Sunday, 1 February 2009

Art Raffle January- Shiny



This is the first Art Raffle of the year, and how could I resist this theme! My husband jokes that I am a magpie, as I love shiny things (I love rusty things, too, so that makes me one contradictory lady!) and naturally I wanted to play with techniques too. This is a tiny mint tin, the ones that you see at till points, pink, with a mirror inside. I have altered it to be a bag charm. I really had to make myself post this to Sarah, as I was actually very happy with how it turned out.

Colour: Plasticote enamel paint, Stazon, Stickles
Stamps: Paperartsy (swirls), Studio G (Alpha- it says 'yourself')
Other: Fusible film in various colours, 'love' phone charm, black velvet ribbon, clasp.

To create the effect, I painted the tin black (2 coats) and then used gel medium to stick torn pieces of fusible film down in a random pattern. Then I used first the heat-gun, then an iron to smooth and fuse the film so that it became shiny again. I trimmed it around the tin, then used the iron to round the corner. It reminds me of abalone shell!

14 comments:

Sid said...

Your tin is fabulous Hazel.....the effect is certainly Mother-of-Pearl, but with pizazz ! No wonder you were happy with it.

Sarah said...

ahhhh I wondered how you did it :) I've bought some of that fusible film stuff but haven't tried to use it yet. Must dig it out.

You photographed this so well too, the pic I took for the AR gallery is nowhere near as nice, might nick yours instead :)

Lottie said...

This is awesome - really beautiful - lovely to see all your posts.

The ATCs are out of this world too - you certainly have found a way with metal.

LostLuggage said...

This is the fanciest mint tin ever! Well done!!

Minx said...

Think i'd of had problems sending it out too, it's georgous, no wonder you thought of keeping it lol, but i'm sure whoever recieves it will be chuffed to bits :O)

Vicky said...

This looks gorgeous, beautiful colours! Another technique to show me when I'm next over!!

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, gorgeous! I can see why you say abalone shell, too - the effect of the film is lovely! Somebody is going to be very happy with their raffle win this month!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous, love the abolone shell effect!

Stacy said...

This is really cool! I'm always saving these types of small boxes, tins and containers to do up someday. You've done a marvelous job!

IsaNorris said...

This is TRULY amazing Hazel! LOVE it!!
isa xxx

Lynne said...

That's a lovely effect - I'd not thought of using fusible film like thaat - will have to have a go. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hannah - Mary P said...

Oh wow...this is absolutely stunning. I love the colour :D

Lorraine said...

you are really clever knowing how to do all these techniques..I have one of those tins somewhere..I only got it for the tin not the sweets..hope I win the shiny box so I can have this!!

My name is CINDY...... said...

A beautiful piece - thanks for sharing, gives me an idea for the fusible film I have hanging around I'm never quite sure what to do with.