Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Challenge Double

I had 2 challenges that i had to complete and decided it would be fun to combine them both into one project.

The latest performance on Object D'Art is
and Lot's To Do's theme this time round is
After trying different pages of an old newspaper, i finally decided on the games page.


I cut out sections of the main games like the crossword and sudoku and applied them to the tin using copydex {this was really sticky and i managed to get it all over my fingers, but it was the nearest thing to hand that had a brush already in it, yes I'm lazy, i know, so i would probably recommend if your gonna try this to use another form of glue} anyway as i was saying..

Once i had got an all over coat of papers i added a couple of the words from the same page.
Next i removed the lid so i could ink the tin.
I used Pitch Black and Pearl alcohol inks to cover all the sides but didn't touch the inside or bottom.
I stamped the words "Game On" onto the plastic window in the centre using black stazon, then edged it using my Inkssentials white pen.

To finish i used some wax linen thread to edge just around the window and lid & base edges and gave the whole thing {minus the window} a thin coat of Matt accents to protect. And popped a couple of Prima flowers and some ribbon to add texture.


Now all i need to do is make a book or something to go inside.. but thats for another day.
Thanks for stopping by, visit again soon.
xx Hugz xx


crafty creations said...

Fantastic Nicky - so effective - love the way you've used the newsprint and the stamping of the words on the window

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo swap again this week

* Shaz * said...

Super fantastic Nicky xx

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

It's brilliant Nicky! Must find my pearl AI, it looks fab with the black! xx

Andrea said...

excellent tin Nicky a brill idea x

Hels said...

Gorgeous!! Love it xx

Jaqi said...

This is amazing , I love it . Well done , Jaqi

Sanja said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
Your art is wonderful!

Juanita said...

You have so much detail here, it is easy to miss it in the photo. Great job, very inspired piece.

Jennie said...

Fabulous Tin!,love the black and white look, and thank you for joining in the Objet D'art challenge :)
Jennie xx

Ellen said...

super creation, black and white can be soooo attractive as you show us . Love the idea to use games pages for it.

Joy said...

Wow it's fantastic! Got to get me one of thodse tins, but somehow I don't think it'll look as good as yours xx