Friday, February 12, 2010

Altered Metal Tin

Tip / Technique : Stamping on Tissue Paper

I had so much fun making this!  I purchased one of those $1 tims from Michaels that already had the black and off white florish design you see in the background.  Did you know you can stamp and emboss on tissue paper.  Thought I'd give it a try, and it worked!!!  I painted a light layer of gesso over the top of the tin.  I stamped the heart, "love", birds, and butterly on tissue paper with pigment ink, and embossed.  I actually stamped the "love" first and then mask it off, stamped the heard and "forever" on the same peice of tissue.  I cut the tissue paper around the images but not close, because I wanted to tear it.  I painted water around the endges so that the tissue would tear and leave a distressed edge.  I used the gesso to adhere the tissue images and repeated the same steps with the birds and butterfly.  I stamped around the edges with a swirl and red pigment ink.  The other qoutes and cupid are rub-ons and the glittery heart is a brad I cut the prongs off of!
Stamps : The Angel Company
I think the rub-ons are Basic Grey, but the package is long gone, these are really old.

thanks for stopping by !

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

You can view all of my altered projects HERE


StampitCrazy said...

This is a Really Nice Tin, and didn't know you could stamp on tissue paper....

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Love this project Melisa - and I, too, did not know you could emboss on tissue! Cool!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful tin! I love the layers and texture! Thank you for spreading the word about our DT call, too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Dee (Sprytebyrd)

LadybugSue said...

I saw your entry at SSC, then got your blog...very pretty.
A Valentine tree would be so lovely.
The work you have done is awesome.
Check my blog later today as photo of 4" snow fall last nite. Did you get any?

Liza said...

A beautiful project and you have used great colours. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Darlene said...

Fantastic technique! Love what you've created! Thanks for sharing all the details ... when I get time I'll give 'r a whirl! Have a wonderful V-day!!

Aud Kirsten said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)

Maria Matter said...

oh, I so want to do this now Melisa...gorgeous creation!!

blessings, Maria

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is gorgeous. I'm going to try it for sure. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

I will try the gesso as an adhesive - great idea!

Liz Suarez said...

This is Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us!


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