Alter a Tin: Dream

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.

tindreamtop tinsideviewThese are something I would like to make lots more of.

“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

9 responses to “Alter a Tin: Dream

  1. Really…you cook it on the grill!! lol…What will my hubbie say when he picks up the lid and its not dinner.LOL…I’ve got to go check this out!Laurie

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  2. Hi Patty, you didn’t get my mail I think! I want to ask you if we may put a link to your blog, to the tutorial about inchie ornament? In Holland we’ve got a blog:www.creatiefblogvandeweek.blogspot.com/ were we show the Dutch bloggers tutorials from other artists we’ve found.

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  3. Oh wow wow wow wow this is truly amazing.
    So wonderful Tin. Love them.

    Have a great weekend my friend.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful work – I love that image and the netting. Thank you for sharing the tutorial on grilling tins … and for joining in our challenge.
    Love
    Rosie ABAA

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  5. This is just fascinating. Thank you for sharing your process. I also enjoyed reading about how you grill the tins. I will have to try that if my husband will let me do something so noxious…it is HIS grill. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. I really like that rusty effect you have created Patty. Your tin is a work of art! Thank you again for inspiring us all…
    Love
    Linda x

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  7. Lovely tin, I like the netting and the word “dream” just finishes it off nicely. Jaqi

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  8. Your tin is so lovely! I remember your fabulous tutorial for aging the tins in a BBQ …. I will try that when summer returns to us!

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  9. your tin is wonderful. Love the netting and the fibers…great touch. And the image is fabulous.

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