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If you are going to paint your tin, it needs to be prepared first. I hosted a tin swap a few years ago, and so had the privilege of receiving the tins and seeing all the lovely work first hand.


One thing I learned from this is that every tin that had been prepared with gesso from top to toe was almost impossible to open! So these fantastic pieces of work were almost stuck shut.  Since then, I have always used gesso for the lid, and inked the bottom with Stazon. If you are painting the bottom half - stay clear of the rim to avoid it sticking.

I’ve used a couple of layers of gesso on the lid - giving it a gentle sanding between layers.

I take the lid off by putting a knife in the hinge and gently prising it open, just enough to slide the lid off.

I ink the bottom with Stazon - just pressing the ink pad on the tin.

Here we have bottoms inked with Black, Teal and Black Cherry Stazon.

Altered Altoid Tin

Don’t throw the tin away when you finish your mints - turn it into a beautiful gift!

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Once your gesso is dry, you can paint the tin.  I have used acrylic paint for my sunset effect. It adds a certain something to the tin if you sponge it when the paint is dry too.  The sponge I am using came from a face painting kit - before I had this I used a natural sponge.

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Altered Altoid Tin

by Sara Sandberg

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