Sunday 19 April 2015

Altered cocoa tin

Evening all... Three posts in one day..that must be a record for

Tonight I am bringing you an altered cocoa tin..and the bonus stills smells of cocoa! Lovely!

First I made a master board to cover the tin. I first painted the background CS with watered down pink Paper Artsy chalk paint. Then, I split a very pretty cocktail napkin into the three layers. I added PVA to the dried paint layer, then stuck one of the plain layers to the CS, added another layer of PVA and then, finally added the patterned layer of the napkin on the top with another layer of PVA on top of that. When it was all dry, I added a very, very thin layer of gesso over the top to tone down the pattern...(which was really quite purple at this stage.) I was pleased with my master board and want to share it on The Mirror Cracked blogspot.

I covered the cocoa pot in a layer of tissue paper (rescued from a pretty parcel some time back) and ensured the bare edge of the tin was well and truly covered. Once it was all dry I wrapped the board around the tin and covered it with more glue.

I then stuck a layer of lace around the top edge. Once it was all completely dry, I made a cluster of paper roses on a white leaf,  one large lilac one, one mauve one and one small white one...and finished it off with a tiny green rose bud and two pearl trims.

So.... I am now the proud owner of a new brush pot to store my brushes... So simple and pretty and in keeping with my idea for a country style craft room in my new house... 

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  1. How wonderful!! Love your masterboard and perfect use of it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Mirror Cracked Challenge this month.

  2. Such a pretty brush pot Elaine - it looks lovely.
    Toni xx

  3. Hello Elaine,
    First let me thank you for joining our Challenge this month it is appreciated, secondly thank you for correctly following the theme, and thirdly you have made a great masterboard and completed a creation which is not just useful but gorgeous as well.
    Sue ( The Mirror Crack'd Designer)

  4. Love the way you've made your Masterboard and the way you've used it to decorate the cocoa pot.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge with us at The Mirror Crack'd, Angela x

  5. Very clever :-) it will look very pretty in your new room. X