I've been inspired by a friend of mine who makes altered tins, and I want to do some as well. I've got a few ideas for what I want to do, it's the "how-to" that's eluding me. Any tips/tricks/suggestions? There are a couple of things in particular that I'm wondering about.
1. What's the best way to measure paper to wrap around my tin, and how do you do it when the tin has hinges and a clasp?
2. For another of my tins I'm thinking about painting the top of it and then decoupaging it. Do I need to do anything to it (like sanding) before I paint?
3. For another of my tins I want to use these neat printed sticker mats I have. I was going to just paste them on, but I'm wondering now if I sohuld use mod podge.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I've never altered anything before. Thanks!