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Altered tin (inside) by LOUISE CROSBIE

Altered tin (inside) by LOUISE CROSBIE

I previously shared an altered tin project with you. I had imagined putting something inside as a gift like a silk scarf or gloves.
But I liked the tin so much I knew I’d never end up giving it away. 
So as I was obviously keeping it, and knew I wouldn’t use it to store anything, I decided I may as well decorate the inside of the tin too… 
So here it is. 
I put some old sheet music inside the lid with white gesso over the top to soften the look. Then some rust on the edges so it tied in with the main part. 
Inside the main part of the tin I’ve added texture with a stencil and some die cut snowflakes and trees. I covered it over with white gesso ready for touches of the same paints I used on the front of the lid. 
I’ve also added an image from my personal collection and used 49 and market flowers and Finnabair metal leaves to make foliage around the lady. 
I touched the edges of the leaves with Finnabair’s matte wax blue patina so they tied in with the colour scheme. 
I put snowtex and glamour dust along the bottom to mimic frosty twinkly snow. 
I didn’t have any appropriate chipboard words (because I hadn’t planned on making this lol). I’d have preferred to use chipboard. But I did have the silver coloured metal “Believe” that I got from a friend a few years ago. I sanded it, coated it in gesso then used rust pastes to try and make it match my little Finnabair leaves. Finishing touch of some snow on top of the “Believe” and it was done… well, obviously I had to sprinkle more glitter around just to make it magical, but then it was done … probably! Maybe! I have a habit of returning to projects and fiddling with them. I’m thinking a few touches of white on the blue flowers might be needed. We shall see!
upply list.
49 and Market flowers: Royal Spray - Ocean Jade, Maura's VInyard- Ocean jade (sold out)
Finnabair Mechanicals: woodland leaves
Finnabair Matte wax: Blue patina
Finnabair Liquid Acrylic: Umber
FInnabair: Modeling paste
Finnabair Sparks Paint: Magical Pond, Unicorn Hair
Glamour dust glitter
Snowtex: Large or small.
Tim Holts Stencil: Festive layering
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