Over at Awfully Big Art Adventure we are altering tins this week. So many tins, so little time 🙂 I am a tin, of all kinds, collector. When I have time, I like heating them on a grill to blister off the paint and give instant patina to the metal. You can find out more about how I do that, here. I also like coating ungrilled tins with gesso and painting them.
Here is my recycled mint tin…..”dream”. After applying gouache, smoothing and then dabbing with my fingers for texture, I also used some Golden’s Quinacridone Gold paint to help give the rusted look. I then collaged the long haired lady under a two inch glass slide with a Forget Me Not blossom, a sprig of Artemesia (Sweet Annie), angelina fibers and netting; edging it with copper metal tape (no soldering). I attached that on top of netting and paper with double sided sticky tape.
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” ~Flavia