|So, rumor has it, you guys want an Altered Altoid Tin tutorial.....the Instagram crowd sure seem to and some of you have asked me....so, even though it is pretty simple, here we go----|
|Sometimes I spray paint the tins first -- it isn't necessary for the larger tins but I find it very helpful with those tiny Altoid tins......|
Michaels (and Amazon) sell that Krylon spray paint.
|A couple of sprayed tins...with the tiny tins, I just use washi tape to decorate. The seems too small to cover with paper..|
|Here is a little one with washi only....outside and.....|
|inside......I put tape inside on the lid and bottom..and done! (You need to seal the tape, so keep reading...)|
|You need to cut FOUR pieces-- for the outside top and bottom of the tin and for the inside top and bottom....Do all your cutting first.|
|This is what I use to both glue and seal --- Liquitex Matte Medium. Good stuff. Works for collages too.|
|Pour some into a paper cup and brush on to the surfaces you are gluing and place the paper on the tin....I use my fingers to really press the paper onto the tin and smooth out any wrinkles....press down the edges with your fingers..|
|...like this....Then you can add some washi tape to the outside like this....pretty isn't it?|
The narrow rolls of washi work best for this. You want to seal the washi and the paper with a few light coats of matte medium.
|I used the regular, wider tape and rolled it over to the bottom of the tin and paper will cover this up....|