Welcome to the Tiny Tin Challenge and Blog Hop!
Everyone in this challenge received two round steel tins to decorate. The challenge was to decorate one or both tins using any techniques or materials. You can read more about the challenge on my previous post.
My first tin is beaded using a technique I learned from Dustin Wedekind. You can read about it in his book, Getting Started with Seed Beads. I used a mix of Japanese seed beads in matte black, beige, and metallic gold. The circles aren't perfect. If I were to do this again, I'd be more careful about culling my beads before adding them. There is a flat metal piece in the middle that says "Congrats." This tin looks a bit like a beaded cupcake and would be a cute way to package a tiny gift (post earrings? charms? stamps?).
I've made beaded tins before, so for the second tin, I challenged myself to try something new. I covered the top with newsprint-style tape from Tim Holtz. I painted ModPodge over the tape to seal it and then used Amazing Glaze to seal it in a resin-like finish. I added the fountain pen tip to it. I'd never tried adding an item that wasn't completely covered in resin, so I was pleased with how it turned out. I painted the edge of the top with black paint and glued buttons around the rim. It looks like a tiny birthday cake. I can picture a writer using this to store paperclips on his or her desk.
Mmmm ... cupcakes and birthday cakes. Maybe I should have taken a snack break while working on this post!
I created this tin using a Katedid pendant bezel, diamond glaze, and Artistic Wire wire mesh.
Amazing Blog Hop Participants
Everyone who posted on her blog today about her tin (or sent me photos to post) is being entered into a random drawing for a tin—either one of the tins I decorated or a new, blank one (the winner's choice).
I'll announce the winner here by the end of Friday, June 1. Congratulations, Shelley! I'll be in touch with you about your prize.
- Michelle - Beads & Books - Hostess - see images on this blog
- Amy - Amybeads
- Brenda - B'Sue Boutiques
- Dawn - Morning Glory Beading
- Debbie - see images on this blog
- 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. - see images on this blog
- Robyn - A Ponderance of Things
- Shelley - Fabric of My Life
- Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
- Therese - Domestic Goddess Enterprises
- Therese - Therese's Treasures
Inspired by Today's Challenge?
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