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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Girl And An Empty Coffeemate Tin

Today I have created a pictorial "How-To" showing you what happens when you leave me alone with my imagination and an empty CoffeeMate tin ... Grin
Yes, I admit it - I LOVE CoffeeMate and I buy it in the biggest tin it comes in and refill my four plastic CoffeeMate containers over and over.  But have you ever seen the Tin?!  They are so BIG and so solidly made that I just cannot throw them away, I just KNOW there must be something I can do to "re-purpose" them ... And then it came to me - My NEW Halloween Candy bucket and future Treasure Holder: TAAA DAAA!


And Here's How It's Done:

1. Start with an empty tin

2. Paste on paint chips (taken from the hardware store to re-purpose) which have been run through an embossing folder to create some texture, and add more texture using modeling paste and some stencils - let dry

3. Cover completely with white Gesso - let dry and then paint background with Silks enamel paint which allow you to layer the color without mixing- let dry
4. Spray 140lbs water color paper with a variety of Dylusion sprays, stamp Multiple Dyan Reaveley images and cut out

5. Paste cut out images to tin using matte ModPodge or multi medium,layering as you go


6. Add details with black and white gel pens



7. finish off with Stickles, Liquid Pearl and Liquid Glass


8. Fill with Candy and share with your friends!


I am sharing this on the Dylusions FaceBook Challenge Site for the October challenge of using Orange and Lime and Toadstools
And with Altered Eclectics - an Anything Goes Mixed Media site that is currently doing a Design Team Call!
And with 2 Creative Chicks, Challenge #19- Use any Tin Can (how could I NOT) grin

Thanks for stopping by to share my creativity and don't forget to leave me a comment if you like what you seeee! Grin
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


16 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love the colors and process and how it turned out :-)

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    1. Thank you Aniva - your comment warms my heart

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  2. This is just amazing !! You have now given me some awesome ideas for the various tins I have been collecting . Thank you ! Yet another amazing blog I must follow !!!

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    1. Thank you Shirley for the very kind words... and YEAAAH... My mission in life these days is to share and inspire, YOU made my day... Grin.. and I'd LOVE to add you as a follower... Grin

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  3. This is the most amazing up cycled can project I have ever seen. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ Nana's Rag Quilts ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  4. This is crazy awesome Lynne! Love it!! So much texture and color..great job!

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    1. Thank YOU Sweet Girl!! My new Studio space finally feels like it fits - Can you tell? Grin... Hope we can meet one day soon!!!

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  5. How precious!!! I love the colors and design! Thank you for being a 're-purpose' girl and for sharing such wonderful instructions with details and great pictures. Mostly, thank you for giving such inspiration. I'm excited to get back to the creative phase of life, it's very therapeutic. Anilouise [Anita]

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    1. Thank you Anita! Your words mean so much more than you know in my life right now, as I am travelling a path different than the one I had planned... grin... and one of my missions is to Share and INSPIRE! ((hugs))

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  6. Love, love your project! Can you tell me more about "liquid glass"? Is that a product you apply last?

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    1. Hello Sara! Liquid Glass is a Close To My Heart product similar to Diamond Glaze but (in my Opinion) FAR Superior... It dries to a crystal-clear glaze but stays exactly where you put it when it is wet, even if you are 1/4 inch deep, (and it is on a flat surface - grin) It is the last thing I do because it takes the longest to dry. Note: I am NOT a CTMH consultant, but I do do do love this product!

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  7. Wow Lynne! It's an absolutely amazing work of art! I've never said that about a Halloween treat container before! Love the techniques you used...they work so well together!

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    1. Thanks Karen... you make me blush! Grin And this means a lot since I LOVE YOUR WORK!

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  8. OMG I love it - amazing colours and textures. Anita

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  9. Awesome! VERY artistic! Just what we wanted to see!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    Pam
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

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  10. I love your tin and I am definitely available for step 8 LOL. Love your style. Hugz

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