Altered Tin With Foiling Technique

Another product from a viritual crafting session with Christine. This time we decided to try the foiling technique.

First you glue the items of your choice -  in my case the split rings and butterflies - on the tin with glossy accents. Then you glue the crumpled aluminium foil on top with pod-podge. You work on the foil covered bits with an embossing tool to make them stand out. Paint the tin with colours of your choice. To give it that vintage look paint it over (once dried) with black acrylic paint, before the black paint is dry wipe most of it off until you have the effect you are looking for. You can finish it of by emphasising the bits by rubbing some Rub 'n Buff over them. And this is the result:

Thank you Christine.. it was fun again!

I first saw this technique on youtube at CapricornArtist73 . Meanwhile there are more great tutorials of this technique available, the best I think is from Rachel, she is easy to follow and a great artist.

Materials I used are
Old tin
Aluminium Foil (extra strong type)
Lumiere Acrylic Paint - Pearl Violet, Pearl Turquoise and Halo Blue Gold.
Black Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge - Matte
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Split rings
Chipboard butterflies
Run 'n Buff - Metallic Rub-Ons Set

You can find some of the materials here:
- Lumiere Paint and glossy accents from The Stampman


  1. Very Sweet Caroline. Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my TH Shabby Chic town. Terri and I had a lot of fun with them.

  2. Cool technique and a beautiful butterfly box. I really like the colors you chose for it. I'l have to hop on over to Christine's blog to see what she created.

  3. Yup...turned out lovely...I look forward to next "Crafting with Caroline"...;)...lol