Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Altered Tin Tutorial

Alright...I thought I'd try my hand at writing a tutorial to share with everyone. If this one gets a few positive comments, I may just post some more tutorials with Pearl Ex, etc. So let me know what you think!

This is the tin before I started.
It was actually a watch tin when I bought a watch long ago from Ross.

Here you can see that I cut a strip of cardstock from the hostess Simply Scrappin' kit...I love that stripy print!

Then I outlined all the edges of the backside with Sticky Strip. When I peel Sticky Strip from a bigger piece like this one, I peel a bit at a time so that the whole strip of cardstock doesn't stick to all the treasures that are sitting on my stamping desk's surface!

At this point, I added Sticky Strip around the top of the box & covered the lid with a square of Chocolate Chip cardstock (also Sticky Stripped). I overlapped two strips of Sticky Strip on the curved edge of the lid so that every bit of the pink box could be covered by...something...

Of course, my choice would be glitzy! So I dipped the edges into the earthtone bead assortment and then covered that with Dazzling Diamonds glitter so that the "bald" spots that the beads didn't stick to would be covered & not catch any dust bunnies instead. ;)

To really finish the box, I needed to decorate the top, so I decided to do a modified Poppin' Pastels technique on the Chocolate Chip cardstock to match the colors in the stripes below it. I stamped with Whisper White craft ink using the flower image & then sponge daubered Tempting Turquoise pastel over it. The white allows the turquoise to be light even though it's on a very dark background. Tah dah! Now it just needs filling...!


JenniferL. said...

this is very cute and I love how you rolled the edges in beads