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Sacred Angel of Tuna

OK, so that's pretty crazy!
Actually, my project uses an angel and a tuna can!
This angelic diorama came to be due to my choosing of a pescatarian diet (vegetarian allowing fish).   I have been wanting to make dioramas but simply did not get around to it (that's a bad pun in the whole tuna can thing!)
Chicken of the Sea came to my rescue.
I cleaned the can and removed the label.  I painted the interior and around the rim with chalk paint tinted with interference paint.  While the paint was still wet I coated it with iridescent glitter.

I used a fancy cut angel from collage # 669 and created a stand so it would be 3 dimensional inside the 'heavenly sphere'.  
I cut a small piece of ruffled lace and folded it over to create a cushion for the base of the angel's stand.  I used E6000 to apply the lace securely.   I then covered the exterior of the can with flat lace and an overlay of ruffled lace sprayed and sprinkled with glitter.
I was thinking of tea staining a crown of larger cotton lace but I had a Delicata Metallic Gold inkpad beside me and thought what the heck...why not?  
I rubbed the ink onto the lace it looked great!  

I wanted it to make a more dimensional statement, so let one layer of  lace stand up off the circle and created a 'crown' of the gold inked lace as a focal point adding a pretty little flower.  The final gilding was a row of cup chain to shine and sparkle.
This was such a delight to make and I will make more for seasons and gift giving all year. 
tuna can
Thanks for visiting.  
Remember you have until December 30 to take advantage of sale prices at the store. AND to get your free gift with purchase (5.00 Value).
Happy year-end to all,
Jean and family


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