Sunday, 19 January 2014

Take one tin...

It was time for a change and have a break from the glass painting. So I decided to tackle the scrap book tin.  I wanted to add some texture to it,  so for the base I thought that some tissue would do the trick.

I scrunched up a few pieces of tissue, then applied some of the decopatch glue to the tin, then put on the tissue paper.  I left this to dry in the sun - yes we had some sunshine!

Once it was dry I painted it using some dark purple acrylic paint.  It will need another coat but I wanted to give it a full 24 hours between coats.

So with the bottom half of the tin almost done, I turned my attention to the top half. Again I wanted to add interest. 

I used a mask and the modelling paste.  I used one I bought from Hobbycraft,  it is lovely and thick, and I have a large tub of the stuff!  This just now needs to dry and I can begin to add some colour.

As I was rooting through stuff I came across my dylusions, not used those for ages...  let's just say it got very messy,  and I was left with purple and blue finger tips! 

Yesterday I decided to treat myself to some new stash.  So after the boring supermarket shop, I drove to the craft shop.   They had a Do Crafts workshop on, so the place was packed.  I had no idea what I wanted, I fancied a new stamp and a new die - but didn't have many pennies.   I could have easily spent a fortune in their, but I satisfied myself with this lovely stamp by Creative Expressions,  and the Crafts Too die, two pots of glass paint and glue.  Yes the last bit was boring, but necessary.   But there was so much in the shop that was tempting me, it was so hard to resist.   Another lady was actually having a hard time finding anything to buy,  although her daugher seemed intent on buying enough for both of them.   The workshop was causing a log jam, none of us could get near the dies, I only managed to squeeze in,  felt a bit disheartened to see the Spellbinders and Tim Holtz, all very nice and lovely, but not in my price league, so I was more than happy to spot the Crafts Too range,  the die cost me a fiver!   They had me laughing, in hollow fashion, on CnC with their endless plugging of the Brother scan and cut, only £499! Yikes.  I did go down the road of a cutting machine, thought it would be the solutions to my problems, but it wasn't.  I'll not be tempted again, I'll stick with my Grand Calibur,  which I am very happy with.

I've got a semi busy week ahead of me, a writing workshop tomorrow,   a pile of ironing and housework for Tuesday, after the blood tests,  not sure what will happen on Wednesday, probably shopping at supermarket,  Thursday is Art Therapy, Friday... who knows.   Yes lots of blanks, but for me to have a few things pencilled in constitutes a busy week. 

All for now,  my bed is calling me.  Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

BJ said...

Super start on the tin Cassidy. Cool goodies too. BJ