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Altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE

Altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE

Hi there. 
I’ve altered this little tin as my first project for July.  It’s about 5 inches tall and it was originally a 1940s (?) cigarette tin I picked up at a bric-à-brac stall for £4. 
It had a nice bit of advertising on the lid but it featured a butler holding a tray full of cigarettes. 
The colour was nice though so I used clear gesso to let it show. I covered most of the ‘cigarette wielding’ butler with resin elements but you can still see his black jacket showing below the bird. 
I used its original faded yellow as my starting point for colour and just added to it using yellows and rusty tones. And I used rust paste to make it look nice and old.
Some metallique wax helped add a little touch of contrasting colours to the bottles and the bird. 
Now I’m going to have to work out what I want to do to the inside. 
Supply list
Finnabair products
Stencil: Manuscript
3D gel (Larger size available)
Sparks: ginger magic.
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sue - July 19, 2023

Just wonderful. X

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