My lovely friend Louise (better known as Zuzu in the crafty world) is hosting an altered tin swap on her Facebook page.
I've never done an altered tin before but I have done many swaps over the years, so I decided to join in.
My tin is a small one, and once had mints in it from a well known department store, but now it is unrecognisable as the same tin.
The whole tin was sanded and covered in gesso, then layers of alcohol inks, acrylic paint, spray ink and UTEE were added, along with some stamping and stencilling.
The heart embellishment is one I made from papier mache.
Inside of the tin was treated the same as the outside.
The birdcage I made from some wire I had in my stash.