Saturday, 28 May 2011

How You Getting On With Those Sardine Tins?

I've been altering sardine tins again, this time for a swap over at UKStampers. I loved the first one I did in April and this one was just as fun! I've called it 'In The Frame'.

At the moment I'm just altering the inside of the sardine tin as I like the juxtaposition of a little unexpected world inside an everyday object.

The gent is from the Artistic Outpost Steampunk stamp set available from Quixotic Paperie.

If you are very sharp-eyed you might also spot the gears accessory stamp that comes with the Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps Lavina stamp.

Now there wasn't really a Steampunk theme running through my head when I made this, I was more focussed on the frame within the tin. But I have added a chain to the mica plate and rusted some of the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Sprocket Gears for the counterpoint to the framed man. 

I used newspaper and Gesso on the inside of the tin and added colour with ZIG Art and Graphic Twin.

Have a fun Saturday.



  1. This is brilliant! LOVE it!

  2. What a super project Kim - it is lovely.

    Toni xx

  3. This is fabulous Kim!!! Jo x

  4. Fab project! So different! X

  5. what a great idea and how great this looks, I don't like sardines, but I think i buy one too ☺ Have a great weekend, a big hug too You.

  6. Great piece. I am inspired! Have a great weekend.

  7. WOW!! That looks fab xx

  8. wow, fantastic art kim :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Wow, this is stunning Kim. Amazing what we can recycle nowadays lol

  10. Great creation, so original, super!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  11. This project is awesome, love the idea with the frame within the tin.

  12. i love this piece!so original and masculine!

  13. What a great idea...and to think just two days ago I had my hand on a can sardines at the market...I should have bought it!


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