Here is another way you can use the

‘grilled tins tutorial’

that I had mentioned in a post back in April.

Baking the paint off the tin gives a nice vintage look that doesn’t need much touch up.

I sometimes use gold gouache in a tube; applying it with my fingertip to add a bit of color/cover.

I layered papers and images, even a clay piece at the top using a gold Krylon pen for the edges.

There is a little strip of velvet near the bottom.

The inside has crushed velvet in it too; a soft place to hold my friend Carol’s dreams.

“Dreams are illustrations….from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~Marsha Norman (American Playwright and Dramatist)

and one more:

“Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.” ~Unknown 😉

7 responses to “Dream

  1. I just can’t get enough of these baked tins!! I only have two more months to wait for a barbecue at the cottage!! Hee, hee! I really love your use of gouache. That’s something that I’ve never tried! (there is so much I’ve never tried and I realize that each time I visit your blog). You truly inspire me, my friend!


  2. I love this one. It reminds me of something I did in Foundation Art a couple of years ago. We had a workshop from Ian Walton. His work is fascinating, I would definately reccomend you check him out if you have time. Russell Mills is equally talented and a friend of Walton’s. They both foucus on using found objects in their art. In the workshop I had with Walton, I used an old violin case which I found on the beach. The colours from rusting were amazing and I used purple velevet as well.
    The velvet looked lovely – I think it’s a brilliant way of giving more importance and emphasis to objects like these which are often overlooked.



  3. Wonderful piece! You have been very busy and your muse is oh so good to you. I love the velvet and the quote within…just right.


  4. This is so beautiful!!!


  5. Now I really do love that Dream tin as well as the great poem/quote on the inside amid the crushed velvet. How sweet is that!


  6. Love your “dream” as well and the dream quote. You use a lot of lovely texture in your work. Very nice.


  7. This is fabulous!


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