Funny how I often get onto a bit of a 'run' of scrap projects. At the moment it's tins & boxes - into OTP things.....mainly because I've discovered BOSTIK PVA GLUES - kids glues, but they're FABULOUS for creating a shiny, hard wearing coating that gesso & inks stick to as well. Can't beat that. Dunno why I've been bothering with stuff like Mod Podge etc!!!
Anyways, that's one of the benefits of getting to test out products for Bostik, I guess----just sharing my 'findings' with you guys *winks*.
Right. LET'S GET SHABBY....here's the challenge:
GET inspired by a FAVOURITE BOOK COVER......It could be from your childhood, from your children's childhood or perhaps it could be what you've read more recently...
I loved & adored these books - still do! I went with the brown natural wood-ish look....took the home crafted rug as inspiration, too.
I only 'bulk decorated' the front as this is a tin that must slot between others - I've been using it for a number of years....my aim is to 'fussy' all my tins up. One day:) This was the After Dinner Mint tin on the left, below:
And after - sitting in nicely......
A couple of pics of what I did:
I didn't have much white gesso....so I used black. Makes no difference - it's there so everything else 'sticks'!
Added a pile of ripped book pager...the glue got slapped on. Even so, it still dries beautifully:)
Over the book paper I added some white gesso, then some Distress ink, then I stamped on with StazOn ink, which stayed wet for a while, so I took that as a sign to add some gold embossing powder. Worked a treat...but it got HOT, cos it's TIN!!!!
Then I played around with some brass embellies I'd gotten from Natalie May a while back...some chippy that was in the cupboard....some plastic clear flowers....& some Liquid Pearls in pink, along side the gold glaze.....I thought the ric-rac & lace fitted the period of time from the book cover...gives it all a bit of a 'homespun' look...
Closie of the embossing.....& the pink on the inside of the tin? EMBOSSED!!!
This challenge really made me 'think' & is quite a fun, unique one to do....so if you feel like getting your 'shabby' on....head on over to LGS & join in!!!!!
GOODIES from & THANKS to:
Natalie May - brass flowers
Dusty Attic - chippy hinge
Bostik - fabbo glue!
Happy Scrapping, now ~ Lizzy ~ ♥♥♥