Posted: May 28th, 2020 by

Upcycling | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We have a new challenge running over in our Facebook group and the theme is Upcycling! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with some fantastic inspiration using tomato tins…


It’s time for my latest inspiration for Visible Image.

I had a look in my recycling box and this is what I found… an empty tin of tomatoes

In my studio I use the rather attractive Pizza Express passata tins to store lots of my crafting accessories including pens, brushes etc. I decided that I would decorate my tin for some more crafting bits.

I removed the label, measured the length and width of the tin (between the rounded end plates) and cut a piece of card. I added 1 cm onto the length of a piece of card for a small overlap.

I decided to use the eye from the See Everything stamp set

eye stamp | rubber | clear

and some art words from The Word Needs Art

art | creative | quote | stamps

I also added some extra “circles” using the stamp from my Guardian Angel set

guardian angel | stamp | dark | birds | circles

Once I got my stamps out I decided to also decorate one of my other tins so I stamped up 2 new “labels”. I stamped using Versafine Clair Nocture and clear embossed.

I added some extra circles using the stamps in the Guardian angel set.

I masked the eyes and added Brushos, rose red and violet to 1 label and Paperartsy Violetta Infusions to the other.

Then I removed the masks to reveal the whites of the eyes.

I coloured the pupils using glitter pens.

The clarity of Visible Image stamps really are second to none..

Finishing touches included white pen accents and glitter layer pen to some of the circles.

I then attached the labels to the tins using red line tape;

And here they are;

altered tins | stamping | mixed media | up cycling

altered tins | stamping | eye stamp | mixed media | up cycling

And also back in my studio already filled!

handmade desk pots | stamping

craft pots | handmade | stamping | altered tins

and one last shot

eye stamp | altered tins

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.

Bye for now,
Jane x

Wow these are so awesome! The brushos and infusions make stunning backgrounds for our eye stamp, and the pots look perfect filled with all your brushes and pens!

Thank you for this amazing challenge inspiration Jane ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


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