The tattered baking tin was so tempting that I didn’t want to overshadow its natural rust and scratches with any paint.
I started out with a few Mechanicals Typewriter Numbers that became the points of interest in my work. They were glued down to the tin and then completed with a number of bigger and smaller Star Brads. I chose a round Mechanicals Washer as the focal element. Everything was fixed with 3D Gel which is the best adhesive for metal pieces. Next, I covered the metal tags with an abundant coat of Soft Gel and then glued portraits from the Ephemera collection face down and let them dry. To reveal the transfer I sprinkled the tags with a bit of water and soon removed the wet paper rubbing it gently off with my finger.
I stamped the tags with the Messy clear stamp that has a lovely handwriting pattern. I applied one more coat of Soft Gel on my tags to seal the pictures. I also added the symbol of sun and moon as the main element. To add some dimension, I used a starry stencil with 3D Gel which was applied with a palette knife.
To accent the 3D patterns, I painted them with a mixture of Soft Gel and Mica Powders. Then I applied a thin coat of such paint over the whole tin. Then I fixed the metal tags and the bottle cap to the tin adding another portrait in the cap.
To finish off, I embellished the background here and there with silver paint. I also added a pinch of Micro Beads on the tags. The idea of less is more worked perfectly here.
Have a delightful and relaxing weekend!