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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010 12:16:00 PM »

I prefer to get mine "free" with my mints.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010 01:15:57 PM »

I love this!  Question for you, Rackycoo, what's your favorite kind of glue to adhere paper to the tin?  Thanks much!
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010 01:19:44 PM »

I always use a nice thick paper, like Graphics45 or Basic Grey, and glue it down with Matte Finish Mod Podge. You can use a thinner paper, but then you run the risk of having wrinkles, which I don't care for.  Cheesy

I use the Mod Podge as a sealer and protector, too, so I cover the entire tin with it, once all the paper is adhered. That helps keep the edges from coming up.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010 05:52:06 AM »

I am assuming that you leave a clear space at the top of the sides, so that the tin can still close?
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2010 06:00:49 AM »

I am assuming that you leave a clear space at the top of the sides, so that the tin can still close?

Definitely. I learned this the hard way. Even a coat of paint in that area will prevent the tin from closing properly.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2010 07:11:49 AM »

I think we've all learned that the hard way!


I am assuming that you leave a clear space at the top of the sides, so that the tin can still close?

Definitely. I learned this the hard way. Even a coat of paint in that area will prevent the tin from closing properly.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2010 08:30:08 AM »

does anyone know of any step by step tutes for this kind of thing. I have done a few tins, but never been really happy with the result.
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2010 08:40:22 AM »

I don't know of any right off hand, but maybe next time I do one, I'll take in progress pics and write one up. I have learned a lot through trial and error.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2010 08:46:48 AM »

thanks sweetie. that would be great if you get a chance to do it.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2010 09:17:01 AM »

I like altering Altoids tins myself. How did you get the overlap between the top and sides of the lid so neatly done?
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