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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Re-purposing Tin Cans To Create Storage With Personality

Happy Day Everyone!  And welcome to another "Stencil Sunday" over at the STAMPlorations blog.  Today for your inspiration I am sharing these cute tins I created using a few tin cans pulled from my recycling bin, because "Why Not?" give them a second life before they head off to the landfill. (smile)

I painted the tins with a coat of heavy, white gesso and let it dry completely before rubbing in some Silks acrylic glazes by ColorArte with my fingers.  I LOVE my silks because they not only dry almost immediately but the colors blend beautifully and leave behind a vibrant, shimmery color.

I then had three beautifully-colored, blank canvases and I just let myself PLAY using a whole bunch of my Dreamweaver pastes and  a lot of my STAMPlorations stencils and stamps to create bright and vibrant storage for some of my many brushes and tools... 

And since these tins were for my own use in my studio space I let myself just play and experiment with different products and techniques and colors, not worrying too much about it "being right".... and once I filled them with my brushes and tools they really did add something bright and glittery to my space....  

I like to create bright and colorful storage using bits and pieces from my recycle box and then place them in my studio where I love being surrounded by all these lovely bits of my own work.   (Go HERE to see how I created this awesome storage for my 6x6 stencils)

Thanks for popping by today, I hope I have helped to inspire you to go search your own recycle bin to see what you can find!  
Lynne Mizera, Mixed Media Artist
for the STAMPLorations Mixed Media Design Team

STAMPlorations products used:
Dragonfly Waltz
Grunge Floral Strips
Just Flow
Trendy Birds
Leaf Prints
Hope Blooms

Other Products Used On This Project:
Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes:
Glossy Black
Metallic Copper
Metallic Silver
ColorArte Silks Acrylic Glazes
Ranger Archival Ink and Liquid Pearls
Matte ModPodge
Finnabair ArtBasics Heavy White Gesso



  1. You are just an amazing woman, and artist, Lynne - what a great job of repurposing. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, and playing with you in Kimberley...yippee!!!

  2. These look wonderful Lynne! I'll have to pull out some of those baked beans tins from my recycling bin! I've done similar with cylindric paper containers but never with metal. Hey, you've missed #400 of WOYWW! Hope you'll be back soon! Been missing you! xx

    1. Thank you for the visit and the comment Sweetie... I know I have been missing but that is because I have actually been working at Art the entire month of January ... I am hoping to update you all very soon!!

  3. OMG, I've just noticed your sidebar! You've listed me as one of the creative people who inspire you next to Finnabair, Effy Wild, Jane Davenport, and Tam Laporte! You're making me blush! I'm nowhere near their league, but thank you so much :)))

    1. Oh my dear Zsuzsa.. How you make me smile! You are such an inspiration for me that how can I NOT share your awesomeness!!!!

  4. Hello, Lynne! I am pleasantly surprised, to say the least, at how even a simple tin can be made to look so stunning. In particular, I love how wonderful the blue tin looks; the choice of a rich, deep blue contrasting with the light, silvery flower patterns. Thanks for sharing. I'll be sure to give this a go next time!

    Dennis Barton @ Chand's Disposal

    1. Thank you Dennis for the lovely comment and I am so glad that my little post inspired you to give this a Go! Grin


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