Sunday, 21 April 2013

Altered tin

Rooting through my basket of alterables I found this tin which is a perfect size for storing pencils but I didn't care for the advertising on it. 

I sanded away the writing and cleaned the tin with alcohol.

I then took some alcohol inks and coloured the tin all over until I liked the effect.  The great thing about alcohol ink is that even though it dries fast it re wets and moves when you add more.

When I was happy with my background I took a large flourish stamp and stamped with perfect medium onto the tin.  I then put on WOW ebony embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I then removed the ink from inside the embossed image with a promarker blender pen,  any alcohol pen or nib soaked in alcohol will work.  I recoloured some of the areas with alcohol ink using a brush but decided I liked the brightness  left in other areas.  In some places the embossing dulled where I cleaned inside the image but I found reheating the embossing brought back the fabulous gloss.

I'd like to enter this project into the WOW embossing powder April challenge which has an altered or recycled theme.


  1. What a lovely idea, and a super makeover :)

    Thanks for joining in the WOW! Embossing Powder April Challenge and good luck!


  2. a spectacular effect, Jassy! Thanks for the detailed directions, too. Will alcohol inks stay on even when heat is applied for the EP? Or did you have to be careful? The tin is amazing! Just beautiful. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

    1. Thank you Donna. The alcohol inks are fine Donna, no care needed. I did have to brush off stray EP from around the design before heating it.