Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Paper Fun with Cynnie

Cynthia's Galerie 46 is featuring some hand-painted papers this week; I've printed one of her freebies to use on an Altoid tin.   (Her post today features even more greens--beautiful green prints--and a link to a wonderful interview of Cynthia in another blog,)   I told Cynnie that I would be using one of her first green papers, but I wasn't sure how.  This is how:  First I printed the pattern I wanted on a piece of cardstock.  I then cut it to fit the bottom edge of the tin, as well as the lid and the inside. After spraying the tin lime green,   I applied the printed cardstock with Glossy Accents and used the crackle GA as the top coat. (This took longer than expected because we've had temperatures in the 90's and humidity levels much higher than normal.  The paint and the Glossy Accents required an overnight drying time.)  This morning, I added some black trim and two diecuts (Memory Box die) to the lid, finishing with a black Prima flower.



Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful Evelyn. The papaers of Cynthia are fabulous, I have seen them.
Lovely greet

Sue said...

Oh WOW Evelyn, (I also saw these papers on Cynnies BLOG).
You have made a work of Art here this tin box looks exquisite. I love the dramatic Black Rose against the Lime Green; it is stunning.

Anneke said...

Beautiful tin! I'm intending to use the beautiful paper too but I'm much slower :)

Lisa Gordon said...

This is the prettiest Altoid tin i've ever seen Evelyn!
So nicely done.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

OMG...you have outdone yourself Evelyn..I LOVE this tin...I especially love the shot opening to the inside and there is the maze...just a fabulous project...you had me talking to myself outloud:):)
you KNOW I will be featuring this beauty don´t you!!!!and ohhh I love the fresh summery look of the blog colors...thanks for being the highlight of my day...really...it was such a nice surprise:)