Thursday, 2 August 2018

Tea Tin Revamp

We're starting the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils today and the lovely Cec is our hostess for the month. Cec has chosen Grunge/Industrial for this month's theme, here is what Cec has to say:

Create a mixed media project with some stamping and/or stenciling that puts off a very industrial and grungy vibe - be sure to include lots of metal and texture.

Now grunge and industrial are not my bag at all so this one had me going round in circles for a while. Then I spotted my tin in the kitchen for my tea bags which has been needing a revamp for a long time.  

I removed all the original decoration but left the base card board and this would be good to glue on to. 

Next I grabbed some Smoothy card and a couple of embossing folders and embossed the card, then gave it a coat of Matt Medium to protect it. 

 While the glue was drying I picked out the Alcohol ink colours I wanted use to change the colour of the actual tin.

 Now back to the embossed card, and I gave it lots of layers of Fresco Finish paints using a baby wipe. Sage works so well with the steel greys.

To add definition I used Slate Fresco Finish around the edge and Toad Hall, which is a really deep, mossy green.  

The four panels were also give the same treatment.

Once the lid panel was glued in place I then used a PaperArtsy stencil to add the word tea. 

 All the panels were glued into place and then I added some random stamping using Archival Watering Can ink.

 The stencilling worked really well on the embossed card.

 You can see the green of the Alcohol inks on the tin in the above photo.

Some more random stamping with Arhcival ink.

The last panel with more stamping with Watering Can Archival ink.

A simple project which now has pride of place next to my kettle and looks really smart.

The rest of the team have created some fabulous projects for your inspiration, do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils for a look !


  1. Great transformation. Love the colours you've used and the texture from the embossing. Unique and personal and I suspect the tea will even taste better....LOL x

  2. What a great revamp - love it. Its always good to honor tea such an important part of life!