Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tin Can ATC Tutorial

Want to play with metal, but don’t want to invest in metal to work with? Recycle a tin can instead! Here’s what you’ll need to start playing with metal and make your own ATC (altered trading card).

Tools used:
Cuttlebug (or similar) machine
Embossing folder

Materials / Supplies needed:
Tin Can
Light cardboard, chipboard
Vintage dictionary page
Word tab
Metal flowers
Martha Stewart Glitter
Tombo Mono Glue
Helmar 450 Adhesive
Sand paper
Ranger crackle paint
Ranger alcohol inks (rust, caramel, pesto)
Ranger distress inks (Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo)
Miscellaneous Ephemera: I used….
Clip art
Ticket stub
Decorative head pin
Vintage button

1. Wash out an empty can. Cut off top and bottom. Cut down one side. Flatten out, cut out to desired size. Emboss.

2. Color embossed metal with various alcohol inks. Set aside and let dry.

3. Cut chipboard to ATC size: 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches. Paint with crackle paint. Set aside and let dry.

4. Add vintage dictionary page piece. Ink with distress ink.

5. Cut out and add photo.

6. Add metal and ephemera (ticket, grungeboard, metal flower, brad, word tab, decorative head pin, vintage button) to complete.
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