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Altering Tea Tins

I have so many empty Tea tins from all the swaps and sipdowns I have been doing lately that I really MUST get to crafting and altering some of them and FAST! I have done some in the past – but they haven’t been all that wonderful. I’m hoping to improve.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=altering+Tins&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1600&bih=739&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=YBY1UPmEPIO06wGJooDQDQ

My google image search above…

Getting the ole creative juices flowing!

Anyone else alter tea tins? Tell us about it HERE!!!!

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Scott B said

wow, some really creative stuff. I was thinking more along the lines of just making pencil cups and such.

I have done a few of those, too! I’ll have to get back into those as well :)

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Angrboda said

Gosh, I’m stupid! I followed that link for some reason believing it was to a gallery of yours, and I DID think it was a little messy for that sort of thing, but that you must have been really busy. It took an embarrasingly long time to work out that was just an image google. Even though you said so!

Want to buy smarter brain cells.

teehee – That’s so something I would do – Sorry about that confusion! Nope…just Google Images :)

Angrboda said

Also, I don’t know why I apparently need to share my stupidity with the world! O.o

Because we are too much alike :) And it’s FUN! teehee

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I do very much enjoy multimedia and altered art and some of those remind me of little traveling altars and mini shrines. At this point the extra tea tins I have just need some Japanese chiryogami (washi) paper to fit in with my pre-made ones.

A couple I need to order: http://www.mulberrypaperandmore.com/p-1131-japanese-chiyogami-yuzen-paper-midnight-cranes.aspx (I have two tins in the design with a gold background)

http://www.paperwonders.com/white-cranes-on-purple-gold-paper.aspx (I have a different gold and white crane tin and a gold and purple plum blossom tin)

http://www.paperstudio.com/catalog2.php?item=2992&catid=%20Chiyogami%2C%20Yuzen%2C%20Washi%20Japanese%20Paper (I have this design in ivory, black and purple)

Oh WOW!!!! LOVE those papers!!!!!

I am a paper fiend! OMG thank you for these links. I have purchased from paper studio before, but not the other two. Yay… more places to buy paper from. My husband will be overjoyed. :)

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CupofTree said

I was just looking at altered tins on google too but just for tea purposes as I am deciding which ones to buy from specialty bottle because I don’t have enough tins, all my samples are still in bags :(
I love the simple paper covering idea and might to do that, hope to find some nice forest scenes or something.

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I have altered a few tins.

One that I specifically altered as a tea tin, which was sold on Etsy during a promotion they had when they were still a young company. Basically, it had to be a group project, so I started by sending the tin to someone in Australia, worked on the tin a little bit, and then sent it to someone in Florida, she worked on it a bit, and then sent it back to me and I put the finishing touches on it … and then filled it with tea and sold it on Etsy. Here is a link to that tin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eccentricpastiche/2062681263/in/photostream Photography is TERRIBLE for this tin though, that camera was terrible.

Here is another tin that I altered – a mini tin (not a tea tin): http://www.flickr.com/photos/eccentricpastiche/516715040/

And the inside of that tin (it was a shrine): http://www.flickr.com/photos/eccentricpastiche/516715042/in/photostream/

Again, terrible photography… it’s hard to get good shots of dimensional items like these, at least for me as I am NO photographer.

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