Monday, 7 September 2009

Just because




Love this body cream in a variety of flavours but what to do with the tubs when emptied? Far to nice to just bin even into the recycling bin so i save them to keep bits and pieces in, but not very pretty left like that so am going to start 'doing them up'. This is the first liberally daubed with Alcohol ink,and the top of the lid covered with crackle graze (it did not crack). The leaf is in metal which was stamped on the reverse and the image drawn over with an embossing tool and the vains drawn in. The metal piece is then worked from the right side with the various TSS tools and finally cut out. A piece of wire has been wrapped round the edge of the lid and then swirled over the leaf on top a second piece has been attached coming over the top of the lid and then 'woven' back. More crackle over the wires to just help hold it in place.

No idea what to store in it, perhaps Kanban die cut leaves .....

11 comments:

  1. Wow what a great idea and I love the colours you have gone for :D

    X Amy X

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  2. This is awesome, Zoe! You made this into a gorgeous container!

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  3. Fantastic design Zoe, will have to keep mine in future - thanks for sharing xxxx

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  4. wow another amazing make hun you really love a challenge its great love cheryl xxx

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  5. Hi Zoe, thankyou for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments. I'm so glad to have found you too. Your work is lovely, especially these recycled boxes. The leaf on this is amazing.

    Lisax

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  6. Quite a stunning transformation Zoe! I must start to "think outside the box" about the outsides of boxes! xx

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  7. Hi Zoe

    This awesome and what a fantastic finish, it looks enemelled.

    I so love the way you show us lots of lovely messy techiques to try out, this one is a must for me.

    B x

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  8. Wow that is really special, what a clever & different way to transform a plasic tub.

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  9. Ooh Zoe this is great ! I've also got some moisturising cream tubs that I don't want to throw away. I think I've just been inspired to do something with them! Sue C x

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  10. Stunning altered tin. Love the colours and the leaf. Anesha

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