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Altered Tin by Zoey


Hello Crafters!

Guess who is here today, me! Zoey!

Today I want to show you an Altered Tin! I had this Tin since years , maybe 6 years? And I never had the chance to play with it...untill today! 

I separated carefully the lid from the base and then I applied a small coat of Gesso.


When the Gesso was dried, I covered the tin with tissue paper with Gel Medium..and I let it dry.

While it was dring I cut few pieces of patterned paper to cover the inside of my tin.  

I also stamped my sweet little girl - I absolute love stamping with Stamper's Big Brush Pen because they are indian ink, so this mean they are totally waterproof! To stamp my image I used Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK


I stamped my image over two patterned paper to add some interest to the little girl. After I glued the two pieces together, I went over the image with a bit of Gel Medium. I did this because I wanted to make my surface pourous since I then added some more shadows with different Stamper's Big Brush Pen. To color the body of the girl I used  Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: SUBTLE TONES  meanwhile for the dress I used Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct BLUE


I glued the patterned paper to the inside of the tin, and to add some shadows I added some Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: NEUTRAL  and to add some lights I blended in a bit of Gold Champagne Gelatos®.


I colored with Gold Champagne Gelatos® a big paper rose. To do this, I just applied the dry Gold Champagne Gelatos® and with the waterbrush pen I helped the color blending in with the paper. I did the same thing with the small roses and I used  Metallic Mint Gelatos® , Iced Chai Gelatos® and Butterscotch Gelatos® .


While the roses were drying, I grabbed a piece of chipboard and I added some color to it. I used Iced Chai Gelatos®  and Chocolate Gelatos® , again I let the colors blend together with the waterbrush pen.


With a punch I punched out few butterflies from the same collection of patterned paper, to give them a bit of "girly" mood (since the paper is pretty dark and masculine) I added the  Glass Bead Glitter Gel.... if you haven't try it yet, you definitely have to give it a try! This medium is fab, it dries perfectly clear leaving some sparkles and a great texture. And well, I am not a glitter lover....so believe me, it is not too sparkly...but is nicely subtle! I also added the Glass Bead Glitter Gell on the girl wings!


The last thing I did, was to color a piece of crinkle ribbon. To color it, I spread a bit of  Metallic Mint Gelatos® , Metallic Blueberry Gelatos® and Butterscotch Gelatos® over my kraft sheet, spritzed a bit of water and I just let the ribbon sink in all the yummi color. 

Then all was left to do was gluing everything together!

This was my first alterde tin and I had so much fun doing it! I hope it will give you some inspiration for your next alteration! 

I leave you with some photo of the final project!

Wishing you a creative and happy day, thanks for stopping by!

Ciao, Zoey







Supplies :

  • Gesso (#770302)
  • Gel Medium (#77303)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK (#770012)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: SUBTLE TONES (#770055)
  • Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct BLUE (#770053)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: NEUTRAL (#770054)
  • Gold Champagne Gelatos®
  • Metallic Mint Gelatos® 
  • Iced Chai Gelatos® 
  • Butterscotch Gelatos® 
  • Chocolate Gelatos® 
  • Metallic Blueberry Gelatos®

Other Supplies : 

  • Glitz 6'' Paper Pack - Vintage Blue
  • Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Peacock Feather


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Denise Key

Zoey the alter tin is so adorable! Love the colors and embellishments! Thanks for sharing!


Wow ! What a wonderful project !


Beautiful alteration ,love it, Zoey

Chiara Nesi


Carol Mc

Beautiful project. Love all the detail.


Well done! What a wonderful project.

Laura Strack

She is darling! I had to Pin!!

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