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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Halfway for Unstampabelles - a Gin Tin!

 Take one tin from a bottle of gin purchased by hubby for my use!
Too useful to throw out, I thought (the tin not the gin - never throw that out!)

 Select the papers (Prima Almanac Collection - Shaffer) 

Measure fold and cut - forget to paint the top of the tin at this stage.

 Paint the tin lid - organise the embellies (Kaiser eggs and nest; Prima card; Kaiser chipboard bird)
Painted bird and lid with TH Distress ink - crackle old linen, and add some TH Red Brick ink
Dry off using heat gun before adding ink!
Watch the paint flake from lid top - quite like the effect but realise should have primed it first!!

Tried out various ways to attach birds nest to lid - started to add things - feathers, tulle (from SU; small tulle roses (from SU)

Add lace to top and bottom of tin - realise you haven't painted tin and do it after adding lace - carefully! Also employed a Copic pen to assist covering up the blue - had learnt lesson re lid so sanded the blue first - but some is still able to be seen.  Over it now - so it's part of the finished piece!

 Folded tulle in half and stitched with a running stitch through fold, pulled tight and formed a flower for the nest to rest on; stitched nest to this; glued nest to this too. Stuck tulle to the lid. 

Added embellies to side of tin
Added charm to birdcage - interesting moment trying to stick birdcage to the tin with charm latch between but managed!
Added ribbon

Back of tin - you can still see the blue!!!

Not sure what I will do with it now! Or where I will put it. Perhaps I will give it away! Nah - too pretty. I'll find something for it to do!


Anonymous said...

You are so resourceful! What a great idea. Thanks.

Merry said...

Wow you definitely changed the tin. So many wonderful embellishments.

Mrs A. said...

Just popped over from the Dragonflies challenge blog. My hubby drinks whisky by the bucket load so there is alwyas a box or tin for me to reuse. Hugs Mrs A.