11 May 2014

Altered Tin..

This post may be a bit all over the place...I have a stinking headache and need to step away from the PC!! I wanted to blog my tin as I am entering it into the PA challenge.

We had a new guest designer this week..Liesbeth Fidder. She treated us to a fabulous project over three days..a gorgeous altered tin..you can see it here. I loved it!!
The second designer up this week was Sara Naumann..she did a lovely book cover with a really neat idea with tissue paper.

So last sunday evening a few of us patwits set about burning our tins...was quite a laugh I can tell you!! I managed to burn two tins in a fire I got going in a metal bucket..so sent one to my mate Helen.

I was working all week so didn't really have much time (what's new). I didn't want to cover up the inside of the tin so left most of it blank..

 So I had the tin..but what to do with it??? I had started making a little book to put inside before I went off to work yesterday...I wanted to try Sara's technique with the tissue.

I followed along with what Sara did but used a piece of card from a Tim Holtz stack. I gave it a coat of gloss glaze before adding the tissue to bring the colours out a bit more.
I cut four pages for the inside and painted them with different colour distress paint and freco paint. I then stamped them with different Lynne Perella stamps and added some chit chat stickers, gems and more ink.

These were all put together using  large jump rings....

Here are some of the pages.......

For the top of the tin...I flaffed about for ages and came up with this...

I coloured a piece of lace with watered down french roast fresco and stuck it along the side of the tin..on top of that some crunchy wax paper scrunched up with treasure gold. Then I took a square of white card and pulled it through the french roast, dried it and repeated until I liked the effect. This was then embossed and sanded back, then inked with coffee archival.. I then cut some wings from a Tim Holtz die and covered them with a stiff curtain backing to give a bit of texture. The heart is made from wax in an ice cube tray...these were painted, sprayed and given the treasure gold treatment. All put together using my hot glue gun.

Also this week our friend Lucy did a beautiful project with some great tips on putting grunge paste in and on awkward places. Excellent tips Lucy and if it hadn't been for this headache I would have played along with that too..you can see Lucy's project here..you should pop on over and check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by......


  1. Wondered where you'd been all day, sorry you've a bad headache. Love the tin, and the book, too. Football is not going well....

  2. Fantastic mix of ideas there Lin, love the book and the front of the tin looks fabbby doooes.

    Sorry to hear you've got a headache, hope it goes away quickly xxxx

  3. Fantastic tin Lin, love the book, loads of interest, great colours and textures!

    Hope your headache disappears very soon:-) x

  4. Wonderful collection of pages and use of different techniques from this week, beautiful result.

  5. Stunning project Lin, love how you combined Liesbeth's & Sarah's projects, it looks gorgeous.

  6. Fabulous combination of both projects!

  7. Really lovely - hope your head improves - had to go back to bed this morning for an hour myself x

  8. Love both the tin and the journal inside. The texture on the lid is excellent!

  9. Think that this is genius, love it. Xx

  10. First of all so sorry about your head - me too - which resulted in my offering being rubbish but not so your make which is absolutely out of this world! I love the gorgeous and imaginative cover and all the pages, and I love that you burnt your tin (can definitely see a face in it!). You are so kind to send one to Helen; that is typical of you. You are such a sweetheart to give me a mention, bless you,

    Lucy x

  11. Do hope that head improves soon, This is beautiful, Lin! What a wonderful idea and beautifully done too! It's just the kind of make I love, gorgeously vintage and a bit mysterious. I am just off to carve a chicken so will have to come back and check out a few more of the link-ups later! Have a lovely rest of the weekend and hopefully a headache free and creative week. Julie Ann xxx

  12. Oh, huge WOW, Lin - an absolutely stunning creation. The pages in your album are so beautiful with the soft, muted colours like ancient frescos on a plaster wall. Love Sara's technique on the cover, and LOVE your charred tin to keep the whole thing in. Just brilliant. Do hope the head feels better soon, but frankly I think this was worth the headache... thanks for persevering to get it posted!
    Alison xx

  13. WOWLin this is stunning I love all your pages and combining techniques is a great idea xxx

  14. Amazing how you combined the both techniques Lin ! A great idea, it looks wonderful !
    Liesbeth X

  15. This is a gorgeous project Lin, considering your poorly head!
    Very inspiring!
    Alison xxx


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