Friday, 11 October 2013

Tin swap

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.


  1. I love your tin. love the colours and the arty feel.. and wonderful sentiment. (I too have a tin from a tin of mints from M&S. my son bought them to put in my christmas stocking last year cus he thought i would like the tin to alter. he didnt care if i ate the mints lol.
    Thanks for joining in Debs. x

  2. Brilliant colour and i really love the handmade cage (:o)

  3. I'm doing the swap too. Love the gorgeous blue colour and the stencilling and stamping.

  4. Fabulous project! Love the vibrant blue and the many textures. What glue do you use to stick your paper layers on with? x