How to Emboss a Metal Tincomments (26) August 20th, 2008
Here's a clever way to turn an ordinary candy tin into a striking one with some simple embossing.
What you'll need:
Small candy tins, such as Altoids tins, emptied and cleaned
Aluminum foil tape
Self-healing cutting board
Empty ballpoint pen (optional)
Sharpie markers in assorted colors (optional)
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I love aluminum foil tape! You can find it in your hardware store. It's basically a thin sheet of aluminum with very strong adhesive on the back. A roll of this material isn't cheap, but it should last you a very long time-and it has 1,001 crafty uses. But, please do keep these cautions in mind when you work with it:
Sharp edges. When you cut foil tape, the cut edge can often be sharp. Handle it with care, and never run your fingers along any edge of foil tape!
Aggressive adhesive. The sticky back on this tape is very strong. If it sticks to a surface, it may not come off again without damaging it. So, protect your work surface with some cardboard.
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