Monday, June 2, 2014

Time Captured



Hi everyone! I'm back to share a project using the Lodge Collection from the Robin's Nest. It is new and I simply love this collection!!! I can definitely see it being used for outdoor or Christmas themed projects in my future. :-)
For this project I used two empty snus tins that my son (I dislike that my son uses this stuff…insert motherly frowning face) was going to throw away and crafty person that I am knew I could alter them and turn them into something fun and this is what I came up with.


First off you will need the bottoms from both of the tins.


I used a fine tip black Sharpie to mark the holes on the tin by using the hinge as a pattern. Next I used the bottle cap hole punch to punch holes in the tin.


I made sure the hinge worked and brads would fit through the holes of the tin.


I gessoed both tins, let dry and then painted with Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint and once that dried I used Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint over the top of that.


Next I cut two 7 inch pieces of Natural Twine and adhered middle way on each side of the tin.


Next I cut a small piece of Forest Tree Specialty paper and a strip of Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock which I folded to give it a pleated look. Also both of these paper/cardstock are double side which means you get more bang for your buck. :-)


From the Lodge CutOuts Cardstock I cut one of the cards that has a clock on it. I roughed it up and inked the edges. I had this old watch that the paint was coming off around the edges  and didn't work any more so I wound up adding just a little copper stain to it to add a vintage feel to it. I punched a circle from the Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock and added beads and Beaches Dew/Tear Drops inside the watch face and adhered to the corner of the cutout.


I adhered the circle over the back of the watch and once dry I adhered the whole thing to the top of the tin.


To finish out the front I used a dew drop, sequin, buttons, ribbon, verbiage from Cassi's Creations. I also punched two leaves from the Wrap Glitter Cardstock and inked and crumpled before adhering to the corner of the watch face.


Side view of tin with hinge.


Side view with Natural Twine used as a closure.


I cut two pieces of Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock to fit the inside of the tin which I inked and the adhered to the inside. I didn't like the way it looked and I decided to add Natural Twine around the edges. To finish it off and cover the ends of the twine I punched out more leaves from the Wrap Glitter Cardstock and adhered to the corners and then topped off with an acorn button and a mini pine cone that I had received from a swap.


This could either be used as a tiny trinket holder or you could add some mini photos inside.
Since I have two lids leftover from these snus tins I wonder what I create with them??? Be sure to check back in the future and see what I create with these. ;-)



Supplies Used:

Robin's NestNatural TwineForest Tree Specialty paperMens Plaid/Compass Cardstock Lodge CutOuts CardstockBeaches Dew/Tear Drops, Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Sequins
Beads
Buttons
Leaf Punch
Ribbon
Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint 
Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint
Gesso
Chalk Ink
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Old Watch Face
Tim Holtz Hinge
Cassi's Creations: Verbiage Printable 

Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out the new Lodge Collection. There is sooooo many different crafty projects you can use it for…just remember that you are only limited by your imagination :-)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


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