Sunday, 20 May 2012

Altered box - using crumpled up tin foil

Small box , covered in crumpled up tin foil painted to look (almost) metallic ...

Materials used :-
Small cardboard box with lid
Tin foil crumpled up - enough to cover the box & lid
Starbucks Coffee holder - a ripped off  bit enough to go accross the lid of the box.
Black Acrylic paint
Inka Gold Paint
Metal flower - used tattered floral Tim Holtz die
Gem stones

To make :-
Paint crumpled tin foil with black acrylic paint.
Sponge some off before it dries so some tin foil shows through.
Allow to dry.
Adhere peice of coffee holder paper on lid, and then cover the lid with more crumpled tin foil.
Press foil down over lid and press down carefully so that the ridges are more emphasised from the  paper underneath.
Add inka gold paint haphazardly over the box,
Embellish as required.


  1. Oh wow, the texture is just fabulous! Lovely work. Kim

  2. Gorgeous alteration to the box, love the foiling, it looks so expensive. The rose is stunning.
    Yvonne x

  3. Gorgeous altered box. xx

  4. How lovely to receive that!! It looks very special (would cost a fortune in a shop).
    Great work.....

  5. Positively sumptuous! Clever texture with the coffee cup holder.

  6. Hi Carole, came to thank you for your comment on my Timmy Tag only to find you have a use for crumpled tin foil YIPPEE. I had an "argument" with my last roll and it ended up on the floor all crumpled and is now sitting in my husband's workshop looking sorry for itself. (ten times the size on the roll as it was before!!!!) I have had a little box for altering for simply ages, I must give this a go. So DOUBLE THANKS - BJ

  7. ooooh Carole this is stunning... a lot of work but soooo worth it.
    Chris x

  8. Really like this project Carol! The tin foil is very effective & amazingly very underused by us crafters! You have made me get my thinking cap on! & yes the Train journey was lovely :)

  9. This is a fab project Carole! The result is stunning- a great altered box. x

  10. This is fabby, I am only starting to try altering and I was googling using tinfoil and I found your blog, I hope you dont mind if I try out some of your makes, they are so good :)