Thursday, 20 November 2008

One Powerful Hour - Recycle Your Sardine Tins

I am lucky enough to be the Example on One Powerful Hour this week. This is the piece I did for it.

Sardine Tin Shrine

This started life as a Sardine tin which I hate (yuck) so I had to get this off my Mum. I painted the whole tin with acrylic paint did not like that LOL so then I covered the inside with decopatch. All the watch pieces and hands are old reclaimed items as I do love to use old things when I can. The wings and star crown are cut from metal and then alcohol inked and stuck on with hot glue with a little gem to finish it off. The image is from a cemetery Angles sheet from Collage stuff and the wrought iron image stamped on the acetate is Paper Artsy.
With taking off the time allowed for drying I was actually surprised how quick this was to make and I came in well under the hour.


Anonymous said...

WOW...This is so creative - I dont think I want to join in with the tin swap

cmoh said...

Ginger...bowwing my head in embarrasment...I can't beleive I messed up the post so much...i am so sorry...

Okay onto funner things...I so love your tin! The colors, the wings, the fabulous clock parts...everything works so well together.

Thanks for being the GD and thanks so much for taking the challenge!

Lottie said...

Ginger - you are the Woman - what a fantastic shrine - and fancy not giving the sardines to your cat!

I am always in awe of your orginal work - stunning.

LazyKay said...

Excellent! Would never have thought of that conversion.