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Friday, July 09, 2010

Book review and giveaway: The Fine Art of the Tin Can

The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations 

I have four books on the topic of tin can art and metal art in general. At least two of them came to me from my daughter when she left tin behind in favor of stone, resin, silicone, and bondo.  Since they are just gathering dust in my library, I thought maybe some of you would like to have them.  So I'll be giving them away, one at a time, starting with this lovely volume called The Fine Art of the Tin Can by Bobby Hansson.

Although there is a section in the beginning of the book that covers some very basic techniques, this is really more of an inspirational book than a how-to.  With a minimum number of tools and materials, you'll be amazed by the assemblages, sculptures, jewelry, and functional pieces the included artists have created from the humble tin can.      

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Would you like to win a free copy of Bobby Hansson's book?  Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!  Deadline: July 19, 2010
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27 comments:

Karen Marsteller Myers Nash said...

How nice of you to share! I'm an assemblage artist currently working primarily in Styrofoam (keeping it out of the landfill, ya know), but have always loved metalwork of every kind. I have a substantial stash of tin cans awaiting inspiration, which this book might ignite!

Eileen Bergen said...

I know someone who will be interested in this. I'm sending Nichole your way ;-)

Anonymous said...

hey Cyndi,
this is NIchole. Eileen sent me

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

oh my !! I've been doing recycled arts & crafts lately. I would love to win this book :D
How lovely !

Alyice Edrich said...

I am always altering tin cans. Would love to win this. By the way, enjoyed your site. it was my first visit today.

Wax Beach Artist said...

I like to do recycling art projects with my 10 grand-children and we are always looking for new projects. Thank you..you have a very fun blog.

Regan Tomlin said...

This is a really cool book that i have never seen before :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Shari said...

My husband and son would love to work on recycling some of our tin cans. What a great give away. How cool that you are offering to share the wealth. Thanks for the opportunity to gift my guys.

Hugs, Shari

rush8888 said...

i haven't ever considered working with tin or other metals. i am a paper-person. so, why not? the two can be combined... i KNOW it!

Carole said...

Very nice of you to give away this book. I'd love to have it.

Kalei said...

I love being inspired by the many different and unique styles of art. I thought your use of the motherboard to make a journal "cover to cover" was amazing! thanks for such wonderful ideas.

Margo said...

I love to craft and be "green" this book looks like a great way to keep that up, what a nice giveaway. Lots of luck to everyone.

Michelle said...

I've been looking for this book! Good inspiration for a friend's wedding decor!

Tina Festa said...

I have just started to create using tin cans!!!
Ciao!

Vinnie Thorpe said...

I'm always looking to create art from recycled treasures.

Dee said...

I am always looking for cheap or less expensive ways to use the things around the house since I live on a fixed income but love to make things and stay creative. This would be a wonderful way to help me come up with ways to recycle the things that I would have to throw away. I am trying to live greener these days. Hugs, Dee Dee

Eileen Bergen said...

I'm delighted that Nichole came over and entered. If she wins, please e me for her contact info.

Hope she wins ... hope she wins ...

deanna6546 said...

Wow - thanks for an opportunity to win something so useful to us Trash Crafters. I've always stuck with the basics (punched lights, etc) and would love to get some inspiration for new forms.
Deanna

Barbara said...

Wow, how kind of you! I would love to have a book that inspires tin can art.

Hugs XX
Barbara
http://barbara-moorewhimsies.blogspot.com

Suella said...

What an exciting book! I hadn't come across it before. Many opportunities to try new approaches. Thanks for the chance to win something which will certainly be used and useful this summer.

Dee said...

What I think would be most fun about this book is that I can remember my mom doing art with tin cans...I wonder if any of her techniques/projects will be in this book? Cool!

O, just so you know, I was sent here my Aileen from Outside the Margins.

Shaima812 said...

What i lovely creative book
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Carl said...

What a great book for my collection!!Pick me, pick me!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

ButterflyLion said...

Thanks for the giveaway. It would be fun to win the book!

Muriel said...

What a great book! I have 2 bags of different cans that I've been saving for projects I don't even know about yet. Thanks you for the review and the opportunity to receive this.

Laurel said...

I remember being fascinated by a woman who used a torch to cut designs in tincans to make lanterns and candle holders...is this in any of the books? I would like to explore this...Laurel veraloe@gotsky.com
(by posting a comment does that enter me into the giveaway or do I have to sign up somewhere else?)

Cyndi L said...

Don't worry Laurel, you're entered! This book covers snips and other hand tools, not torch work, sorry.

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