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Sizzix Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Hello everyone! Anna-Karin here with you today with a dimensional Easter project. Spring is coming and who would not want to receive some flowers that will always stay fresh, and in a pretty vase too.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

I had this idea of imitating an old enamel vase and decided to try it with foil tape, paint and stamps. It turned out real well. The vase was made with Eileen Hull's Watering Can die and the flowers with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Narcissus (Paperwhites) die. If you change the colours and the images, this project can work for any theme. Let's start!

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Cover a piece of mat board with a sheet of adhesive foil tape and die cut the Watering Can. This is an XL die, so you need the Extended Cutting Pads. The die both cuts and scores the material.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Paint the watering can with gesso, to give the paint a better tooth to adhere to.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

When the gesso is dry, paint with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Leave to dry.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Paint with Spun Sugar paint, or if you don't want to use pink, try yellow or light blue.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

When the paint is dry, carefully burnish and sand the watering can to reveal some of the metal and the paint layers under the pink paint. Always sand projects in a well-ventilated space.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Stamp images with Stazon Jet Black ink.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Paint the images with Distress Paint. I also added yellow flowers to the grass. Because the Distress Paint is quite thin, it won't cover up the stamped lines.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

I used blue for the bunny, but you can try another colour too. If you are not too happy with the look at this stage, don't worry. It will all be fixed in the next step. Leave to dry.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Sand the watering can again, focusing on the stamped images. This step distresses the images and makes them really look part of the background. Any paint mistakes will be hidden.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

As you can see, the sanding gives a really nice vintage look to the stamped and painted images. You can scruff them up as much as you want too, just be careful not to sand through the metal.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Use a strong adhesive to assemble the watering can. I used Wonder Tape.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Susan made a great video where she shows how to assemble the Narcissus flower. She used a coffee filter for the crown part of the flower. I decided to try crepe paper instead and coloured it with two shades of Distress Stain.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Die cut the petals from white smooth paper and give them some colour at the base with Pan Pastels. Die cut the crown from the crepe paper and colour it orange around the top edge. I coloured a piece of paper with green Pan Pastels for the leaves and another with yellow for the stamen. You could also use coloured paper. The Magnetic Platform works really well together with these dies, keeping everything neatly together.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Shape the flowers with Susan's Garden tools. Check out Susan's video to better see how to do this. Start assembling the flower.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

The flowers are so pretty and delicate and real easy to make. I used orange Flower Soft for pollen.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

For the stem, I twisted a piece of florist wire, making a little loop at the top. It was covered it with tissue tape. You could also use bright washi tape for a great effect.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Glue the stem to the flower with hot glue.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

I made a little sign for my sentiment with the Bloom & Plant Markers die, painted pink.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

If you want to, you can also cut larger leaves to tuck in among the flowers. I didn't, but I might add some later.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Enamel Watering Can by Anna-Karin

Tuck the flowers into the vase and give it to someone special, or keep it for yourself. There is also space for some sweets.

Thank you for looking at my tutorial! I hope you enjoyed it.

Happy Crafting!

Anna-Karin

 

 

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies



SurfacesSizzix Little Sizzles Cream Mat Board 6 x 13; Neenah Smooth Solar White Cardstock; Ranger - Metal Foil Tape Sheets; crepe paper | Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Spring Sprung; Hero Arts - Basic Lowercase Letters LL188 |Ink: Tsukineko - Stazon Jet Black |Paint: Ranger Distress Paint - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Picket Fence, Broken China; Pan Pastels - Orange, Diarylide Yellow, Bright Yellow Green, Permanent Green Shade |Stain: Ranger Distress Stain - Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey |Embellishments: Flower Soft - Bright Orange; Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Symphony Tissue Tape; Florist wire

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