Monday, 25 April 2011
At the beginning of every month, over at Try It On Tuesdays, we announce the challenge theme of the Altered Art piece for the 4th Tuesday in the month. This month it is Pat's suggestion to Alter a tin. Do pop over to check out everyone's tins, as usual the team have some wonderful samples. Being honest this is not a fresh idea of mine, but my tins were in need of being re-juvernated so two of them have been re-freshed. My grandchildren love having baked beans, so I always have enough supply of tins. Firstly, with my spotless clean tin, I cut a piece of cloth, any spare old cotton, e.g. a torn pillowcase is ideal, cut a piece to go around the tin, and about 1.5" wide, with PVA glue adhere this around the top of the tin, this provides a protective soft edge to the top of the tin. I then measured and cut a piece of masterboard card from my stocks to wrap around the tin, gluing it securely all the way around the tin. (If you want to know more about the masterboard card go to my tutorial blog - here ). I then wrapped some mataching ribbon around the top of the tin, madea bow and secured to the tin. Once again I have nice clean and fresh tins to hold my watercolour pencils and brushes. P.S. If your wondering what the mass of blue hairs are at the back of the yellow tin, it is my computer and keyboard brush which makes the greatest brush to get rid of glitter and EP which seems to get everywhere. I got it at Poundland. I look forward to seeing your altered tins, most of all have fun. Don't forget The Craft Barn sponsor our altered art week so there is a good prize available, but you do need to give them a mention.