Saturday, 19 November 2016

A manly challenge

The November challenge on the Canvas Corp Brands blog incorporates a metals, rust and mechanical theme. Since I love all things Steampunky, this is right up my street!

I have a collection of old coffee tins that currently hold my brushes and tools and were perfect for a bit of altering.

First I glued some wire, die cut gears and keyboard keys to the tin to create the design and then used gesso to cover everything. I added some areas of crackle paste and grit for texture, then started applying the colour.

13arts Cinnamon Latte and Cardamon Machiato paints formed the base colours. Over this I sprayed Tattered Angels Red Maple glimmer mist. I added some 7 gypsies rub-ons on top of the keys and then highlighted some areas of details with turquoise patina paint. I finished off with a light spray of Chalkboard Chalk mist.

Now I just need to alter the rest of my coffee tins to match!



  1. Really great project! Thank you for joining us at the "Movember" Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands this month!

  2. I love it.Thank you for playing with us at Canvas Corp Brands.

  3. Great project! L over the textures and coloring. Thank you for playing along with Canvas Corp Brands.

  4. Love this so grungy and gear-ie!!! Love the colors too great job! Thanks for playing along at Canvas Corp Brands!

  5. Awesome!!! Great job Thanks for being apart