Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Just a Tin Box....

Hi and Happy Wednesday!

Tina here today with one of my favorite projects from the March kit, a vintage inspired tin, full of little details and whimsy.

When I first thought about creating my little tin, I wasn’t sure what was going to be included on what products I was going to use, so I started with a piece of the Tim Holtz Foil Tape that was included in the main kit.  

I ran a sheet of the foil tape through my embossing machine, and ‘inked’ it up with Alcohol Ink and Distress Stain.  I removed the adhesive backing and adhered it to the edges of my tin.  Super easy, but created so much texture and color.

Next, I worked on the inside background of my tin.  I cut a piece of the corrugated paper to fit inside my tin, painted it with the Adirondack paint dabber included in the kit and applied adhesive and rusting powder to age.

To Glitz up the inside of my tin, using an embossing dauber, I applied embossing ink and the Sticky Embossing powder to the inside walls of the tin.  I heated the powder to activate the adhesive.

I applied German Glitter Glass from my stash and heated to set it in place.

To finish my tin, I applied several strips of the Tim Holtz paper tape included in the kit to the back of my tin, and aged with several shades of Lindy’s spray mist.

The embellishments inside the tin are mostly items from my stash, that were further aged with crackle paint, embossing powder, and alcohol ink.  

As they say, little packages are always the best.  :)

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great week!


  1. Tina your project is AWESOME!!! LOVE IT...I am dying to alter some tins, I have never done it. Yours looks so amazing!

  2. Absolutely fabulous! Love the textures and colours and all the intriguing little treasures inside, just LOVE it! Wish I'd kept all those baccy tins from the bad old days now ....