Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Coffee and Craft


We are recycling at Try it on Tuesday. Do hop over for lots more inspiration from the design team and to play along in our challenge.

So it is coffee tin to paint brush holder for me!
I coated my tin in fresco paint, crackle glaze, distress paints and inks - no major plan here, just wanted it grungy and a little rusty looking. I also stencilled little hearts with grunge paste and when all the inks and paints were dry added a bit of shadow around them.
I stamped my images onto tissue paper in black archival before using matt medium to adhere to my tin. I then varnished it with clear varnish - as if it is going to sit on my desk I wanted it to be tough!
Finally I got out my melt pot and randomly added some beeswax. Once dry I gave it a bit of polish and added a small amount of mica powder. My photos are not the best so you may not be able to see those bits!



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Thanks very much for looking - I do appreciate your visits and comments.
Nikki
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28 comments:

  1. A great transformation Nikki. It won't matter when you dip the brush in coffee now lol.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  2. Fabulous make over Nikki, love your tin, wow, the added shadows around the hearts etc add so much depth!! The beeswax is a great idea too! Loving the colours too and now I am really curious who the stamps are by, - they look familiar, but I don't quite recognize them! Greta project!!

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  3. Wow Nikki, I just love the grungy, textured feel you have created with the coffee tin, it looks amazing! Anne xx

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  4. Fantastic textures and great result. I love your recicled coffee tin, Nikki.
    Hugs, Mar

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  5. Ooh wonderful grunginess Nikki! Absolutely love this,practical but looks really fab too.....might have a go at something like this myself,it looks fun to make

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  6. Fab remake Nikki, love how you have made this! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. This is terrific Nikki and I just love the melt pot finish it adds such a beautiful texture

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. This is fantastic Nikki!! We both ended up making projects to sit on our desk, great minds and all that!! I love the grungy feel of this, it's so rustic and yet just gorgeous!! Just love the brown and blue together and your stamps are perfect choices!! love it

    Hugs, your new TioT teamie :)

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  9. Love this,fabulous texture and colour.xxx

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  10. I really love your tin, Nikki. The texture is fantastic and I like the beautiful colous which match greatly the style.
    Hugs xxx

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  11. WOW, I honestly thought this was fired pottery and couldn't wait to find out where you bought it. What a wonderful up cycled project. Fantastic!

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  12. What a transformation. I love recycling art for practical purposes. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

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  13. Fabulous recycling with this tin, love the finish and textures.
    Avril xx

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  14. Amazing textures! Love it. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  15. What a fabulous transformation Nikki. I love the grungy feel you've captured here and feel sure you'll be treasuring it for some time to come. Jenny x

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  16. Fantastic recycling Nikki, super textures. on the tine.
    Yvonne

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  17. Have been out of blogland for nearly one week and catching up now. You've been very creative :o) - fabulous pieces. I especially love this altered coffee tin.

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  18. Fabulous makeover, Nikki! Beautifully artsy tin! xx

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  19. This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

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  20. Fab make I love a little re-cycling, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  21. What a make-over! I love it! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  22. Love your grungy makeover! Thanks so much for joining us at Take It Make It!

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  23. Full of gorgeous yummy textures, loving your makeover :-) Thanks for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge xxxxx

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  24. Love it Nikki, great upcycling idea! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

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  25. Absolutely fab Nikki, I'd love this on my desk! Thank you for joining us in the craft stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month. x

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  26. Beautiful! I've got a few of those coffee tins waiting to be altered myself, but I can't imagine making as them look as fantastic as this!

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