Maker’s Mart Kit: How To Create Altered Tins By Donna Salazar

Hello everyone! Donna Salazar here with a photo tutorial using one of the Maker’s Mart Kits by Spellbinders to create some mixed Media, Girlie Grunge, altered tins for you. This is actually a card kit (KOM-006) but I like to change things up and do things just a little bit differently. I was able to make 2 tins and I had a TON of leftover product so I could have made several cards too. I have the directions for one of the tins for you plus a few close ups of both tins for you at the end.

I began by cutting the floral paper in half vertically. This made the paper the perfect height to wrap around the cans.

I painted a thick layer of my Girlie Grunge Art Medium around the entire can.

I wrapped the paper around the can and added more Girlie Grunge Art Medium to the paper that would overlap.

I wanted to make a really grungy can and a not so grungy can. I used a nail file over the entire paper covered can on both but really went town on the top and bottom of one can.

I inked the paper with Mix’d media Inx CHOX in Driftwood and then Sparrow on both cans.

I then painted a layer of Girlie Grunge Art Medium diluted by half with water over both cans and let them dry.

I didn’t know how I wanted to decorate the cans so I just cut 2 to 3 of the dies out of the paper and card stock that I liked. I knew I wanted to create a label that wrapped around the cans. I used the tag die with the end hanging over the edge of a folded piece of card stock. I made one shorter than the other by moving the end farther away from the edge.

I like to layer my embellishments first then I adhere things together. Since these cans are going to be used regularly in my studio I decided to use some super strong adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Dodz™3D, Home & Hobby Premium Double Sided Tape 1” & 1/2”)



I inked the edges of some of the die cuts with my Mix’d Media Inx CHOX in Driftwood.


I wrapped the embellishments around the can and tied it on the side.


I painted thick undiluted layer of Girlie Grunge Art Medium over the entire embellished areas of the can.



Here are some close ups of the 1st can.

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I didn’t take stepped out photos for creating this second can but here are the close ups.

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Product used:

Maker’s Mart Spellbinders® 

Orange & Coral Country Themed Card Kit

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Girlie Grunge Art Medium

Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape (to secure dies when die cutting)


Mix’d Media Inx CHOX – Driftwood, Sparrow

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®


Home & Hobby

Premium Double Sided Tape 1” & 1/2”

Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

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