Fairy Altered Tin By Suzanne Saupe Hudson Jets Altered Arts Team Designer Can one mix vintage

and a whimsical fairy together? That’s what makes altered arts so much fun….no rules!! The cover was removed from this tin and used as a base for the angel and fairy. The inside of the tin faces the back, and is decorated with a paper ribbon angel; the bottom of the tin is the front, upon which sits the whimsical fairy. The directions are long, but I think the outcome was worth it. Hope you do too! Supplies: Altoid mint tin Bryony fairy stamp (Fairie Song Art Stamps) Inkadinkado Flower Swirl clear stamps (Dimensions Crafts LLC) Ancient Page Coal Black ink (Clearsnap) India Ink Black (Stewart Superior Corporation) Distress ink pads (Ranger) Tattered Rose Tea Dye Aged Mahogany Broken Chain

Golden Fluid Acrylic paints (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Turquoise (Phthalo) Cerulean Blue Primary Cyan White Gesso Jacquard Lumiere Paints (Rupert, Gibbons & Spider, Inc.) Halo Blue/Gold Pearl Magenta Prismacolor pencils (Newell Rubbermaid) Lime Moss Green Peacock Blue Hot Pink Jasmine Burnt Ochre Dark Umber Mahogany Red Pink Rose Rose Rain Sakura Gelly Glaze pens (Sakura/Japan) Green Brown Blue Glitter (Art Institute Glitter, Inc.) Transparent Key Lime Art Institute Adhesive (Art Institute Glitter, Inc.) Copic Sketch Black marker (Copic/Japan) White matte cardstock (Stampland) Heavy chipboard or cardboard Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal Glue (Duncan Enterprises) Perfect Paper Adhesive (US ArtQuest, Inc.) Diamond Glaze (Judi Kins) Delta Ceramcoat Gloss Varnish (Delta Technical Coatings, Inc.) Charmed Phrases (Making Memories) Small silver star (unknown) Metal butterfly (unknown)

Small glass jar with beads (unknown) Small metal music note (unknown) 2 paper flowers (unknown) 1 small brad (unknown) Scrap silver fiber (unknown) Angel ribbon paper (unknown) Mounting tape (Scotch 3M) Piece of old sheet music Scissors (Fiskars) Make-up sponges and/or paint brushes Instructions for Fairy Tin: 1. Burn tin over hot coals in grill (this removes the shiny, slick surface). If you cannot do that, sand well, and paint with 2 coats of gesso. 2. Paint the entire tin using the Golden and Lumiere paints. 3. Use a soft paint brush to paint the entire tin with varnish. Let dry at least 20 minutes. If desired, paint a second coat. Let dry thoroughly. 4. Use a make-up sponge to apply distress inks to the sheet music. Tear to fit inside of tin and glue in place with Perfect Paper Adhesive. Glue angel ribbon and music note to sheet music. Insert brad through both flowers. Use mounting tape to adhere to tin. 5. Use the India Ink Black to stamp floral images onto tin bottom, sides and base of tin. Let dry. 6. Glue charmed phrase and butterfly to tin base using Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal glue. Instructions for Fairy stamp: 1. Stamp fairy image onto white cardstock using Ancient Page Coal Black ink. 2. Color as desired using colored pencils. 3. Glue image to a heavier chip board or cardboard.

4. Cut fairy image out and trim. 5. Color back of fairy image and around entire image with black Copic marker. 5. Cover entire fairy image with Diamond Glaze. Be sure to poke any air bubbles with a pin or toothpick. Let dry at least 48 hours. 6. Glue silver fiber to wing of fairy. Apply the Art Institute glue to open areas of the fiber and apply the glitter. Set aside to dry. 7. Glue small star to top of fairy’s head. 8. Use dimensional tape to adhere fairy to tin. 9. Glue completed tin to the base tin using the jewelry and metal glue. WHEW! We are done! I hope the directions were not too hard to understand! I was thinking this project would make a nice gift, but after all this work, I just may keep it all to myself!

Suzanne Saupe

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