Tuesday 9 July 2013

Altered Tin

Hello and welcome back, dear crafting friends, readers and followers old and new!

Today I want to share a project with you I made for my very best friend, who is like a sister to me. As I know she loves all things that tell stories too, I decided to alter a tin that once held some X-mas candy and turn it into something "old" with a story to tell for her. (I will reveal the content of the box later ;).

So I first "dremeled" the blue and gold ornaments off the surface and gave it a
treatment with alcohol inks afterwards. Then I stamped some bird images onto the box some of which I heat embossed with "rust" embossing powder, others I stamped using black jet archival ink.

I dyed a piece of lace using DI "vintage photo" and glued it around the box to add some texture.

I also added some rust and patina acrylic colour tones for more interest. As embellishments I chose a brad and two chit chat stickers, which I covered with Distress crackle paint "clear rock candy". Done!

Some more close ups as usual ;)

Stamped images are from TJ Designs "Birds of a Feather" stamp set, chit chat stickers are Tim Holtz, alcohol inks used were "rust", "espresso" and "pewter" and the brad comes from My Minds Eye. Acrylic colours used are DecoArt Traditions "Phtalo green and blue" and "burnt siena".

I enter this project with SimonSaysStampandShow's "A little Stamping" challenge, as I only did a little stamping and the stamps I used were small too ;).

Thank you for stopping by and hugs,
die amelie x


  1. Hello Claudia...this altered tin is beautiful! It looks so old and rusted yet so gorgeous. Love the bird stamps and the bit of lace you've added around the lid to soften the look. The way you have embellished the top is so simple yet perfect. The top is not competing with rest of the box for your eye's attention. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Your friend is going to love it! <3 Candy

  2. WoW! Was für herrliche Farben, Motive und Strukturen! Sie machen das feine Döschen zu etwas ganz Besonderem, einem bezaubernden Blickfang.

  3. Wonderful alteration! Love all the rusty effects and the wonderful textures! Great idea also to crackle those chit chat stickers!Love it!

  4. A gorgeous tin Claudia, the rusty birds are beautiful and the finish on the words is so lovely. I am intrigued now as to what is inside this wonderful creation...... Hugs, Anne x

  5. Boah, das sieht sowas von genial aus. Toll gemacht, liebe Claudia

  6. Hi Claudia, love the altered tin, it's just perfect for adding tiny treasures in! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. Das sieht echt toll aus ... so richtig alt! Sehr schön gemacht!!

  8. Oh Claudia das ist einfach so unglaublich toll geworden!!!!!

  9. A fabulous altered tin, love the little birds and the aged rusted effects you have created.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. What a wonderful exterior - that rusted antique look is glorious, and I love all the tiny birds... can't wait to see what's inside!
    Alison x

  11. Ich finde es immer spitze, was du mit Rost machst!!!! Echt klasse!!!! Irgendwann muss ich das auch endlich mal ausprobieren.... :-)


  12. Stunning altered tin box! Your best friend is gonna love it for sure! Love the great texture and colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  13. As ever you work magic with alcohol inks Claudia. Love the transformation. Hugs, Jenny x


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