Hi there. I have another altered tin to share with you today.
I am a steampunk but sometimes steampunk and Goth get a little combined and we call that Steamgoth lol.
I think that is what this tin is.
I got some of the new Finnabair moulds and some quick setting resin.
I spent a whole day with my household bubble friend mixing resin and casting from the moulds. Very satisfying.
Of course I had to instantly use them on some projects so next morning I did this little tin. It is about the size of a shoe polish tin.
I will quickly run through the method I used but it is similar to the last altered tin I made.
Remove any paper labels. You might have to soak them over night or use some WD40 as it breaks down difficult label glue.
Once you have a blank tin, use sandpaper to sand all over the surface. This just gives paints etc something to stick to.
After sanding clean and dry the tin.
At this point I used black gesso to prime the tin but stayed clear of the bit where the lid meets the base. I want it to still open and close so do not want gesso on that part.
I also covered the gears in black gesso then glued them into place.
I left that to dry and used some metal leaf to cover the skull.
You can now decorate your tin any way you like as paints or waxes etc will stick.
I used gold metallique wax on my tin and then made my gears look rusty using some acrylic paints (colours listed below), and added some patina wax.
I have used it for storing some paper clips.