How You Getting On With Those Sardine Tins?

I’ve been altering sardine tins again, this time for a swap over at UKStampers. I loved the first one I did in April and this one was just as fun! I’ve called it ‘In The Frame’.

At the moment I’m just altering the inside of the sardine tin as I like the juxtaposition of a little unexpected world inside an everyday object.

The gent is from the Artistic Outpost Steampunk stamp set available from Quixotic Paperie.

If you are very sharp-eyed you might also spot the gears accessory stamp that comes with the Kraftin’ Kimmies Stamps Lavina stamp.

Now there wasn’t really a Steampunk theme running through my head when I made this, I was more focussed on the frame within the tin. But I have added a chain to the mica plate and rusted some of the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Sprocket Gears for the counterpoint to the framed man. 

I used newspaper and Gesso on the inside of the tin and added colour with ZIG Art and Graphic Twin.

Have a fun Saturday.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 28 May 2011 / 7:53 am

    This is brilliant! LOVE it!

  2. 28 May 2011 / 8:05 am

    What a super project Kim – it is lovely.

    Toni xx

  3. 28 May 2011 / 8:06 am

    This is fabulous Kim!!! Jo x

  4. 28 May 2011 / 8:16 am

    Fab project! So different! X

  5. 28 May 2011 / 10:16 am

    what a great idea and how great this looks, I don't like sardines, but I think i buy one too ☺ Have a great weekend, a big hug too You.

  6. 28 May 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Great piece. I am inspired! Have a great weekend.

  7. 28 May 2011 / 1:50 pm

    WOW!! That looks fab xx

  8. 28 May 2011 / 9:18 pm

    wow, fantastic art kim 😀

    xx coops xx

  9. 28 May 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Wow, this is stunning Kim. Amazing what we can recycle nowadays lol

  10. 29 May 2011 / 11:32 pm

    This project is awesome, love the idea with the frame within the tin.

  11. 4 June 2011 / 5:56 am

    i love this piece!so original and masculine!

  12. 5 June 2011 / 6:34 pm

    What a great idea…and to think just two days ago I had my hand on a can sardines at the market…I should have bought it!

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