Monday, September 22, 2014

money box - piggy bank

Hi Hermine here. Saw this can with glues but it wasn't just a can but if emptied it serves as a money box. Couldn't resist it, and immedialtely thought of altering it. And it comes in very handy because in The Netherlands there is an awesome stamping event in april 2015 and start save up some money already is a very smart thing to do :o)




before photo

after photo of front and back

step 1: measure the can and cut a piece of cardstock at size. Spray some bistre on the cardstock and delute with water. Take a stencil and sponge with gesso. Beause bistre delutes in water it also reacts with the wet gesso, which gives these gorgeous muted grungy colours. Distress it with a paper kitchen towel so it looks even more grunge.
step 2: glue the cardstock around the can with miracle tape and finish it off with some washi tape. Put aside for a little.
step 3: stamp with Stazon Black the letters "savings" from the steampunk alphabet 5888 on a piece of cardstock and spray with some bistre mixed with water in a spray bottle. Punch out with an inchie punch. Give them some highlights with a Sharpie white.
step 4: stamp with Stazon black the pigs in basket large 9686 on a piece of cardstock, colour in with Lyra crayons and a waterbrush, using the same colours as used in the background and cut out.
step 5: Glue the letters on the back where the ends meet from top to bottom. Glue the pigs in basket at the front and make some shading around it with Lyra crayons and a waterbrush.
step 6: finish it off with a piece of string.

used materials
Lyra crayons
sharpie white
washi tape


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Savings you will need for the Art Specially Event 2015, Hermine :-)
And what an inventive altered tin, to put in your savings.
Greetings, Alie

Rika said...

Prachtig Hermine!