Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Altered Tin

Shakti recently hosted an altered tin swap. Each of us received two tins, one of which is to be altered and sent to a swap partner. This is the tin that will be on its way to Pascale later today.

I sanded the tin and painted on black gesso, inside and out. I was really pleased when I discovered black gesso in a store in Rendsburg, but it transpired that the brand (Bob Ross) is too runny for my purposes. It's probably wonderful for priming canvas, which is what the manufacturer had in mind, of course, but too thin for creating textures. Luckily I was in Hamburg at the end of November and picked up a super special offer on some Lascaux, my absolute favorite gesso.

Once the tin was dry, I glued a plastic doily to the outside lid and applied Dark Gold Rub n' Buff all over the exterior.

I collaged pictures, papers, and found objects into the tine and painted the left side over with a wash of fine glitter paint. As a final touch, I added a slim accordion journal.

5 comments:

Gena said...

Quite exotic and resourceful! What fun!

Margaret said...

Pascale is a lucky woman to receive such a pretty tin. Humble materials go a long way in the hands of an imaginative artist.

WolfSoulWings said...
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WolfSoulWings said...

*sorry!* my first attempt gave the wrong impression!

Hello!

I wandered over from Claire's blog! I'll come back when I'm *not!* soo tired... as I happen to fancy your artwork! My blog is over here:

http://alteredartbliss.blogspot.com

Just in case you were curious! =) I'll leave better comments when I return! Your blank journals caught my eye...

:~:~*WolfSoul

shawa_strong_wind said...

Love the lid! Very "Middle-Earth"... (my one passion besides Altered Art, lol!)
I´ll scan my tin tomorrow, at the moment it is drying.
:-)