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Altered Pop Top Can
With the beginning of a new year, ambitious papercrafters start focusing on the next holiday. This Valentine's day, alter pop top cans (like Del Monte fruit cups for the kids' lunches) and fill with candy or trinkets. New tutorial author Julie Buhler shares an easy altered Pop Top can.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Pop Top Can
  • Safety Can Opener
  • Strong Adhesive
  • Patterned Paper
  • Coluzzle® or other circular cutting system
  • Scissors
  • Crystal Effects
  • Candy
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    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Janet asked: "I just saw a card using the thumping technique. Where can I find this technique?"
    A: This is an easy way to randomly add multiple colors to an image. Ink a solid stamp with the lightest color ink you'd like to use. Don't stamp it yet, but turn it so the rubber is facing up. Next, take a darker colored marker and tap it onto the ink, adding darker spots. Now, stamp your image.
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    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Mary Anne has a hint for altering wood frames: "I put the Mod Podge® both on the wood and the paper, and stuck them together. THEN after it was dry, I sanded the edges of the frame/paper so there were no mis-matched paper edges to the frame edges. Next I put the Mod Podge over the edges and front of the paper to seal it. It looks really cool. Very seamless."
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