Sep 26, 2011

LESSology Challenge #2 Guest Designer: Roni Johnson


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 Our guest designer for Challenge #2: The trinket box is the talented Roni Johnson! :) 
Roni is a lifelong artist and the author of the daily rubber stamping and altered arts blog Ink Stains with Roni . She is also the author of Teach Yourself Visually Collage and Altered Arts - a technique-oriented book that encompasses a wide variety of projects, mediums and areas. Roni also designs for various manufacturers and retail companies in the rubber stamping and altered arts. When she isn't creating, she enjoys spending time with family on their small farm in rural Indiana, scouring various flea markets or antique malls for unique vintage finds, reading and pursuing her love of photography.


She shares a tutorial for this unique upcycled candy tin...


1. Sand tin to scratch up the surface to ensure a good bond.
2. Apply desired colors of Distress Stain to fabric scraps and allow to dry completely.


3. Adhere the fabric to the tin using Multi-Medium and foam brush. Let the tin dry completely.



4. Adhere vintage paper ephemera to Grunge Paper.



5. Die-Cut leaves, flowers Grunge Board/Paper and border strip from Foil Tape Sheet.
6. Add color to the leaves and flowers with the Distress Stain.  Color the foil border with Adirondack Alcohol Inks.
7. Affix raffia to the lid of the tin; top with stained leaves and stacked flower.


8. Finally finish off the tin by adhering the foil border strip to the tin and cover the top with a piece of black ribbon.
Supplies:Upcycled Candy Tin, Sandpaper, Fabric Scraps, Distress Stains - Ranger Industries, Multi-Medium (Collage Glue) - Ranger Industries, Foam Brush, Vintage Book Pages, Sheet Music, etc., Grunge Board; Grunge Paper; Chipboard; or something similar (for flowers & leaves),Tattered Florals & Tattered Leaves Dies - Sizzix, Nestabilities Border Die - Spellbinders, Foil Tape Sheets - Ranger Industries, Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Ranger Industries, Wonder Tape - Ranger Industries, Raffia, Black Ribbon
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Isn't this a totally unique box? Please leave a comment for our guest Roni. :)

Get your entries in for LESSology Challenge #2: The Trinket Box!  Challenge ends on Sunday, October 2, 11.59pm EST. Please read the challenge rules to ensure your eligibility for our prizes.

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wonderful work!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS box Roni! I loveeeeee it!! Welcome and glad you are with us this month! :):):):):):):):):):):)

artistamyjo said...

I love everything you create but this one shines!
Hugs

Elaine A said...

Hey Roni -

Awesome as usual. Trust you to make something unique from an old tin.

Elaine Allen

Linda said...

Roni this is wonderful! I love what you did with your box. That flower on top is fantastic! What a great idea to use fabric. I would never thought of that.

shari said...

What a great box and technique. Thanks for sharing. Shari (cricutrookie)

Vic said...

Fabulous!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super gorgeous Roni. So happy to have you guest designing with us. :)

Katy said...

That is really awesome!

Createology said...

When I saw the original tin I thought don't cover that up...Well! I am once again blown away with the talents of Roni!!! This tin is now F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.
Super gorgeous and ready for Autumn. Great job Roni!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is GORGEOUS!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous! Love the picture tutorial too!

Dee in N.H. said...

Another amazing piece by Roni!! You rock!

Lynn said...

this is gorgeous! I love the fall colors and never would have thought of using Distress Ink on fabric! I'll have to try it!

Vicky said...

WOW!!! You took a humble tin & transported it to a higher realm, & who else would have thought of changing the B&W fabrics by using the Distress stains...you are AWESOME!

Lynlee said...

I'm a huge fan of yours Roni! Love this project!

elle said...

What a very nice keepsake!

Kristy Tyra said...

Beautiful! My mom has "umpteen" different types of tins. We will have to try this!

Caroline said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Karen L said...

Beautiful result as always, and I have several really ugly tins that could benefit from such an alteration project!! Never thought to use fabric and Distress Inks..but love the result!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a fabulous and unique technique. Love how this looks!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

absolutely LUV this box ~ gorgeous colors :)

jeanie g said...

All of these designs are just wonderful. I have just the box to try out some of the inspirational techniques I've found here. xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh Roni, this is to die for!