06 August 2013

Love Me Do...

I have a few hearts to share today...

I was playing with tin cans (....... coming soon to a magazine near you, but don't say I told you!!!), and I liked the result to much I wanted to use them on more projects. The inside of a baked bean tin has fabulous ridges, great texture! (other things may too, I didn't look! We have enough empty bean tins to last me hours without ever looking in another variety!)
I cut the tin initially with a pair of tin snips from the DIY store, but once the metal was bashed nice and flat, I discovered you can use Tonic scissors (the Tim Holtz ones) to cut the metal very easily. Just be careful, the edges will be very sharp!
I cut out some heart shapes, then coloured them with Vintaj patina ink. This is the red colour, Garnet. I edged them with a little blue paint, stamped them, then sanded the whole thing a little. Because of the ridges, the sanding works really well!
The hearts were than attached to a chipboard panel. I painted the panel with gesso first, then added smears of red (Dash Of Red) and cobalt....
I added a little stamping too!
As the hearts are metal, they need attaching securely. Strong glue would work, but I chose to use large eyelets. My cropodile went through both the metal and chipboard easily!
I finished by wrapping some wire around the panel, just to carry on the metal theme!
I thought it looked a little too shiny though, so toned it down a little with more Vintaj ink!
Some Chit Chat stickers added to the hearts gave me my title...Love Me Do!!
Have a great day!
Trish xxx


Suzy said...

This is just fabulous. Overnighte the.colours and the texture

Hope you enjoyed all the besns too!

Amanda said...

Trish absolutely fabulous!! If there has ever been (no pun intended lol) a reason to eat more beans this is it!!
Amanda x

Deborah said...

Look wonderful (and you get to eat baked beans - what's not to like :-)).

Nan G said...

Absolutely fabulous! is right! There's just something about playing with metal...love it. :)

Little Artbee said...

Great Recycling Idea, sooo beautiful. I love it very much. I also love the combination of Colours.


Caroline said...

Funny, I was looking at my empty chopped tomatoes cans the other day wondering.... (Great minds & all that - no yours is far greater as you go past wondering & do it).
Absolutely Love that red, LUSH!! Great use of metal wire again & well... Fantastic funky piece!! :))

butterfly said...

Fantastic... I've used old tin cans for altered storage, and old fizzy drink cans for die-cutting, but I've not cut up any tin cans so far... so this is fabulous inspiration. Looks so cool!
Alison x

Gez Butterworth said...

Brilliant Trish. What a clever idea :)