January 12, 2007
Tin Magic – how to from Elaine!
My friend Susie gave me this sweet little sliding tin that held mints in it at one stage. I knew straight away from the style and the size that I wanted to give it back to her decorated with something handmade inside it for her. The tin itself was light blue in colour and I thought that would look great appearing through at some places. Susie just happens to love the ocean so the base colour worked well in that respect.
Step 1: lightly pre-sand tinware to give it a roughed up surface to work on.
Step 2:apply an overall light coat of brilliance ink pad by just working round the tinware and a pouncing movement. The idea is just to prepare the surface even better to receive the next layers. Let air dry or speed dry with a heat tool.
Step 3: Using the brilliance ink again give the top of the tin a good coating then sprinkle the beautiful blue Macquarie colour from the Opals (thick embossing powder) range onto the inked surface. Shake off excess powder and heat set the opals with a heat tool until it melts onto the lid. I used 2 layers mainly because the top of the tin to give it depth. On top of the second coat I sprinked lightly onto the hot surface some blue pearl embossing powder in spots and heat set again. I made sure not let all the layers melt too much. This gives a textured hammered worn look.
Step 4: The underside of the tin was altered as the top and the sides were left plain. Lengths of blue wire were twisted together in a rough rope like finish and then charms were added hanging off the wire with a jump ring.