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Angel brings hope for a New Year by Jen

I don't know what it is about angels but I love to create with them. Today I am bringing you a sweet little ornamental tin. This could certainly be made as a Christmas ornament, but I think I like it better as a hope-filled symbol for a bright New Year. The use of the silver tin and silver and gold accents to me, represents the old/new, just like the song.

Empty tin
Tissue paper - from my stash
Paper napkin - from my stash
Matte medium
Angel collage sheet from AP ( I shrank the images down)
Misc. floral from my stash
Glass micro beads
Shimmering watercolor
Misc. jewelry findings and pieces for charm
Clear acetate die cuts from K and Co.

My starting point. I get out anything I think I might use. I don't end up using it all, but I like my options. LOL

Using matte medium, I am now covering the inside of the tin with a paper napkin (I use the colored top layer of the napkin only, it acts like tissue paper).

Here you can see how delicate the paper napkin layer is. I have a small hole but no worries

See, I just used some pretty rose gold tissue paper to cover the hole and then used some more inside the rim. I then trimmed it off. Next I cover the top of the tin with the paper napkin, using matte gel medium.

Here I have added the covered top of the tin, to the back.

Here is a view of the inside, where you can see the lovely angel image and the Dewdrops

Here is the top piece decorated and added to the back of the piece. I have used the same tissue paper and paper napkin as used on the inside. I also fussy cut the bow image from the same angel collage sheet and then used some shimmering watercolor over the top to age it up a bit.
Next I used an awl and punched a hole in the bottom of the tin. I used a jewelry finding, pushed it through and used E6000 to secure. Once dry, I trimmed the metal off  so I have just enough to make a small loop for attachment of the charm.

Before I make the loop though, I punch the metal through the ribbon so I don't have to do any cutting or piecing of ribbon. I now glue the ribbon down to the remaining silver edge of the tin and tie a bow up top. I make the loop in the wire and attach the charm.
Here it is finished. It's just sitting on a shelf at this point, but you could go further and make or buy a small metal hanger or even attach a loop of matching ribbon to hang it from.

Here is the finished back side (the original tin top)

Another angle.
Well, that's it for me!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Holiday Season and have celebrated with your loved ones.  I, for one, am looking forward to the New Year!
Until next time.
Jen @ Dog-Ma Studio


  1. A wonderful project that wamrs the heart! Thanks for sharing yor creativity with us.

  2. Jen this is just darling! Love the dangle at the bottom.


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