1.04.2009

Grunge Meets Glamour - Uptown Tin Barrel Purse

ETA: you need to head over to papercrafts by rach for some yummy blog candy!!!

Glitter and grunge times 10! I can't believe it's finally done! I'm going to include a bunch of photos today, but it really looks better in real life :)

I started with a pre-painted tin purse I picked up from Wal-mart LAST Valentine's Day season. It had a horrible painted graphic of hearts, so I sanded it lightly and applied some white acrylic paint.

Yeah, it was like that for about 9 or 10 months (I'm so bad). Finally, I picked it up off the shelf and worked into the wee hours of the morning!


The main focus is the paper (of course!) and it is Uptown Girl from The Angel Company. I used PVA and Mod Podge to affix the paper.

Then started painting & inking different areas to grunge it up. I even mixed in some pink glitter w/ the Mod Podge on parts of it. There is glitter everywhere in my studio... even on the fur-babies!

I LOVE how the hardware turned out. Originally it was all bright and shiny... not anymore! :)





I used a TON of different products, so if there is something specific, just ask and I'll try to figure out who manufactures it!

I know there is stuff from MM, Melissa Frances, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Heidi Grace, Bazzill, AMM, WeR MM, Creative Imaginations, Doodlebug, etc.


I don't know what I'm going to put inside of it yet, but when you combine the sentiments of the tags on the handle and the side, they say: create... pure... passion.


I felt like that when I was really getting into parts of this piece... passionate. I didn't want to go to sleep... I wanted to just keep going... I love it when that happens.


It makes you feel like you really are creating something meaningful... art.

What is your favorite part of this piece?


What do you think?

25 comments:

Diana said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS!!! you did an awesome work here!! you're sooo talented my friend!!

Love,
Diana

Anna said...

My daughter would go crazy for this! I don't blame ya for waiting a year to make it, I picked up a advent house at Target 75% off and I plan on making it next Nov! LOL! I think my favorite part is the piece where it has the pure passion together. Great job on this!

Sarah said...

Love it, Barb! I don't think I have one favorite part. I just LOVE all your layers of embellishments. Everything about it is just great. I want to be able to pick it up!

Sarah G.

Lisadwb said...

You are Rockin'!! I love it. I really wanna touch it- you know like when there is a sign that says "Do Not Touch" and you reeeeaaaallly need to touch it!?!
Great job!!

dianets7 said...

What nice tins!

Love them!

StampinCarol said...

All I can say is WOW! It's truly fantastic!

Cynthia said...

Barb,
I love the layering look. I wish I would add more to my projects, but when I see what you have made, it encourages me to try it. I love how you combine colors and textures. Simply Beatiful!!

Cynthia

Trudy Osborn said...

I am with Carol! This is so overwhelmingly gorgeous my first thought was "WOW!"

inkmistress said...

I LOVE THIS! It's so Goth-Glam! just like me! LOL!!!

Christina

Heidi said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I am in awe- what a beautiful art piece.

Jackie said...

Wow, I think it's beautiful! awesome work and I love the colors!!

Amanda said...

Wow it's beautiful.

Pat (mspfd) said...

How Cool! Great job.

Angela K said...

You are on FIRE! WOW that is such a cool project!!

Susan said...

Wow. What a lot of detail you added to this.

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

Barb - this is so gorgeous! The details are fantastic - thanks for all of the pictures. rita w

Bridgett said...

That is incredible! My favorite part? How could I choose? I love the papers, the bling, the tafs. It's just awesome! Love it!

Seleise said...

what an amazing piece of art! You are so talented! I love this and glitter with mod podge - awesome!!!

CREATE=FUN said...

oh wow!!!
great work.

Ellie said...

Just amazing! Love your colors and all of the little details!

Aija said...

You ask me what I think! Have to say I do not have words!!! This is something so so great that can not describe... there is so many details that it takes time to even recognice them all. You have done such a great piece of art!
Hugs,
Aija

Debra Hensley said...

Love, love, love it! so creative! Love the layers, textures and embellishments. I can tell you put a lot of yourself in this creation. Great job!

Suzanne said...

I love the whole thing. and boy can I say it is so your style!!! Once again, you've created another great piece.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic! Love what you did with the tin. Great colors and accessories. TFS!

Toni said...

Barb this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I can't stop looking at it :)