Friday 22 June 2018

2018 #11 Enshrined: Captured Fairy with EEB { by Carol Fox}

2018 Topic 11: Enshrined

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Hi everyone, it's Carol here from Welcome 2 My World with you today, and I'd like to share with you a sardine shrine. I adore the shape and size of sardine tins and to me they just scream to be altered.

I have altered mine to a fairy theme, well a bit fairyish !! this poor little thing has been caught in perpetual winter.The season clock is stuck on winter with her hopefully looking at it to see if it will ever move onto spring. All it needs is one more turn of the key and that clock will ping onto spring. But that is never going to happen. I hope you enjoy reading how I created my project.

I used a real mixture of products on this, from Fresco Paints, Grunge Paste and Infusions along with Elizabeth Borer's great stamps.

Before I did anything else I gave my tin a coat of Snowflake Fresco Finish paint, while this dried I dug around and found a few bits and pieces I thought might be useful to use.

I decided I wanted to layer tissue paper over my tin, so I brayered Fresco chalk paint in shades of Blue Lagoon, Double Denim and Magic Moss (all from FFSA3) onto my craft mat, gave it a good spritz with water to really wet and mix it and then picked up the colour with a piece of tissue (I used the piece that my Stamps had come wrapped in - PaperArtsy often ships products wrapped in tissue).

Once it was dry I tore a strip long enough to wrap my tin and stamped one of the Decorations from Stamp Set EEB01 onto it.

 Eclectica Elizabeth Borer Set 01 (EEB01)

I used Jet Black archival ink and holding the stamp in my hand and rotating it to get a really random look.

Using Multi medium as glue I tore the tissue up and covered the tin in it.

I had painted my wings and crown with the same paints I used on my tissue but I now decided to add grunge paste to my crown so I used stencil PS052 as it fitted onto the crown really well.
PaperArtsy Stencil 052 (PS052)

Next I applied the PaperArtsy Grunge Paste with a pallet knife. I repainted it when it was dry, adding some Gold and Little Black Dress Fresco Paint to my crown and my wings to distress them a little.

I made a little four seasons clock from an old watch face, some typed words and a metal spinner. Popped this in the corner with some white glass beads and then added my stamped image layering it up a little higher with some sticky fixers.

My roses were cheap little ones that you buy in bunches and I coloured them by adding a little bit of Infusions to water and then dipping them in. I had never done this with Infusions before, but I was pleased how they turned out. I found the colours Rusty Car, A bit Jaded and Sleight Blue worked well for my project. I coloured a few fabric petals in the same way.

I layered some Stamped and coloured ivy leaves (from the same Stamp set by Elizabeth Borer) around the outside of the tin as the edge looked a bit empty and I then added a couple more roses so they came down over the edge a little bit. This does nearly cover the little crowns I put on the bottom as feet, but never mind.

I have not made a project like this for a while as I now mainly Journal or do flatter things so it was lovely to do a 3D item again.  You can tell a story with your projects and really have fun with them. I did realise after I stuck them on, that crowns on a sardine tin as feet are not a good idea as the bottom is a bit to rounded and it does tip slightly and the weight of the key on one side is not helping, but it will stand which is the main thing, but you may have noticed I photographed it laying down just in case if fell over mid shot.
I really look forward to seeing your entries for the challenge as I found this a really fun topic and I hope you do too.


You can find me at the following places.

Facebook: Ginger's Altered Bits
Instagram: Carol Fox
Pinterest: Carol Fox

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1 comment:

Miriam said...

Beautiful project - even the fussy cutting of the leaves - beautiful.