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.