Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Altering Tins at Try it on Tuesday

Yep, it's an alter it week at Try it on Tuesday and the lovely Pat set us the challenge of altering a tin. I've been meaning to alter this one for a couple of years now so decided to get on with it!

I painted round all the edges with gesso then cut mirror board to fit the flat sides which I then ran through the cuttlebug. After sticking them in place I painted the whole thing with black acrylic paint and when dry rubbed it down with emery paper.  A bit of sticky tape on top to finish it off and here it is

A box for my promarkers

Not my idea unfortunately but one I nicked from a fellow teamie, Neil.  Thanks Neil, it's a great technique!

For more inspiration from my fellow teamies pop over to Try it on Tuesday and have a look at their altered tins, and don't forget we have a brilliant sponsor this week

Who are offering a £15 prize.

They have a fantastic alterable section over at their shop so if you havn't got any tins knocking about, take a looksee what they have to play with!

Have a great week
x Michelle


Debs said...

Really like the tin, and it's useful as well. Hugs Bee

Neil said...

Fab tin Michelle! Perfect for your markers.
The bookplate die I used on my tin is the oval alterations tag and plate set. The foil was attached to card and I used a Ten Seconds Studio embossing wheel to add the texture around the edges before aging with black paint.
Have a great day, whatever you are doing.

Meggymay said...

Love your tin Michele, a real classy, striking decoration.
Hope you all had a good Easter. xx

Netty said...

Terrific alteration Michelle, Annette x

PatR said...

Really useful and very attractive tin Michelle I love it. Hope all is well with you and yours xx

craftimamma said...

Great idea Michelle. Love the sanded embossing. It's very effective.

Lesley Xx


Love this altered tin Michelle, it looks great, and it's useful too.The sanded embossing is really effective on the black background - it looks like antique metal.
Thanks so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog Michelle - it's lovely to hear from you. Have a happy weekend - Sylvia xx

Sarita said...

What a fab project Michelle. Your altered tim is perfect and looks amazing filled with all your promarkers.
You are definitely the queen of altering!
Love Sarita xx

lisa said...

I see we have the same taste in tea, Michelle, only I haven't got a lovely tin for my bags, they come in cardboard. Do you have to be posh to get the tin!!!!
I love how you've altered it, the embossed card looks gorgeous and it's perfect for your pens. I must get round to putting those little coloured dots on mine.
Hugs Lisax