Michelle Mach invited us to join the Tiny Tin Challenge about a month ago:
We were to take these two little silver-colored tins shown in her blog post, and decorate them however we wished..... to share with you, today:
When I saw the two little tins, it took me back to my art show days when I used to do a lot of bodacious, glitzy collage with brass filigree, stampings, beads and rhinestones. I knew IMMEDIATELY what the two little tins would become:
I first did a layer of ivory primer over the tin, then I did a couple of light coats of copper. They streaked a little, but I loved the look, a little ivory....
A little copper.
I used Old Rose Ox flowers, as shown on this page at B'sue Boutiques:
The little Czech Bellflowers are a staple at our website:
To the mix are a few random old and new rhinestone buttons and some vintage tiffany-set rhinestones from the 50's. We have rose montees at B'sue Boutiques that would also work.....and flatback rhinestones in many colors, in case you'd like to try this.
I use E6000 glue and have used it for work like this---with great success---for over twenty years. Here is a video about glues you might enjoy:
and a video about making collage jewelry:
I made this picture frame about 13-14 years ago and still enjoy it in my home:
Maybe I'll go and try and find some of my old collaged lunchbox and collaged denim coat photos... and scan them in to the computer, for a future blog post.
This was a great time for me to get in gear and think about little collaged boxes, frames and miscellaneous items as I'm moving my business to a storefront in July:
We're going to make a little gift shop in front to offset cost of the rent, and also, to get one-on- one customer interaction again.
I did my last show in 2002....and I have to tell you, these last ten years I have truly missed the precious communication you get with people in your own community.
While the storefront was procured primarily to house our day-to-day internet business, it will be a welcome change of pace. The grand opening should be in October! Subscribe to my blog so that you can stay posted as I'll be blogging about the move a WHOLE lot.
You might find it really interesting.
Meantime, if you'd like to visit us at B'sue Boutiques online, we'd welcome that anytime. Maybe I'll do a tiny tins video one day soon and show you how easy it is to make a pretty little giftie like this.....and perhaps I will put these two in my new shop!
Don't forget: there are many other participants in this blog hop, so please hop along down the line and visit them all. If you have just a moment, leave them a kind word of appreciation; there are going to be some ingenious tiny tins!
Thanks to Michelle for offering us this opportunity.
- Michelle - Beads & Books - Hostess
- Amy - Amybeads
- Brenda - B'Sue Boutiques
- Dawn - Morning Glory Beading
- Jeannie - Jeannie's Blog
- Kay - Palm Coast Art
- Kim - CianciBlue
- Mary - MLH Jewelry Designs
- Mary Shannon - Falling into the Sky
- Michelle - Firefly Visions
- Molly - Beautifully Broken Me
- Pamela - The Crazy Creative Corner
- Patricia G. - My Life Under the Bus
- Patricia L.
- Robyn - A Ponderance of Things
- Shelley - Fabric of My Life
- Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
- Therese - Domestic Goddess Enterprises
- Therese - Therese's Treasures