Vintage Altered Art Paint Tin – Flashback

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for August. This month’s theme is Crafting with School Supplies. Since I am a gatherer of vintage treasures, it only seems appropriate that I use thrifted, vintage school supplies.

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I started with a used, vintage watercolor tin. I used to love these tins especially when they were brand new. For this project, I liked the fact that this was found well-used but still quite full of paint.

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I added some Distress Ink to a vintage ViewMaster disk, trimmed the disk slightly to fit and used the bottom part of the disk on the bottom of the paint tray. I stamped the words using Tim Holtz’s Words for Thoughts stamp {CMS132} and cut them apart. I die cut the dress form and thread spool using the Sizzix Mini Sewing Room Set. I added embroidery floss to the spool and a piece of vintage lace to the dress form.

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I added a few small, found trinkets as well as a few new Tim Holtz trinkets to add interesting treasures for the viewer to discover.

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Here you can see the bottom part of the ViewMaster disk.

Everything in this altered art piece is very symbolic to me and brings back such fond memories. I hope you enjoyed this project using school supplies and please be sure to visit all of the creative ideas at the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop.

Product Links:


Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set, 7 by 8.5-Inch, Words for Thought


Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK – Mini Sewing Room Set by Tim Holtz

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About Lynda

Senior Product Design for Sizzix and lifelong crafter on a mission to make the world prettier, one project at a time. I share my fun and crazy life with my English boyfriend, race-car-driving son and Carly, an Australian Shepherd mix dog. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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