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Upcycling an Old Metal Box

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Hey! It’s my turn on the blog again and I have a fun project for you today. I found this metal box some time ago and had to have it. I wasn’t sure then what I was going to do with it, but when I saw the new Tattered Angels Color Wash Paints, I knew Pewter would be the start of a new project.

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Steph used the following products:
Tin Box
Canvas Corp Mix and Match Pad – The Watering Can
Tattered Angels – Color Wash – Pewter
Tattered Angels – Stained Glass – Lemon, Lavender
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glam – Golden Goddess
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze – Saffron
Tattered Angels – Baseboard Mist – Gravel, Ivory
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist – Alaskan Salmon, Splash
Dies and Die cut Machine
Paint brushes, Script Stamp, Imagine Memento Luxe Ink
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil, Molding Paste

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Paint the tin box with Pewter Color Wash paint.
The paint will pool on the metal so move the paint with a brush.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
Don’t forget to paint inside the box!

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Use molding paste through a stencil to create a 3 dimensional effect in the right corner.

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Using a script stamp with Memento Luxe Ink, stamp randomly around the box, including the spine.

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Die cut the bicycle paper, black cardstock and burlap with graduating sized oval dies.
Add touches of color to the flowers. Adhere to box.
Fussy cut a butterfly and paint with assorted colors paints and mists.
Mat butterfly with black cardstock then add to the upper corner. Fussy cut label and add to bottom corner.

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Think about adding little gifts or candy inside the box and it’s ready to give as a gift to someone special.

Have a great crafty day!!!

Steph Ackerman
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


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