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~


Donna Salazar

Donna Salazar is a wife, a mom, a grandma (to the cutest little boy that has ever walked the planet), an artist, a designer, an instructor and a self proclaimed overgrown kid. She owns her own Design company called Donna Salazar Designs, LLC.

She spends most of her days watching her grandson and when she can sneak in some studio time, she can be found creating some “Girlie Grunge” projects. She has 2 books in the works and according to Donna, she’s living her dream!


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