Monday, 25 May 2020

Upcycling a tomato can for Visible Image

Hello it's time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image.
We have a new challenge running for the next 2 weeks over on the Facebook customer page. The theme is up cycling.
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 See everything
and some art words from The word needs art

I also added some extra "circles" using the stamp from my Guardian angel

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;

And also back in my studio already filled!

and one last shot

I would like to enter my up cycled tins into the following challenges;

Creative artiste 2/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafting friends 2/3 anything goes
Sweet stampin 1/3 anything but square

All the Visible Image links are listed below

Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular world wide. Do check out the Facebook LIVES and videos where you will be able to see lots of the samples we have been making with the new release in the flesh!

Their Instagram page can be found here

Pinterest here

And once again the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.

The up cycling challenge runs until  June 7th over on Facebook, with some really generous gift code prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Back soon,

Stay safe and stay creative,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. wow, those tins look stunning!

  2. Great repurposing, JAne, they look amazing! Jo x

  3. Those tins are gorgeous! I love upcycling my tins... this will be a fun challenge! Love it! Victoria

  4. What a great job Jane, they really are wonderful ... always such much detail in your work!
    Enjoy your week lovely,
    V x

  5. Wonderful! Now I'm going to have to look through my recycle bin so I can follow your example. Thanks for the idea!

  6. OMGosh Jane, your upcycled tins are just amazing! xx

  7. Wow! Eye love your upcycled tins, they look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. Wow! Very dramatic and "eye-catching"!!

  9. I love your recycled tin project! So artistic! I wish I had eyes with rainbow colors like that.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Oh wow these altered cans are so much fun! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  11. What an amazing transformation to your tins. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  12. What a fantastic idea and I love the design. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.


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