Man tin – take 2

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Another (Mon) ay and another man tin from me today! Of course this is using some lovely images from The Graphics Fairy.


This is an altered tobacco tin with a matching little accordion book. I covered the tin with some Vintage Décor paper from Calico Crafts. The paper has a beautiful distressed rusty appearance which is emphasised when buffed lightly with Vintage Photo distress ink.


The paper is a good weight so doesn’t tear when you are burnishing it to the tin. The job was made even easier because I have treated myself to an X-Acto craft knife – what a joy.

P1040509I added the vintage man image, from The Graphics Fairy, then wrapped baker’s twine over the top of the lid and then gave everything a cook coat of one-step crackle medium.


Once dry and nicely crackled I glued on the embellishments – a key charm, a star brad and a wooden domino. The brad and the domino were aged with gilding wax and black acrylic paint.


I’m very excited about the letters which I’ve used both on the lid and on the accordion book. These are from an alphabet set from The Graphics Fairy. I reduced them in size and then used a ½”” circle punch to cut out the individual letters. For the ones on the lid I topped them with domed epoxy stickers.


For the accordion book I simply concertina folded  some designer paper and then applied more images from The Graphics Fairy including appropriate words from the alphabet set. All the images and the book were aged and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink and Black Soot distress stain.



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I love these letters and can’t wait to use them in other projects – maybe some monogrammed pendants?



This is the first time in several weeks that I will be working a full five days. It’s going to be tough. Here’s hoping to a good week for us all and thank you for buzzing by.

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Man tin – take 2 — 2 Comments

  1. Who has been a very busy girl. This is amazing, clearly you excel at this type of crafting and these altered tins and tiny books showcase your talents so well.

    Dionne xx

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