Monday, January 23, 2012

Altered Metal Tin Tutorial

Today I want to share with you a tutorial on how I altered this little Valentine gift tin. 
  I purchased this $1 gift card tin from Michaels.  They come in a large variety of colors / patterns on the lids. 

Did you know you can stamp and emboss on tissue paper?  Thought I'd give it a try, and it worked!!! 
I started by stamping the word "love" and embossing it, then mask it off.  Next I stamped the heart and embossed.  The butterfly and birds were stamped and embossed on tissue paper as well.  Begin by trimming around the images with scissors but not too close because you want a more distressed look so we will be tearing it as well.  Then use water on a paint brush and apply the water around the edge of the image.  This will allow the tissue paper to tear easily.  DON'T get it too close to your image or it will tear as well.  If you do apply the water to close to the image, let it dry and try again. 


I used the gesso to adhere the tissue images to the top of the tin. 

Then applied more gesso around the images and over the rest of the tin.  It toned down the pattern on the lid.
  I stamped around the edges with a swirl using red pigment ink. The other qoutes and cupid are rub-ons and the glittery heart is a brad I cut the prongs off of.

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

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Patti J said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Melisa! And so fun! Thanks for sharing - loved your tutorial!

kiwimeskreations said...

Melisa this is fabulous - love all the detail, and thanks so much for giving us the tutorial.

Betty Benton said...

Lovely tin, Melisa! Love how you used the design that was originally on the tin, but toned it down with the gesso.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Melisa...this is such a FABULOUS project!!!!!! I just love the collage effect you achieved...what a great technique!!!!

Antonella said...

Wow! Your tins are beautiful - great tutorial too!!
I am stopping by from the Yesterday on Tuesday link party where I've linked up too.
Hugs, antonella :-)
my free printables are here

Unknown said...

VERY Cool!!! Thanks for sharing it at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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