Hi Little Birdie Crafts Fans!
It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you. I just adore transforming old items into beautiful DIY home decor pieces. Today I have an altered a round metal tin that held CD covers. I was cleaning out a desk recently. When I discovered this tin that had been setting empty for years. I knew it would be perfect to alter. I’ve featured the gorgeous ‘Woodland Stories’ collection which will be released later this year. I just adore the gorgeous colors in this set!
Here are the steps to create this DIY altered tin:
Brush all outer surfaces of a metal box with four layers of white gesso, drying between each layer.
Apply Silver Sage Sparkle Paste to the lid using the Script Stencil around the top where it will be visible once decorated. Set aside to dry.
Apply more of the Silver Sage Sparkle Paste to the sides of the tin using the net stencil. Wrap the stencil around the side and spread the paste across the stencil that is curved to the shape of the tin. It took three applications to get all the way around the tin. Be careful not to apply Sparkle Paste at the top where the lid fits onto the tin, or the lid may not go on again. I allowed the paste to dry between applications, but if you are careful and a brave soul, you could try going all the way around while it is still wet.
***Tip*** Over the years, I have found that I prefer pastes to air dry rather than heat setting. I still heat set, but less often than I used to. To make good use of my time, I usually have a couple projects in progress at a time, so I can work on the other project during the drying time.
Heat emboss the gorgeous Primed Chipboard Elegant Swirls Round Frame and Laurel Spray piece with shabby white embossing enamel.
Adhere the chipboard frame to one of the doilies from the Woodland Stories paper set.
Arrange flowers, chipboard, doily, butterfly, sentiment piece and fussy cut flowers and adhere with Silicone Glue. I’ve used the following flowers and a butterfly from the gorgeous Woodland Stories collection: Arion; Arcadia; and Calypso. The sweet sentiment is from the Dream & Believe Embellishment Set.
Adhere Crystal Drops with Soft Gel Matte Medium. Dry, then dry brush with white gesso. Once the gesso is dry, dry brush with Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint.
Use a small round brush to dab Soft Gel Medium into the crevices of the colored Crystal Drops and sprinkle a few Summer Gold Metal Microbeads into the gel medium.
Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
- Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
- Woodland Stories ~ 12×12 Paper Collection
- Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Arion
- Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Arcadia
- Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Calypso
- Dream & Believe Embellishment Set
- Primed Chipboard ~ Elegant Swirls Round Frame
- Primed Chipboard ~ Laurel Spray
- Crystal Drops
- Metal Microbeads ~ Summer Gold
- Gesso ~ White
- Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Matte
- Sparkle Paste ~ Silver Sage
- Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Caribbean Teal
- Stencil 10x18cm ~ Script
- Stencil 10x18cm ~ Net
- Silicone Glue
- Round Metal Tin with Lid
- Embossing Enamel, Shabby White
- Embossing Dabber
I hope you’ve been inspired to gather together your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and alter something into a gorgeous DIY mixed media piece.
~ Blessings ~