Friday, January 22, 2010

Blossom tins

I mentioned the new sets from Heartfelt Creations that coordinate with Nestabilities floral sets the other day - thought I'd share one of my projects today...these tins are about 5-3/4" tall, and they're baking powder tins - I've been saving them to alter, of course. :) They're simple to cover with decorative paper, with an additional bit of trim here and there. For the rose, I followed Tim Holtz's excellent 'grungepaper roses' tutorial - no need for me to reinvent the wheel! (oops, just got distracted looking through his blog at new products - embossing folders and dies, oooooooh my dear.) A few changes to his instructions for my roses: I used 4 roses instead of 3...I stamped them in waterbased dye ink on watercolor paper, and sprayed them with water so the ink would run (see below). The leaves are petals cut out from the same flower and turned around the other way. The 'dew drops' are small drops of 3D Crystal Lacquer, a great glue for this project. The rose and trim are hot-glued onto the tin.

Here's another tin I did with the same die, just cutting out the inner flower with scissors instead of using the Nesties. On these I colored the flowers with markers then brushed them all with Sunflower Shimmerz. The center is a coconut shell button with a couple layers of Crystal Lacquer. The two bottom flowers are just hand shaped, no cutting. On the top layer I cut in to the center and then glued two petals overlapping to give the flower a little more dimension. (That will make sense if you look at Tim's tutorial for the rose...)

There you go - what'cha think? Feel free to ask questions if you have them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Those are fabulous!! I love the new sets too!

  2. Very pretty! Baking powder tins, huh? That's a good idea:)