Today I want to share with you a tutorial on how I altered this little Valentine gift tin.
I purchased this $1 gift card tin from Michaels. They come in a large variety of colors / patterns on the lids.
Did you know you can stamp and emboss on tissue paper? Thought I'd give it a try, and it worked!!!
I started by stamping the word "love" and embossing it, then mask it off. Next I stamped the heart and embossed. The butterfly and birds were stamped and embossed on tissue paper as well. Begin by trimming around the images with scissors but not too close because you want a more distressed look so we will be tearing it as well. Then use water on a paint brush and apply the water around the edge of the image. This will allow the tissue paper to tear easily. DON'T get it too close to your image or it will tear as well. If you do apply the water to close to the image, let it dry and try again.
I used the gesso to adhere the tissue images to the top of the tin.
Then applied more gesso around the images and over the rest of the tin. It toned down the pattern on the lid.
I stamped around the edges with a swirl using red pigment ink. The other qoutes and cupid are rub-ons and the glittery heart is a brad I cut the prongs off of.
You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE
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