Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Altered Sardine Tin


I started with a plain old Sardine tin which had been thoroughly washed and dried.  The outside base and sides of the tin were given a good coat of Viva Precious Metal Colour paint in turquoise.  Once dry I applied TH tissue tape over the colour to cover portions of the outside of the tin.

I added a few fleur de lys rub-ons before giving the back of the tin a coat of acrylic gloss finish to seal on the tissue tape and protect the paint. Next the inside of the tin was given a coat of Viva precious metal color in gold.  I applied a number of gold metallic Candi circles with glossy accents to the inside top of the tin to reflect the light.

Two leaves stamped with a PaperArtsy Xmas pointsettia stamp and Versafine onyx black ink were then added.  They were first coloured with green Marvey le Plume II pen and sprayed with green mica spray before applying on foam pads to raise them.

Next a Tim Holtz ticket was applied on a piece of green card, trimmed and stamped with the words Curioser & Curioser from the IndigoBlu - Alice 1 plate in Archival black ink.  This was attached over some gold glass glitter.  A metal enamelled bird was attached over the base of this with silicone glue.

Alice herself (from the same IB plate) was stamped in Archival black ink onto white card and coloured with Marvey le Plume II pens before being trimmed out leaving a mounting lug at the base.  Some crystal Stickles glitter glue was added to the blue dress for sparkle.  Alice was then mounted forward in the can on layered foam pads and Glossy Accents.

Final finishing touch was to add pale blue dew drops attached with more Glossy Accents around the inner rim of the tin.

I decided not to add a hanging device because the can stands on its end quite comfortably for display purposes.

Sid xx

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  1. Very nice...but I'm not a fan of sardines. Maybe you have a cat or two that got some treats!

  2. This is wonderful, I love it!

    Lucy x

  3. Great Alter job Sid. Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  4. Ooooh fab tin Sid, love all the bling xx

    Sam xxx


  5. delightful Sid. Love how you turn that tin in a true piece of art.

  6. And Oh My Goshness! IRL it is just delicious! Really sparkly and lovely, thank you Sid

  7. wonderful - great bling !! TFS

  8. Fabulous Sid - I love it - never done one of these myself.

  9. wonderfully alterd tin

  10. This is fab - I love the blue colour :-)

  11. Sid this is fab! I love it and as you know I am so not an altered kind of person - more cutesy and pink but I still think it is lovely :)

  12. Beautifully done Sid. Just love the bling round the edge.


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