We shall publish a step-by-step Tokreen project.
This will give you the opportunity to experiment with the application possibilities of Tokreen.
Project: Coffee tin pillars
YOU WILL NEED:
1 litre blackTokreen
2 x round wooden discs (27cm x 3cm)
2 x square wooden blocks (20 x 20 x 4cm)
3 x 750 gr empty coffee tins
2 x material/hessian strip (92 x 22cm)
Corugated (ribbed) cardboard
1 x wooden curtain ring (4cm)
Silk roses, flowers & leaves
Satin black spray paint
Mettalic paints: copper, gold & silver
Clear laquer spray
Enough river sand to fill1 coffee tin
Paint the wooden discs/blocks and coffee tins completly with a layer of Tokreen and allow to dry.
Attache the first coffee tin to the wooden block by painting the bottom of the tin and the top of the block with a thick layer of Tokreen. Press firmly together and then allow to dry. Fill the tin with river sand.
Paint the bottom of the second coffee tin and the rim of the first coffee tin with a thick layer of Tokreen and stick together. Cover the joint by attaching the hessian strip arround the tins using Tokreen.
Repeat step 3 with the third and second coffee tins, but attach the third coffee tin up side down onto the second coffee tin, i.e. rim on rim.
Paint the top of the third coffee tin and the bottom of the wooden block with a thick layer of Tokreen and attach by pressing firmly together. Allow to dry.
Measure the circumference of the tins and cut the cardboard to size allowing for a small seam of about 0,5cm.
Paint the tins and the smooth side of the cardboard and stick together by pressing firmly for a few minutes. Tie strings arround the carboard-covered tins to hold the cardboard in position until it sets. Remove the strings when dry. Paint the cardboard with Tokreen.
Dlilute 250ml Tokreen with 125ml water in a plastic bowl and mix well. Submerge the t-shirt material inthe solution and then work it with your hands to ensure optimal absorption. Wring out all excess fluid.
Turn the pillar on its side. Drape the t-shirt material aroudn the pillar like a shawl, bringing the ends to the pillar using Tokreen.
Paint teh silk rose, flowers and leaves with Tokreen and attach to the base of the pillar to finish it off nicely.
Once dry, turn the pillar upside down and also decorate this other side.
Paint the whole article with a final layer of Tokreen and allow to dry.
Paint the article in the colors of your own choice.