Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shabby Tin and Book Project

Hey friends!
I have a great project to share today. This is my project that I created for the Color Connections event that took place back in May. I thought it was about time I share it with you! I didnt end up teaching the class myself, but I heard everyone enjoyed making it. It's a Vintage style tin with a book inside.

This is Prima's large tin they used as packaging for some of their flowers. I applied gesso and tan paint to the surface, allowed it to set and then finished it off with a coat of Glimmer Glam-Golden Goddess. The glam acts as a protective coat with it's laquer finish. I love the sparkles in it too-it adds a cool effect to the overall look. It does take some time to set, so I left it to dry over night. I lined the inside with Botanical paper from Prima, then added Eminence flowers, Cottage Blossoms, Tissue tape from Tim Holtz and a cute metal frame from Pink Paislee. I also added some green leaves that I painted with Dirty Martini Glam for sparkle and to darken them a bit, to a rich moss color.

The book for the inside is made using patterned paper. I decorated the cover with Crocheted flowers, lace, with chipboard pieces and images cut out from a sheet of the Botanical paper. There is an entire sheet of postcards and emphemera that you can cut out and use as accents for the project.

I also added seam binding with Vintage Trinkets and twine to the binding of the book. And I used bling branches to add sparkle around the flowers-I cut them apart all the time to make them go further on any project. I added Wheatfields Glimmer Mist to the entire book and inked all of the paper edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I used three pieces of 12 x 12 paper, cut down to 9 x11 to create the pages. I scored the center and glued the papers back to back
I added tissue tape along all the edges of the pages.

Every page is decorated a little differently, with flower clusters and chipboard pieces tucked in around them. I also added more pieces of emphemera cut from the paper too. All of the leaves were painted with the Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam throughout the book, just like I did with the leaves on the tin cover.

I love the Botanical papers. Each page is unique yet the look is cohesive throughout the project. And because the inside of the tin is deep, it allows you to have bulkier pages without them being squished when the tin is closed. Here is the a look at the last two pages of the homemade book.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at this project. It was a lot of fun to put together and I am really happy with the way it turned out. This is a major class with so many steps, but totally do-able!

I will be back soon with more projects from CHA.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Kristina said...

Oh it's gorgeous Cari.

Blossom inch said...

these are gorgeous...loving those two projects!

Kathy said...

Cari, it's beautiful, as always. You can make magic on even "blank" mini album pages. I love it!

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