As you may have guessed we couldn't leave it at that and @LIN1923 decided we needed something to channel our crafting energies. so she challenged us to upcylce some items of her choosing and posted them out to us.
|This is what I received in my "kit"|
I started by seeing which colour I could get the most tones/shades from in the inks etc I had, so went for browns, as I have distress inks, distress stains, alcohol inks and an archival inkpad in sepia. I dyed eveything in various shades of distress stains and/or alcohol inks and Gesso'd the tin and the folder and left them overnight to dry (giving me thinking time).
Once everything was dry I backed the folder with 7 Gypsies papers and then embellished it within an inch of it's life
I then set about the tin, which to be honest, given the size and the embellishments could be nothing other than a sewing kit tin. I covered it in papers inside and out and painted the base of the tin in brown acrylic paint.
|The two finished items|
Challenges entered :C.R.A.F.T challenge - anything but a card
Happy Campers - Use metal (tin, zipper pull and brads)
Everybody Art Challenge, Refurbish