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15 June 2008 @ 04:06 pm
doing the decoupage...  
I know someone asked me about this...so I thought I would post a bit of a tutorial for those interested...

Creating a Sin Tin.  :D

Supplies:

Decoupage medium (I use mod podge with matte finish)
Foam brush
Empty and clean altoids tin
picture of choice (preferably on regular paper, just slightly bigger than the lid of the tin)



1. Paint a thin, even coat of glue on the lid and sides of the tin and on the back of the picture.



2.  Carefully place picture on the lid, leaving room on the edges to fold down.



3. Smooth the picture to the lid and sides with even pressure and, if necessary, more of the glue.

4.  Paint a top coat of the glue over the picture and around the edges, pressing firmly where the edges may come up. 



5.  Carefully trim any extra overhang with exact-o knife.



6.  Let dry for a few hours.

What'cha think?
 
 
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Willowwand: squeewillow_wand on June 15th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Cool! I love this tutorial. It might be something neat to make for my little cousin when we go see the film this winter! :)
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 15th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
it's a bit time consuming...but it's fun and easy. :D
archerpren: hermionearcherpren on June 15th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
loved the tutorial thanks for posting it. now to find a tin. although....does this work on any surfaace or just metal? i drink coffee like its going out of style and ive been collecting the plastic tubs it comes in and sorting my buttons into color groups in them. could i do this on plastic?
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: Amber SEXYhp5freak on June 15th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
I would think you could. Give it a try and see what happens. :D
archerprenarcherpren on June 16th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
oh one more question. is there a reason you get the kind that dries matte instead of shiny? do you need to put a sealer or anything on it after it gets all dry? ok that was TWO questions :0)
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Mod podge comes in matte and shiny. I just prefer matte finish. :D

The top coat of mod podge acts as a sealer as well as a glue. :D
the DoctorDonna Mourner: Believe 2 purple fairyrdprice29 on June 16th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I would think that mod podge (or similar type glue that dries clear; ask for a similar product at your local craft store if modpodge isn't readily vailable...) would also work on plastic as well as metal. I've used it on metal, paper, wood...not plastic yet, but I think it would work if you tried it.

Good luck!
archerprenarcherpren on June 16th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
ok thanks. the only store we have around here is an ace hardware. but sometimes they suprise me with what they have because theyve had to turn into a general store sort of (with the nearest groceries and lightblubs two hours away they are making a killing). so i will check there and then probably just order it online if they dont have it.
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Mod podge isn't pricey, would you like me to send you some?

If you email me your snail mail at harrypotter5freak [at] yahoo dot com, with your username in the subject line, I can probably get some out to you later this week with my post run.
archerprenarcherpren on June 16th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh you are so sweet. no thanks though. im going to check out the hardware store here and i have to go into town this week anyhow i think so ill check there. but thanks for offering. :0D
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
If you change your mind, let me know. :D
dragonsinger954: tlc cwdragonsinger954 on June 15th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Just sent the link to Jenn for coding but could do you have the ones with hp pics in process for the tutorial? :D LOL
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: twilight minehp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
I don't think I have photos, in process of HP ones...just completed ones. But I'm sure I have another tin around here somewhere...

I need to find a pic for it, though...
salemdipity on June 15th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oooh, me likey!
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: Be afraidhp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
These are fun to make...when you have the supplies. I just don't have that many tins laying around... :D

Thanks!
annamhudson: crafty witchannamhudson on June 15th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Very nice tute!! I love it but I have no idea what to do with it?
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: Molly and Ginny Crochetinghp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
You have button tins, right? You could use it for little buttons and things like that. Picture keeper for the purse, handy wipes, condiment packets...all those weird things mums carry about...
annamhudsonannamhudson on June 16th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
lol buttons!!! I have a HUGE tin for all my buttons....lol But the other stuff is a great idea!!
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
I keep change in mine for work...so that I can always tell if I have the cents to get a soda. :DYou can also stick an emergency sewing kit in it.The reason they are called sin tins, is due to the fact you can stick in your purse before a wild night out and have money, chapstick, a couple of condoms, and what have you in there and when you feel a sin coming on, you are prepared... ;)
annamhudsonannamhudson on June 16th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
lol that is so cute!! Great ideas...but now I might need like 3 of them....lol
ofenjen: tw_crafts_nmofenjen on June 15th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
and you will be x-posting to twilight_crafts, plz?
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: Spider Monkeyhp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
More than likely. I have a bunch of stuff to post there. CRAFT SPAM!!!!
ofenjen: craftsofenjen on June 16th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
My favorite kind of spam!
N. Apythia Morgesapythia on June 15th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Pretty! Me want. It actually looks like something I could do! Thanks for the tutorial.
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
I find this craft to be fun and not TOO dangerous (if you don't use the exact-o knife. :D

Try it out!
Meliphyre - The Fairy Saintcalypsobard on June 15th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
That is an AWESOME idea!!!
Excellent for any fandom.
Thanks for the info (event hough I have enough projects pending and in my head!! :D
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Ah...but this is side project fun!
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 15th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
i may just have to make a twilight tin for storing "stuff". Of course i won't have a altoids tin to use, but i'll have to see what other goodies i can get my hands on.
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: dream of edwardhp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
*whistles innocently*
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 16th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
You know i'm plotting more things to send you anyway. I also have some more chocolate bullets and some liquorice allsorts to send you too. They are set aside until i'm allowed to send you stuff again :)
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: man!pires > bare!wolveshp5freak on June 16th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm feeling okay about you sending me stuff again, because I *DID* just send off a fun package of stuff for you. At least I HOPE it's a fun package for you.
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 16th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
i'll have to wait until payday then - and then i can send another owl your way then!!!!

Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
*bounces*
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 16th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Small owl first, then another one later so i can finish craft goodies for you
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....: they've got broomshp5freak on June 16th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
I can't wait to hear what you think of what I sent you...I hope it makes sense...
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 16th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
i can't wait to receive it and tell you how much i love it (i know i will already as i love everything you do!)
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
*bites nails impatiently*
hardhatcathardhatcat on June 16th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
*wishes international owls didn't have to stop so many times when delivering mail*
alysonlace: Slytherin galalysonlace on June 16th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
I was the one that asked you! ME! And I really want one now...
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on June 16th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
tell ru to finish the box on his desk and to give it to you and I will make you one, luv.

*mutters "Damn Slytherin"*
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