Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shiver Me Tin-bers!

This tin was so fun to make, I jumped in with some experiments and loved how it came out!  Summer eventually gets me excited about Pirates and they come hand in hand with Mermaids.  So naturally I ended up with this  swashbuckling Pirate/Mermaid theme.  Oh it's so fun, I am really excited to share!
Crystal LacquerGem Particles, Color Crystal LacquerGlass TilesJewelry Finding, medium milk tin, StazOn stamp ink-jet black, Ship and mermaid rubber stamps, Rusty Pickle Pirate coupons, seashell stickers, key stickers.
First I selected my materials and decided how I wanted them arranged.  Next I stamped my images directly on the tin using StazOn Jet black ink.  It stamps on EVERYTHING!

 Next I arranged my stickers inside the Jewelry Finding and sprinkled in some Peacock Green Gem Particles, filled it with Crystal Lacquer and set it aside to dry for a few hours.  I also stuck 2 key stickers back to back to make it double sided and covered it with Crystal Lacquer letting each side dry before coating the other side.

While I waited on those I colored my stamped images using the Color Lacquer, I am pretty sure I used almost every color in every set!  It was fun to use the Glitter colors on the Mermaid tails.

I filled in the skull and swords of the Pirate  Flag with Clear Crystal Lacquer and once all the lacquer had dried, I started to attach my paper pieces with the Clear Crystal Lacquer
I punched a hole in the lid of the tin with my Crop-a-dile and attached it , the  Jewelry Finding and the key with some pieces of string.  Using the Clear Lacquer  I attached a small square glass tile over the X on the Treasure map to highlight it.  Then I added bubbles to the empty space around the swimming mermaid.   I waited for it to dry, and VOILA!
(Click on the photos to enlarge them)

I hope you enjoy this project!  Be sure to check out my blog, Whimsykins, I love sharing ideas, and I dabble in all kinds of fun stuff.
Avast, ye skervy, land loving, knaves

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