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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gift Card Tin to Sewing Kit

For Christmas, my daughter gave me a gift card from Michaels and it came in this little tin.


I decided to try something new and alter it so I took the little felt card holder out of it and got to work changing it into this sewing kit.


I started by painting the whole tin inside and out with No Prep Black Metal Paint from Deco Art.  Once it was dry I coated the outside with Folk Art Crackle Medium - something I bought a whiole back but had not used. Once that was dry I mixed Clear Blue Acrylic Craft Paint from Accent and Seafoam Acrylic Craft Paint from Folk Art into some Liquitex Gesso and covered the outside. I painted all my embellishments with the black paint and then set everything aside to dry overnight.

The embellishments are a flower brad (back removed) from Making Memories, a large metal flower, filigree corner, metal scissors and metal leaf from The Funkie Junkie Boutique,  rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, paper flowers from Recollections and WalMart, metal ruler from Bead Landing, metal heart from Dollarama, mini clothespins from Recollections, lace and a small metal flower from my stash.

The next day I painted the outside of the tin and all the embellishments with another coat of Crackle Medium and let them dry thoroughly.  Then I painted everything with a coat of the Seafoam paint and again let everything dry overnight.

To make the inside I cut two pieces of paper from a My Mind's Eye paper pad called blush and rounded the corners.  Next I took some Broken China Distress Ink from Ranger and inked through a stencil from TCW called Ledger.

Next I used Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger to stamp a number of sewing related images from a TPC Studio set called Vintage Threads, another TPC Studio set called Vintage Crafting and the HP1213 set from Paper Artsy. Finally I distressed the edges with my scissors and some more Broken China DI.

Finally I gave everything some highlights with some Aquamarine and Classic Treasure Gold wax paste and then glue all the embellishments down.

This was a super fun project to make even though it required lots of hand washing/scrubbing and my nails look horrible.  Note to self:  wear latex gloves next time. :)

I am going to enter this project in the following challenges:

Artist Trading Post Exchange - Fresh Beginnings
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Choose Your Challenge (I chose 1. paint, 2. lace, 3 stamping, 4. metal and 5. flowers)
Our Creative Corner - Christmas Leftovers
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Something New for the New Year (I have never altered a tin)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - Use Something Recycled (The gift card tin is my recycled item)
613 Avenue  - 1001 Techniques
Country View Challenges - Use Something New To You (Crackle Medium)


32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Cec ! Love the embellishments and how you've painted them and the Treasue Gold really pops ! Sue C x

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  2. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange ! Sue C x

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  3. This is such a gorgeous treasure of a tin! The cover is beautifully decorated and the inside delightful, perfect colours. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP exchange. Ruth x

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  4. A gorgeous make over, it looks so pretty inside as well.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. thanks for sharing it with us at ATP Exchange.

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  5. Wow what a fabulously decorated and altered tin. So decorative and useful, certainly includes lots of techniques for our challenge this time at 613 Avenue Create. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Lorraine DT

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  6. WOW Cec, this is so stunning, wow!! I just love all the fabulous elements you included and the Treasure Gold highlights on that deep rich turquoise is just spectacular!! You turned a gift card tin into a sewing kit...what!! Genius!! Love those itty bitty scissors and all the wonderful stamping on the inside just adds that much more beauty!!

    I'm just so excited to have you joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge! Big giant hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  7. That is so wonderful - its superb, I totally love anything like this because its off the scale of creativity. Love it!

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  8. What a great altered tin. I love how you completely transformed it into something so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  9. Your box is just so creative! I love the colors and how beautiful it all turned out! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Absolutely stunning creation Cec! I am blown away by so many fabulous details on your gorgeous project! What a transformation this is! Great job! Hugs :)

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  11. Wow, what a creative project. Love the painting of all your elements on the tin. Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  12. Great Design perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday , hope you will join in with the fun again soon....
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner
    xx

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  13. Gorgeous transformation. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 68 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  14. Cec your makeover is stunning...Fabulous colours and I love that you altered also inside of the tin! Thanks for sharing the process with us and thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner
    Greetings from Slovenia

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  15. I love your altered tin Cec! The verdigris effect is gorgeous with all those lovely dimensional elements, love the stamped inside as well. Thank you for joining us at the ATPExchange x

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  16. This is such a beautiful project Cec. I absolutely loved the colour and all the embellished bits work so well together. So glad that you submitted this at Our Creative Corner. I loved it.

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  17. Wow! what a transformation! This is such a great upcycle and absolutely beautiful! I love the way you painted/crackled all your elements. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, Cec! LOVE the colors and the way the gold shines through. You turned the tin in to a treasure. Great work!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. So so beautiful! What a lovely makeover to the tin..I loved the colors and the gold highlights.such a pretty sewing bow now, wow!

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  20. What a pretty sewing kit! Love all the little treasures on top! And a gift card to Michaels, to boot! Very good use of those leftovers!

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  21. Love this little box!! It is just stunning!! Thank you for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  22. I almost fell off my chair when I saw this! I love it so much! Or is that sew much?! hee hee Just stunning from that tin to this! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Cec, the transformation of your tin is absolutely FABULOUS, both inside and out!! I love the colors you've chosen. The layers of color, crackle texture, stamping, and metal embellishments accented in gold combine into a breathtaking piece of art. I am always inspired by your creations! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  24. What a great trash to treasure piece! The transformation is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  25. Fabulous altered tin...love how it you used so much texture and detail. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  26. WOW! what a transformation!!! ive always wanted to alter a tin. yours is so so cool. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  27. This is such a WOW project and it's amazing how you transformed that tin into something so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders challenge this month too. :)

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  28. Such a beautiful alteration - it's stunning! I adore the colours you've used and your leftovers have been put to brilliant use! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
    Juliax

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  29. Beautiful altered tin - the color is eye-catching!! Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  30. such a cool altered tin!!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  31. Hi Cec, I love altered Tins and this one is at the top of the list. Gorgeous and what a great use of a Christmas leftovers! Thanks for joining us over at Our Creative Corner and sharing your wonderful work. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

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  32. Congratulations on your win at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Cec! Loved this one! hugs :)

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