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.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. E.T

    This is brilliant! LOVE it!

  2. misteejay

    What a super project Kim – it is lovely.

    Toni xx

  3. Janine

    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.

  4. Ali

    WOW!! That looks fab xx

  5. coops

    wow, fantastic art kim 😀

    xx coops xx

  6. CraftyC

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

  7. PetraB

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

  8. Gio

    i love this piece!so original and masculine!

  9. Helene

    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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