I wanted to answer a couple of questions (and post some additional comments) about the first part of the instructions:
Q. - How many circles do I need?
A - That's totally up to you and how you'd like your greeting/message to look. I used 9 but you can use more or less. As you'll see at the end of today's post I added 2 or 3 letters to each circle reducing the number of circles needed. You could however use one circle for one letter, add just 2 letters per circle, or even a whole word on one circle. It's totally up to you.
Q - Is that a candle tin?
A - No, this particular tin was filled with nuts from Figi's but I do have a few of those candle tins that are approximately the same size! Those would work great for this project!
Comments - "I could use this for lots of different holidays!" YES you sure can! Simply change out the theme, greeting, etc. and these tins are perfect for birthdays, anniversary, Holidays and much more!!
On to Part II....
New Years Greeting Altered Tin
Just as a reminder in Part I we left off yesterday by embellishing the accordion greeting that we'll be tucking into our tin. This is where we will pick it up.
10. Apply a small strip of double stick tape to the last circle on your accordion piece as shown.
11. Remove the liner from the tape and insert the stack into the tin. When you're placing the stack into the tin, try to position it in the center of the tin.
Now your greeting is secured to the tin. The lift tab you created may stick up a bit but it will bend over once you replace the lid.
Time to decorate the lid!
There are so many techniques we could use to adorn the lid but we're going to start off with something fun and easy ~ Inking and stamping!!
12. Apply 2-3 coats of gesso to the lid. This will hid much of the original design that was on the tin but it will also give us a nice surface to use with our inks. Let dry completely.
13. After the gesso has dried, use your ink blending tool and apply desired color of Distress Ink. I'm using Broken China.
14. Stamp images using Archival Ink. I suggest using this ink or Staz-on since I will be adding Stickles Glitter Glue as an accent after the image dries.
15. Add Stickles or Distress Stickles Glitter Glue!
16. Run a strip of double sided tape around the edge of the lid, remove the backing material and attach a piece of ribbon....
Your tin is finished and ready to give!!!!
I hope you all have a very safe and fun evening.
Sending you wishes for all the very best
in the coming year!
See you next year ;)