23 Jun 2015

Altered packaging + Short Tutorial



Hello Friends ! I have something interesting to share with you all today .Its not a card and it has been on my to-do list for long.I have altered Mixed Media project .

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Here are few steps of how I altered it .

Steps
 You can see the original cylindrical container its top and bottom are tin while it has thick cardboard for body.
Step 1.Adhere lace around it.(Best way to use up the lace pieces)
Step 2. Add texture.You can use anything you like.I have used (over roasted ) rice grains,old buttons,jewelery pieces,a foam dragonfly.
Step 3. No photo for this step ! I painted the whole container (including top & bottom)with a mixture of black acrylic paint,white glue and ceramic powder.You can use black gesso.
Step 4 . After its completely dry ,give it one more coat of black acrylic paint.

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Step 5. While the paint is still wet dry brush metallic powders on it to highlight the textures .I used gold,copper,green n blue powders.

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 Step 6. Let it rest for few minutes and then coat it with gel medium to seal the powder and to bring in some shine.I used acrylic gloss medium. And your altered container is Ready for use :)



Did you like it ?

Linking it to :
Lessology : # 48 Lace it up 
 photo Challenge-48-Lace-up_zpsmznybxo2.jpg

Recycle,Repurpose & Re-Invent (I have recycled/Altered packaging)
Altered Eclectics - June Challenge (I have recycled/Altered packaging)
Anything but a Card : #48 Out and About  (Dragon fly represents outdoors)


31 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous work Pooja ..Its amazing how you have transformed the tin into a piece of beauty ..Thanks for the tute too ..I totally loved this :)

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  2. Pooja, really love how the metallic powders bring out the textures and the black gesso recipe is perfect !!

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  3. Can I have it? Its soo gorgeous!!! Love it!!

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  4. WOW love it Pooja. A small doubt why did you use ceramic to paint?

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. Absolutely adore it! Love that final coppery/metallic shimmer & it's a fabulous take on our LESSology challenge.....as always, Love seeing what you have created:):)

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  6. This is an awesome upcycled tin! How creative, love how you put this together - a real piece of art. Thanks for sharing the steps too!

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  7. Like it? I absolutely LOVE it , Pooja. Such marvellous textures. And rice grains??!!! Seriously? :) wow..
    . I still struggle with mixed media, although I'd love to try something like this. Thanks for this amazing, amazing inspiration.

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  8. this is awesome!! wow!! the transformation is beyond my imagination!! awesome work!!

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  9. This is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! You did such an amazing job!! What a fabulous upcycle project this is!! Awesome tutorial, too!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. How incredible, Miss Pooja! I just love everything about your project, and was surprised at what items were used to create a very expensive appearance! Thank you for the tip about using the powders on the paint. Really pretty! All your projects this month have been, typically, unique and oh-so-Pooja! I have missed visiting. I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

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  11. Gorgeous project! Love the metallic appearance. All the texture and embellishments look amazing!

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  12. Oh my. What a transformation! This looks amazing! Fabulous textures and I love the metallic finish!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

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  13. Lovely Pooja...mixed media is the "in" thing and you have done it here, lady! It's amazing how the metallic powders show thru the black layers of paint. I love the fact that you have used "found things" from our daily household to make something so beautiful! Keep it up.

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  14. wow ...so cute ..amazing job..

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  15. love the metallic finish pooja, nice tutorial to follow

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  16. Fabulous alteration pooja...loved the metallic finish ...TFS this tutorial !!

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous project! I love seeing the process photos, it's so interesting see all the fabulous elements you used to create that amazing texture! Stunning transformation! hugs :)

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  18. great project. thanks for playing in anything but a card

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  19. Very pretty altered project. Lots of lovely details. Thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  20. Miss recycling queen! :) Stunning project and i am constantly awestruck seeing these altered projects! Great work. :)
    Suchi xx

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  21. Amazing texture and use of found items. The flowers and dragonfly are wonderful. Thank you for playing along with Anything But a Card this month!

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  22. Lovely transformation and the metallic sheen is so perfect!!

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  23. That was so clever Pooja, using zari strip on the body of the container.

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  24. Really gorgeous! This is an amazing transformation!

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  25. Super cool and creative.... Love it!!!! Thank you for playing with us at LESSology :)

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  26. This is a beautiful bit of recycling. I love all the texture (never considered rice) and the lovely sheen of the metallic power. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and look forward to having you join us again.

    :) Chris / CS Designs

    Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Monthly Challenge
    Doodle Pieces Original Art by Chris Stern
    CS Designs - Original Digital Stamps

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  27. Oh Pooja this looks like a fabulous collectible from history, what an incredible tranformation :)

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  28. Oh wow! Couldnt have guessed this was the Fastrack tin box...what an awesome transformation!!!
    This looks like something Finnabair would make... :D

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  29. Hi pooja....
    good to go around ur blog and see ur posts. All ur projects are more n more charming. And this altered box is simply amazing. The step by step process and imagination. Hats off to u. I never imagined it wud be a fastrack box.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog

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  30. Lovely.. just so lovely.. !!

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