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Coffee tin pillars


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


  • 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.


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