Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My First Tin

I finally used one of the many tins that I have been hording. I am planning on doing a class using these in January so I figured I better try it out. I am not completely satisfied with my results but there is always next time. I made this for a Christmas gift exchange that I went to. The lady who ended up with it was not too impressed so I am glad it was not one of my creations that I just love and are hard to part with. I hate giving up beloved creations to people who don't get it.

I did not stamp on this one at all. I used paper that I got from Target Dollar Spot around Valentines Day. I painted the top with white acrylic paint mixed with Regal Rose reinker. Once it dried it looked sort of bland so I covered the paint with Versamark ink and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Once heated it became super sparkly. It is hard to see in the picture but trust me. I really love the top but once I was finished with it, it was too late to change the body of the tin. We were down to two hours before we had to leave and all 5 of us still needed to get ready. So I was forced to accept it as is. But there is always next time .... I mean it was my first try...

3 comments:

Melissa - SCS:PrincessMSK said...

Julie,

I think this is awesome for your first try! I've been putting off buying a lunchbox to try because I'm afraid I'll ruin in it and have to throw it away, but you make it sound so easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa

AnneMarie said...

adorable job!

Caroline said...

This is a gorgeous tin! I love the idea of smooshing VM over the top and embossing... very cool!