by Eileen Bellomo
Although you can buy unfinished tins in many shapes and sizes, it is much more gratifying to take one that once held something and alter it. PID also has some Tiny Metal Boxes you can use. These days many scrapbooking supplies come in Tin , and of course tins also contain cough drops, sucking candies, bandages, and more.
I had this tin that was originally full of some chipboard shapes, and I wanted to transform it into a keepsake container for a dear friend.
First I covered all the metal with Alcohol Ink .
Next, I cut some pretty paper to fit inside the tin. This is from a wallpaper sample book, but scrapbook paper or gift wrap would be great also.
Then I started to decorate the lid, which has an acetate panel. I glued some of my own background paper so it showed through the acetate and trimmed around it with a border of German scrap, available at the PID shop. I added my favorite PID images (Pretty Women), a flower I made (the gold rose center can also be found in the shop), a rub-on sentiment on top of the acetate, and some letters to finish it off. Quite a transformation, I think.Pin It