Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Surreality !

This altered collaged hanger is made from a tuna tin (duly cleaned and washed of course).  It was made as  part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum. I called it 'Surreality' because once I had assembled it it seemed to say just that to me.

I have lined the base, insides and outside of the tin with paper from My Minds Eye (Mabel) in contrasting green and rose red.  The papers were stuck in place with Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium (Ranger).  The base paper was stamped with a couple of flourishes in green Versamagic chalk ink before sticking in place.

Once done the inside base was decorated with some paper leaves cut from a paper stack, mounted on foam squares.  The cream paper flowers were coloured with fired brick Distress Ink, stuck in place on foam squares and centred with Adirondack dimensional pearls in bottle green.  A bee (7 gypsies conservatory) was stamped in Archival Black ink and the inside edge where the papers join decorated with Cherry Ice Stickles.

The outside of the tin was then stamped with a polymer flower stamp and more of the Versamagic red chalk ink.  Two holes were punched with the Crop-a-Dile at the top of the tin and two Tim Holts screw fasteners added through the holes.

I next added the printed image of the boy with the flying fish on layered foam squares and also added a bit of fringed paper coloured with forest green Distress Ink in front with Glossy Accents to add further dimension.

Finishing touches were to add black Enamel Accents around the inside rim and a piece of metallic gold twine tied round the knobs to hang.

Sid xx

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  1. What a very clever & beautiful way to recycle :)

  2. nice one Sid. love the quirkiness of it.

  3. Great tin Sid, love the hitch fasteners for the hanging loop!

  4. hi, hope u don't mind I become your follower. I love to craft but no idea what to craft about:)...

  5. And now it's mine! Yay, I'm so very lucky :o) :o) :o) Thank you Sid, Surreality is definitely the right name. Sam x

  6. OMG, I need to eat more tuna! This is wonderful and what great recycling :-)

  7. What a novel idea. I must try recycling tins a bit ore if this is what can be achieved.

  8. this is absolutely fantastic Sid excellent creation


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