Thursday, March 3, 2011

Altered Cookie Tin

In February, Tattered Angels asked us to highlight metal in our projects. For my first project I decided to alter this (once silver) metal box. It originally held cookies, and now it will hold greeting cards – a fun way to upcycle something that was destined for the recycle bin. I started out by coating it in “Rustic” Glimmer Glam.

Once the Glam was dry, I adhered acrylic tiles to the middle, and coated with Glimmer Glam in “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Tide Pool”. Then I gave the whole thing a light misting of “Black Magic” Glimmer Mist, to age it a little.

Supplies (Tattered Angels):
Glimmer Glam - Rustic, Blue Suede Shoes, Tide Pool
Glimmer Mist - Black Magic

Other Supplies:
acrylic tiles - Harmonie
other - cookie tin


Ilene said...

Really cool JJ! I'll have to try something like this!

MrsETaylor said...

This is so stinkin funny JJ. I picked up this exact tin at Value Village and was going to mosaic tile it for my TA project, then thought maybe I should try something else. Great minds right?

I love how this one turned out. Fantastic job my friend.