Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vintage Altered Milk Tin

Hi! Today I am going to show you how
I altered my milk tin. The list of supplies I used are:

Sakura Hobby Craft Milk Tins
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Shimmer Mixers
Adirondack Metallics Paint Dauber Gold
Vintage Graphics Printed from Laser Printer
Mod Podge
White Gesso
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First I painted my tin with white gesso.
 Then I printed my Vintage Pictures Inverted
so when I Mod Podge my picture face down it would be a mirror image.


Next I Took a foam applicator and applied them to my milk tin
Then I placed my image face down onto my tin.
I did not mod podge after application as I did not
want a resist from the mod podge when I colored the tin.
When completely dry I soaked down the paper
with water and rubbed off the paper, creating a
transferred image with only ink remaining on my tin.
And as you can see my inverted picture is now facing the right way.
As I keep rubbing off the wet paper my image becomes clear.

I did the same method to my second image.
I mixed up some shimmer mixers from
Terri Sproul with water and binder powder.

Then I painted and drizzled down my tin and added some
gold paint rubbed in with my fingers until I was happy.

Then I took a rag and cleaned off my image
and cleaned the can a bit by rubbing it with a cloth.
Next I started to place my lace and embellishments.
 I used 3D Crystal Lacquer as well as hot glue. 
Here I made a flower embellishment with a piece of
 lace gathered and I used 3D Crystal Lacquer to adhere it with a pearl center.
 And the final photo..
 I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and don't forget 
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  1. I really love the direction you went with this can, love the vintage feel, its so pretty. I mean that.

  2. I totally loved this project, its very easy to follow the direction and the altered touch was just gorgeous!

  3. I LOVE this - THANKS so much for sharing Peggy. GREAT JOB!