A few years ago I was selling a few kits that included Stampin’ Up!’s Accents and Elements felt flowers. As a result of selling SO many kits, I ended up with a ton of the empty tins. Of course, being the kind of person that likes to save everything that can possibly be used in my art, I kept them.
As I started conceptualizing today’s project, I realized that they were PERFECT for this project – not too big and not too small – in fact just the right size to fit a little girl’s (or a little girl at heart 🙂 ) treasures.
There were so many fun techniques involved in making this tin – I painted and decoupaged on my tin, I hand-dyed and crinkled the seam binding to create my vintage ribbon, I created my frame using Spellbinder’s Nestabilities and glass glitter and I made the rolled cardstock roses using the scalloped circle punch. While fun to make – it was intensive, AND it used a lot of supplies as you can see below.
It was kind of tricky filming it for Paper Crafter’s Library – as there is 1 hour and 10 minutes of EDITED video (yikes!). I ended up having to break the video up into 7 parts LOL. Over the next few weeks I’ll try and show a few of the techniques I used and share them here on the blog.
Stamps (Optional): substitute Elements of Style stamp set for the rub-on (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Pretty in Pink Classic ink refill, Melon Mambo Classic ink refill; VersaMark (Stampin’ Up!); (Optional): Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Sahara Sand or River Rock to stamp the Elements of Style rose image instead of using the rub-on(Stampin’ Up!)
Medium & Paints: Gesso (Golden or Claudine Hellmuth Brand by Ranger); Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte (Ranger) OR Mod Podge; Adirondack Silver acrylic paint dabber, Claudine Hellmuth blank canvas – i.e. white – acylic paint (Ranger); workable fixative
Adhesive: ⅛” and ½” Scor Tape; Matte Accents (Ranger); hot glue gun (Martha Stewart); Heat & Stick powder (Stampin’ Up!)
Patterned Paper: Madeline 6” x 6” paper stack (Prima); OR suggested substitute: Paisley Petals DP from upcoming 2011/2012 catalog – choose a coordinating CS and ribbon to go with it
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink CS, Pink Pirouette CS (Stampin’ Up!); Spring Moss CS (Papertrey ink); lightweight chipboard or Bristol board (you can even use a cereal box)
Dies: Nestabilities Labels 9 (Spellbinders – or use any other label)
Ribbon: ⅛” Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, ⅝” Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon; vanilla seam binding ribbon (or Hug Snug seam binding in white or cream)
Embellishments: Butterfly garden rub-ons (Pink Paislee – optional); On Board Mix and Match Chipboard (Stampin’ Up! – OR substitute with 2-step bird punch); Basic pearls, silver glass glitter, pink and olive glitter from the Fine Supernova collection (Stampin’ Up!); crystals (Magnolia)
Other: Claudine Hellmuth artist paint brushes, Heat it Craft Tool, mini mister (Ranger); 1” brown nylon brush (Loew-Cornell); Bow-Easy (unknown); flat-topped tin, pencil; scallop circle punch, ½” circle punch, powder pal (Stampin’ Up!)