Thursday, July 24, 2014


Dream 2014
Over at The Outlawz Twist Thursday challenge is ANYTHING GOES and the TWIST for this week is ANYTHING GOES, so stop by and enter you card we would love to see it. I wanted to do something really different and I had one of these metal containers around for awhile. I got out my Alcohol inks by Tim Holtz’s. The colors I used are butterscotch, terra cotta and stream. Also the blending solution. Our sponsor for the month of July is Anne’s digital images.
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I did take pictures from all sides so you can see how it turned out. After I added the colors and that depends on you how dark you want it to be or how light. Like for the top I added the butterscotch on one on the felt pads but remember (if you do not change your pads you will make mud) to change your pad it you are changing colors like I did with the stream color. I added some of the blending solution to another pad and if your color is too dark you can whip some off. 
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Now for stamping on the metal, I put some blending solution in a paper towel (pretty wet) put the stamp in the solution and stamped on top of the desired area.
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When you use 2 colors when they meet it can be a little messy so I added some ribbon around the metal container. I ran my tap on top of the tap and then applied it to the metal. You can use anything for the front. I punched out 2 flowers and punched out a small hole in both so I could add the ribbon to them. Added speckles glitter glue colors gold and magenta.
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Tried some ribbons to the top handle. I took 2 pictures of the top so you can see how I added the different colors to the top area. That was the (very lightly) terra cotta and stream.
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Believe it or not this is not a mess thing to do and it is pretty fast. All the stuff dry's real fast. It give a nice polish stone look and the solutions are all formulated to lighten and blend. Any questions just let me know.  So if you never tried this it is fun and easy. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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Pat (mspfd) said...

What a neat project. You did a beautiful job, Pat!

Maire Gamber said...

Super cute! I love the way your colored and designed the wonderful container. Gorgeous my friend, as usual!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea, I love the background you've created, nice work Pat
Hugs Julie P

Vivienne Holden said...

You did an amazing job of this tin Pat! Love how you managed to stamp with blending solution. Great work and I'll be trying this out for sure. xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Patricia this is a fabulous project you did looks great.
Gr Karin

Lisa M said...

Outstanding!!!! I love seeing your altered art or recycled projects. This looks amazing with the texture you've created. I hope the challenge goes well...this is certainly inspirational. :)
Happy weekend Pat.
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Pat! This is wonderful!! You have just given me an idea for all those cookie tins I have. Not sure if the alcohol inks will cover over the patterns, but I'm sure I have some other mediums that will!!
Have a great weekend, Pat!

Penny said...

Patricia, this is really beautiful! Love the texture you created with the blender! Love the stamping, the sparkle, and the embellies, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marie-Louise said...

Patricia this is gorgeous.

Janette said...

Brilliant transformation Patricia, I love this sort of crafting, it lets your imagination go for it...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz Anything goes week..x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Patricia! This is a real work of art! I love this, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

Cathy Lee said...

This is fabulous, Patricia. It has been a few years since I used my alcohol inks on a project like this. But you've just inspired me to do that. I always loved this easy to decorate tin containers. You've created fabulous textures on your box. Love the colors.

P.S. Sorry I've not been around to visit your blog for a while but trying to catch up. We've had some family challenges and as you know those always take priority. :)