Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Before and After

Just thought I'd give you a glimpse of how the tin looks before I get started, and what happens along the way.

Here's an example of one of my salvaged tin pieces - a little worse for wear, but tons of life left.

I grab all of my templates, think about what designs will look best with the tin and get started laying them out just so and tracing.

If I plan carefully, I can get a lot out of one piece with surprisingly little waste.

Finished and sealed, the tin is ready to start it's second life!


Tiedupmemories said...

Very cool! I love the added crystals too!

The Catnap Cottage said...

I wondered how you did that. Sort of like rolling out some dough and trying to get as many cookies as you can out of it! Your work is so lovely!!

Cottage In The Sun said...

I never thought of if that way - but you're exactly right! Maybe thinking about cookies will make it more fun on the days when I just don't feel like doing anything! Thanks for making me smile! :)

Anonymous said...

looks great! I've always loved the old tin ceilings. You do beautiful work!