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  • Altered Paint Tins

    Hi all, I've not been around here much lately, life just seems to be passing me by.

    I'm looking for some advice from you veteran crafters.

    I am going to start altering paint cans shortly, and in order to protect them from bumps and knocks, I was thinking about laminating the labels. This is my problem. I have a laminator that does both sides of the paper, but wondered if single sided laminating was possible.

    I really want these cans to look fabulous, so any advice you have for me would be great.

    Finally, what would you like to see in these cans if you were given one as a gift, eg Spa in a can, movie night can, herb garden in a can.

    Thanks for listening and have a nice POETS day.

    rixy
    xx
    Maria
    www.rixyswrappers.wahm.co.uk
    personalised favours and gifts

  • #2
    Instead of laminating the labels why not go for a thick coat of varnish or cover with sticky backed plastic, this would be thinner and less likely to bend.
    Good idea gift tins

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    • #3
      What was that stuff that teachers used to use in school? with the green lines on it like graph paper, that was sticky plastic stuff, wasn't that just one sided?
      Does this make sense or am I just rambling?
      MISI - http://www.misi.me.uk/store_info.php?user_id=741

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Louise88 View Post
        What was that stuff that teachers used to use in school? with the green lines on it like graph paper, that was sticky plastic stuff, wasn't that just one sided?
        Does this make sense or am I just rambling?
        Fablon!
        Life's not a race, do take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

        Sue

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        • #5
          Sounds like a really good idea, you could make up some great gift cans (Spa in a can would def. appeal to me). I'd try a varnish too, might be easier than laminating and would give a lovely finish.

          Do show us some pics when you've done some
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          • #6
            I have finished my sample. My little boy wanted this for his cars.





            Maria
            www.rixyswrappers.wahm.co.uk
            personalised favours and gifts

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            • #7
              Oh wow! That is ace!
              I've not seen the cars film, but at work last week I got to demonstrate the new Cars cartride and the Tinkerbell one. I loved them both, the Cars were cool!
              MISI - http://www.misi.me.uk/store_info.php?user_id=741

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Louise88 View Post
                Oh wow! That is ace!
                I've not seen the cars film, but at work last week I got to demonstrate the new Cars cartride and the Tinkerbell one. I loved them both, the Cars were cool!
                coooool.

                I haven't seen the film either but my little one goes nuts for Roary
                Maria
                www.rixyswrappers.wahm.co.uk
                personalised favours and gifts

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                • #9
                  That's great!! Hope it encourages him to keep them all tidy!!

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                  • #10
                    This may be a dumb question, but did these paint tins have paint in originally and if they did, how on earth did you clean them?
                    Gail x

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                    • #11
                      hiya

                      No they didn't have paint in, they are brand new tins.
                      Maria
                      www.rixyswrappers.wahm.co.uk
                      personalised favours and gifts

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rixyswrappers View Post
                        hiya

                        No they didn't have paint in, they are brand new tins.
                        Lol...thank goodness for that! I had visions of you up to your elbows in paint and turps!
                        Gail x

                        My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by onlyme View Post
                          Lol...thank goodness for that! I had visions of you up to your elbows in paint and turps!
                          lmao


                          i don't even try and clean paint from brushes when i decorate!!!!
                          Maria
                          www.rixyswrappers.wahm.co.uk
                          personalised favours and gifts

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rixyswrappers View Post
                            lmao


                            i don't even try and clean paint from brushes when i decorate!!!!
                            Hee hee, me neither! Buying new ones is less hassle
                            MISI - http://www.misi.me.uk/store_info.php?user_id=741

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                            • #15
                              Hi

                              That tin is a great idea and I have two little boys who would love something similar, they're are always filling bags and boxes with their toy cars. Are you planning to sell them and how much are you hoping to sell them for?

                              Oh and I hate to sound like a know it all but roary the racing car is a cartoon staring peter kaye thats on the nickleodeon channel. The main character in the disney cars movie is lightning mcqueen, the number of times I've seen it i could probably quote it line for line as it is a great favourite in our house lol

                              Can't wait for my little girl to get into cartoons so I can watch some girly ones like fifi and the flower tots for a change!

                              Cheers

                              Debbie
                              www.aberjewels.co.uk

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