21 December, 2017

Gold Tin Journal by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone. I have been using Megs Garden Alchemy 101 papers.
I feel they are simply wonderful. There are so many pictures to cut out and use.
Recently my son celebrated his 21st birthday at Luna pack, Sydney.
 I wanted to make a keep sake book and tin to store the fun day in.

Megs garden has a lot of metal embellishments to decorate with. Using a tin I already had I glued brass corners and a scroll on the lid. Then using a clock I layered it onto the brass scroll. Layering metal embellishments gives depth to your projects. I glued a small gold photo frame onto the plastic lid.

I embossed gold tin and rubbed the surface with black and blazing red StazOn ink.
The cute lock was glued on to the side.

I made a book using the Alchemy 101 papers and bound it with a metal spiral.

I decorated the pages of the book with the Alchemy 101 pictures.

This is the inside of the tin. I used the Luna park ticket stub and inked the edges to make it look dated. I tried to use pictures and items to represent my son. For example the mini compass shows that he is always off exploring the world.

Thanks for looking at my latest project. Have a happy and safe Christmas followed by a wonderful new year.

Megs Garden

My Stash
Metal tin
Gold photo frame


  1. Wow Meridith,so unique,awesome creation!.

  2. What a wonderful project for a special occasion, love it