Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Altered Tins

I have been busy working lots of overtime, but in between work, I have managed to complete a few projects!!!

The paper collection I used for the above tin was the "Once Upon a Springtime Collection" by Graphic 45. The tin was sanded then painted with acrylic paint before attaching the papers. I also stamped on turquoise tissue paper, and used Mod Podge to attach the tissue stamped images to the top, insides and bottom of the tin. Other embellishments used were K & Company stamp stickers from one of their older lines. A silver paint pen was used on the arched area here and there, dry brushed acrylic paint over all paper edges and around the stamps on the top of the tin for a shabby effect. I coated the tin several times with the matte Mod Podge to finish it up.

The same basic process was used on the above tin. The paper collection used was Kioshi by Basic Grey, Kioshi/Pieces embellishments, K & Company Susan Winget Butterfly cut from the borders embellishments for the top of the tin.

I am still working on the tin above, I used older papers from my stash that I have long since forgotten who even made them!! I used Studio 112 (K&Company) set of 4 button stamps for the top image on vintage newspaper print. That section of paper was aged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

This is the Before.....Not to promote this product by any means, but so you will know how the tin started out...these would have ended up in the landfill...but now they will get used for little bits and pieces of who knows what!!! Coins, Mints, Meds.........Treasures Maybe?????


Donna said...

I love to decorate tins, just haven't done any in a while. In fact someone ask me if I was doing it, this lady has bought weveral of tinds I've altered.
I love the papers you use they are very pretty!!!

Nan said...

Hi Patti...I really like your tins. They turned out so well. I enjoy reusing things like that too. I fell in love with that Graphic 45 line. Had to get all the bits and pieces that went with it. Thanks for showing how you did it. You've inspired me today! :) Nan

Eileen said...

Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I just love how you related to my bell bottomed girl! I'm having fun with my "girls" but she's definitely my favorite.

Your tins are beautiful! I tried altering an Altoid tin once but it sure didn't look like this. They're really pretty!

Jann said...

LOVE your tins....
Thanks so much for the "followers" advice...going to go see if I can do that right now...:o) Thanks again somuch.
Jann Neiers

Nancy said...

Ohhhh ... these are wonderful!!

lori vliegen said...

your decorated tins are fabulous!! i love the papers you've used......and all of your little touches are perfect!! :))

Deborah March said...

Oh so very VERY lovely...beautifully layered look!

Deborah (visiting from