Thursday, 26 February 2009

Altered Tin- Inspired by Van Gogh



This tin was for a swap on Zuzu's forum, and I was over a week late sending it because I had one of those last-minute ideas that complicated the project but I had to do it! Typical me! Originally, I was just going to decorate the outside of the tin and prettify the inside, but then I realised that the tin was the perfect size to fit slide-mounts (I have rather a lot of these, bought years ago and never used!). So I decorated the slide-mounts and joined them together to make a wallhanging.

Colour: Versamagic, Sharpies, watercolour crayons, Brilliance, Aurora ep, gilt wax, Distress Inks, Vivid Inks, Cosmic Shimmer powders, Barry M eyeshadow powders
Stamps: Paperartsy, Studio g alphabet, ISC butterfly
Other: Crackle Accents, Gesso, Galleria moulding paste, heavy florist's wire, bead, twig, metal from coke can, plastic slide mounts

The tin originally contained saffron, and had the pink flowers as part of the original decoration. I was inspired by a Van Gogh painting and was trying to capture the swirly effect of the background. The three slide-mounts all have Van Gogh paintings in. To capture the vibrancy of the originals I printed each painting on paper and on transparency- when you lay the transparency over the paper print, suddenly the image comes alive.
PS Plastic slide mounts do not like being heated with a heat gun....!
PPS I realise that many of the mediums I used are not supposed to be used on metal, but it's amazing what a few light coats of spray varnish enable you to do!

23 comments:

Lottie said...

Oh Hazel - this is just superb, fantastic, awesome, arty - wish it was me receiving it.

I love it to bits - totally, utterly, stunning.

Morti said...

Wonderous work as always......



I'm in love with your mojo...!!! LOL

Sarah said...

gorgeous, Hazel!

Lulabelle said...

What a georgous tin!
Lynn

RubyMay said...

This is wonderful...I love the slide mounts joined together. x

Paula said...

wow and double wow that is one stunning altered tin missus x

Claireabelle said...

Wow Hazel. it's bloomin' fab-U-lous!
x

Vicky said...

Fantastic! Great use of the slide mounts we bought all those years ago!

Sid said...

Hazel.......this tin is just 'to die for !' The textured look and the use of slide mounts is gorgeous.

Angelnorth said...

Absolutely fantastic Hazel! The texture is fabulous (and very van Gogh!) and I love your idea of the slide mounts joined together inside the tin!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Ah yes...they were all right...its superb!

LazyKay said...

Inspiring.

xxxxxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Smashing work love your choice of colours.

Moira said...

Stunning tin, a fabulous alteration

Flippinpest said...

Gorgeous piece!

petrasart said...

I love this tin!!!!!!!!!! This IS art!!! So great *don´t find the right english words*

Artyjen said...

Ooh! I love it and do i spy my favourite "Starry Starry Night" too?

IsaNorris said...

amazing work Hazel !!!

Phree said...

Oh this is gorgous, love what you have done with it. I have a couple of awards for you on my blog Here

Lorraine said...

this is superb..I love the way you always bring us loads of inspiration with your work. I want to do that texture on a tin now!!

Minx said...

OH WOW, how super scrum-diddly-umptious is that, love love love it xx

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