Thursday, 28 April 2011

Altered Tin for Try it on Tuesday

This week's theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is Altered Tins (sponsored by The Craft Barn), well I can't say I use much tinned stuff or when I do I don't keep the tins but when I tidied my room the other day I came across these nescafe tins that I keep my pens in on my desk. So I thought if they are sitting on my desk they may as well look pretty. For this one I cut some silver metal and embossed in, then painted it white with the new paper artsy chalk acrylic and when that had dried I spritzed it with glimmer mists. Again, let it dry and sand it. I then put eyelets in the ends and tied the 2 pieces together. No need to glue it or anything. It just sits around the tin. Add a butterfly and it looks so much better on my desk than the old brown tin used to.


  1. A very pretty altered Tin. I love the texture you got with the embossing on the metal. Such a nice decorative item to use on your desk.Don't forget to be included in the prize draw, you need to include a link to our sponsor "The Craft Barn" in your post. Thanks for joining us this week at Try it on Tuesday and have a lovely day. Angela

  2. Pretty and practical. Can't get much better than that. Lovely altering this week. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

  3. Great tin and so useful Thanks so much for joining us for the TioT challenge this week. xx