let dry. I added the varnish to make the paper and ribbon surface more robust. This way it will not get damaged so easily. I hope you have enjoyed this little present packaging idea.
SONY DSCWhen making a creative home decor craft piece that you plan to use everyday or give as a gift to be used on daily basis, it is always a good idea to use supplies that will withstand the wear and tear.  Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint is durable and can even be used for outdoor projects.  Applying a top coat, varnish, decoupage or even enamel to the completed box top is another way to ensure that the beauty of the project will withstand everyday life.
Sanna LippertSo next time you are garage sale shopping, cleaning out the basement or find unique boxes at an antique shop grab a few and repurpose them into gift boxes.  Keep in mind you can leave some of the outside expensed if the labels or color are intriguing to you.

Now you have a great idea for that coffee, tea or hot chocolate lover in your life – so whip up a birthday, get well or just say hi gift and fill it with your favorite goodies.

Happy creating!!!
xxx, Sanna
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