March Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Friday & WELCOME to the “Winged Things” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Amber's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you just happened to stumble into the hop, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re featuring some of PWP’s gorgeous winged stamp sets and we’re giving away a gift certificate to one lucky follower. 

For a chance to win, all you need to do is: be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary.  Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love.  Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them know you completed the hop.  To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Then just come back and let us know!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

It's no guess that as the owner of a company called "paper wings productions" I like winged things. Today I thought I would share an altered candy tin.  

I love to alter tins. My favorite way to make them look old fast is to put them in a fire. I usually do a whole bunch at one time. Sometimes I leave them outside for a while too, even in the rain. I sanded this tin before applying crackle paint to the embossed area in the middle of the tin. I stamped, cut out, and adhered the birds and the banner.

I wrapped the edge of the lid with red liner tape (1/4" fits perfectly!) and rolled it in silver vintage glass glitter.  The bottom part of the tin is covered with tissue tape (washi tape).  For feet, I glued on dice to the bottom of the box.
I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure and go to Shay's blog next to complete the hop. Thanks for joining us!

Heather Lynn Novinger -
Amber Rasmussen -
Carrie Avery - YOU ARE HERE

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  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the aged look of the looks amazing!! The birds and banner stamp is beautiful!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. I'm in love with this tin! The crackled top is fantastic and I love the birds! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  3. OMGoodness Carrie, I love this little tin! I like collecting them but have never altered one (will have to put that on my to do list), thanks for the inspiration. Hey what crackle paste do you use? You've got some really great cracks going :D

  4. Just gorgeous! Love the crackled look!

  5. Oh my goodness...your altered tin is fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! So happy to be in the hop today! Thanks so much for having me!! I hope you have a great weekend!


  6. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for your little "tutorial" on how you created this lovely box! I'm your newest "fan"! Happy Friday!

  7. This altered tin is a jewel, Carrie! The colors and patterns are perfect and I love the birds framing the banner sentiment. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  8. So sweet, Carrie! Love your little boxes!

  9. This is so beautiful! I just love the little blue birds and crackle paint!

  10. How adorable!! I love the crackle paint!

  11. I have always admired your talent when it comes to altering the tins Carrie. This one is so beautiful with it's crackle finish and glass glitter on the edge. I'm like Norma, have collected tins for years since I saw how you altered them, but I have never done one myself yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Very vintage!

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  13. Glad you all enjoyed my project! The crackle paint is Tim Holtz Distress Crackle in Picket Fence

  14. LOVE LOVE this tin! And great idea for the feet! :)

    :) Laura


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