April 12, 2008

Altered Coffee Tin

One last thing to show you from my stamping retreat. We created this paper below using a regular sheet of copy paper. We inked it three separate times with three different color dye inks. After swiping the ink across the paper, we misted it with water and then dried it with a heat gun. We repeated the process three times. We then crumbled the paper into a ball, opened it up and then swiped a silver pigment ink pad across the top. The final step was to turn the paper over and iron it. It created this marvelous faux stone look. I can't wait to try this with other colors of dye inks. The only problem is I can't remember exactly which color combination I used to create this, but I think it may be lettuce green, rust and a dark brown. Once our paper dried, we made these lovely little tins from empty International Coffee cans, just covering the outside basically with our paper. They had someone pre-drill holes on each side so we could add our wire and beads. The decoration on the front I added myself, a recent RAK from my friend, Kris.
And, yes, those are my new Tim Holtz ATC-sized stamps I placed in my tin. I got four of his new ones and I can't wait to start playing with them.

7 comments:

Dawn said...

WOW, this is fantastic. WOW, I love that paper. WOW, should I say it again..WOW WOW WOW...

ScrappyPam said...

Love that paper! I have to try that! Great tin - I'm coveting the stamps, though. ;=)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Lovely tin! I love the practical about altered. What did I read... new stamps??!! LOL

Sarah said...

This is one of the most practical altered items I have seen. I love the beaded wire handle, the colors of that great paper and the embellie. What a fun stamping retreat that must have been.
stampntxn

Lyneen said...

Love the technique.... AND THE TIN!!!!

hilmof said...

Wow Love it and am going to try that method with the paper

Kris Dickinson said...

This is beyond cool Louise! Great tin!