Hi everyone, Nikki here from Addicted to Art. Those that know me will know I am a bit of a coffee addict and my favourite coffee comes in tins which are great to alter – so I thought I would share one with you today.
For these tins I started by taking some matt medium (or glue and seal or mod podge) and carefully adding a sheet of kitchen roll around my can. I like that this instantly creates a textured surface. Once dry I added a coat of gesso. Again when dry I took some texture paste and Tim Holtz’s schoolhouse stencil and added randomly around my tin. Applying on a curved surface is a little difficult but ok if done in small sections.
Once dry I added various blues and green paints – from the Paper Artsy and Tim Holtz range – until I was happy with my colours.
At this stage I gave the tin a coat of matt medium to seal my work to date.
I decided to add some butterflies so quickly applied some paint to white card. Once dry I cut and embossed with Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo Bigz die and embossing folder. I dry brushed blue paint across the surface to highlight the texture and then sealed my butterflies with matt medium. This also made them a little stronger for placing on my tin. Some pearls and big chat stickers were also prepared using the same colour paint.
I then assembled everything onto my tin and added some remnant rubs and the big chat stickers before a final layer of matt medium to seal.
I made another one while I was at it – slightly different techniques – more texture and stamping on tissue paper..
Thanks for visiting us today – I am off for a coffee.