Thursday, October 1, 2009

Antique a Tin!

Good morning, it's Patter again. :) I wanted to share with you an altered tin I created for my mother. This tin contains photos of all of her grandchildren. She asked for one to carry in her purse. I sure hope she likes it! Anyway, I only used Coffee Shimmerz on this creation but the two different ways in which I used it really makes the Shimmerz look uniquely different.

First, I used the Coffee Shimmerz to paint over some acrylic paint on this altered tin. Look how it changes the look of the paint. The first photo is the tin just with acrylic paint, and the second photo is after I covered it in Coffee Shimmerz. You can also see the chipboard I covered in Coffee Shimmerz in the second photo. Look at the different, unique look the same color brings to each piece! Isn't that wonderful? Next, I finished the tin, and here is how it turned out. See the antiqued edge? That's the Coffee Shimmerz! Pretty cool, huh?Papers: Memory Box Dewfrost, Memory Box robin's egg cardstock
Stamp Ink: SU close to cocoa
Paint: Shimmerz coffee, Making Memories shopping bag
Embellishments: Rose Moka brown alphabet stickers, Deluxe Designs chipboard, May Arts ribbon, Prima flowers, misc. buttons, Create Café felt flowers, Making Memories staples


Well, I hope you enjoyed today's creation! Be sure to pick up some Coffee Shimmerz with your order today! :) Have a blessed day!

10 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

THis is too cute!!
Would love to see instructions on how to make that darling photo book too :)
I'm going to be a grandma in April and I think I will need one of these!!

Angela W said...

Very cute! I am sure she will love it! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Patter Cross said...

Debbie (Love the Decor), I sent you an e-mail telling you where I have posted the instructions. :) Thanks for your sweet comments, and congrats on becoming a grandma soon!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

wow - what an adorable little tin!

TanishaRenee said...

how cute is this! perfect for grandmom!

Stac said...

I REALLY like this. The colors and the design are all awesome!

Nan said...

Very cute project..I do love how the coffee changes plain ole baige into WoW !

Jenniwren32 said...

What a sweet idea!!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Awesome! I'm so loving all the ideas on this blog! Going to put a link on my sidebar for sure! :)

Danisha said...

What a great idea!! Might have to do something like it for Christmas for my 'rents