Rusted Tin Art
Convert a mint tin into an art piece with these step-by-step instructions by guest Beverly Seymour.
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laminate counter sample
metal paper holder
B Line Designs rubber stamps
strip of copper
a piece of rusted tin - optional
black stamp pad
needle nose pliers
letter punches (a - r - t)
1. Sand the tin to remove paint.
2. Mix vinegar and bleach in equal amounts in a glass container Tip: Mix bleach and vinegar in a well-ventilated area—outdoors preferably.
3. Place the tin in the bleach and vinegar solution and allow the chemicals to rust the tin. For a faster reaction, add a rusted piece of tin to the solution.
4. Remove the rusted tin and place it on a paper towel and let dry.
5. Spray with matte sealer.
6. Stamp a piece of card stock with a small black and white checked stamp. Cut or tear a section of the stamped paper slightly larger than the laminate countertop sample.
7. Stamp the counter sample with black ink.
9. Hold one end of a metal paper binder clip with pliers and heat it with a torch to change the color of the metal.
11. Heat a piece of copper with the torch to discolor it. Hold the copper with pliers and punch the word "A R T" into the copper using letter punches and a hammer.
13. Attach the counter sample to the tin with a brad.
14. Hang the copper strip with onto one end of the paper holder.
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