Hey gang! Anat here with my new photo tutorial.
I can’t believe we’re already in December, and wow this is my last Step by Step for 2018. For these busy days, I’ve created a project you can make quickly to give as a present or use as your own home decor!
I have altered a baby formula metal tin using some of the most amazing Lindy’s Sprays and Embossing powders. Upcycling is great for its value for our world and also due to its inexpensive cost.
I gathered what I was going to use.
The first step was to brush the tin with white gesso, adhere cheesecloth to the entire surface and brush a good layer of white gesso on top. The white gesso functions as glue and a primer for adhering the cheesecloth.
The center a piece of vintage lace was added the same way.
Now it is time to start adding color, I added: Whale watch blue Spray and C’est la vie Cerise Spray. I wanted to create light shades and to get this effect I sprayed some water and moved it around, adding water makes the colors lighter as it dilutes the dye.
You can dry it with a heat gun or let it air dry and work on the embellishments. I gave all the embellishments a coat of white gesso.
I heat embossed some chipboard with Reindeer moss green EP.
And others with Purely white EP.
And my favorite technique to color clay prints is to spray them with Medieval gold Spray
Now that everything is colored and dry, It’s time to adhere all embellishments in the center of the tin.
When this was dry (I like to give it a night to dry) I added a bit of Medieval gold Spray to the surface with water only to make it less white and a lot shimmery. I added teal glitter on some of the chipboards, white glitter on others and silver glitter around the cluster. I also added gold and blue microbeads.
Let it dry and the piece is ready!
Here are some close-ups:
- Starbursts: Whale Watch Blue, Golden sleigh bells Spray, Sassy sapphire Spray and C’est la vie Cerise Spray
- Moon shadow: Treasure sland aqua Spray
- Glitz Spritz: Medieval gold Spray
- EPs: Purely White, and Reindeer moss green EP
- Finnabair White gesso and Heavy body gel, Dusty Attic chipboards, different toppings – microbeads, glitter and more.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!
Thank you for stopping by!