Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tin is in! SDC197

I'm hostess this week for the SDC197 challenge.  I am challenging you to use some form of tin in your artwork.  Consider incorporating craft tin, tin tape, an Altoid container, a repurposed tin can or any tin object to incorporate with your stamping.
Put on your "tinking" caps and join us in this challenge to have a chance to win some Stampotique stamps.

 My entry for this tin challenge is an assemblage art doll that I created for a friend.  I've included a variety of tin objects and three Stampotique stamps.

I began with a block of wood.  I cut a paint brush and a couple of chopsticks for limps and painted them accordingly with acrylics.  I added beads and a hand painted tin hand from Oaxaca Mexico.  I applied metal tape to one side of the doll that is buffed with Stazon ink. 

Amy Wilson Wellenstein "Femme Collage"  provides inspiration for the face. The image is glued behind the glass lid of a tin container.   Amy's "wish" stamp is stamped on tin scrap with Stazon and nailed to the wooden base.  A tin heart is glued in place.   My collage definition stamp is used to add a little texture to the doll's edge.  I predrilled small holes to accommodate wire attachments for limbs glued with E600.  I used to make assemblage
dolls with my fifth grade students.  It was fun to revisit this project with the addition of Stampotique stamps.

I hope your enjoy my tinny challenge!


  1. Wow! Love, LOVE, love your doll Janet ♥♥ She's incredible! Doesn't she look PERFECT sat on your shelf. Clever xxx

  2. This is amazing Janet, she looks wonderful and it's so clever xx

  3. This is perfect! I love your art doll, it's so cool.

  4. I love this doll Janet, thanks for a fab theme! xx

  5. So cool, love it! Thanks for a fab challenge :)
    Wishing you and the Doodles a lovely weekend xx