Coloring Tin


In this tutorial I will show you how to make an authentic tin look on the metallic objects with Spectrum Noir Markers. Here I’ll use my Cool Grays (IG1,2,3,4,5) and the Blender pen.


We’ll do the simple blending technique for coloring a cylindrical object.

Since we want our watering can to be super shiny we’ll make the first coat with the blender just to soak the paper with alcohol. This will help us with blending and still we will have a part of the object completely white.


Then we start from the edges with a dark shade (IG4).


And then moving toward the center with the lighter – IG3 and IG2.


The lightest IG1 blends perfectly into the white center region.


And since this watering can has little rims on it, in order to make them more convex I will go in the other sections with second sequence of colors (from darkest (IG5) to lightest (IG1)) leaving the center shiny and white.


We are almost finished! In order to give it an authentic hammered look we will add some dots first with the blender.


Then we can go crazy dotty with the rest of the colors we’ve used.


I‘ve colored the rest of the image and mount it on a beautiful frame and you have perfect card topper for all your spring projects.

Materials used:
Image: “April” from Mo’s DP
Specrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS1,2,4,9,8
Hair: GB4,6,9
Clothes: IB1,2 TB3,4 PP1,2 BP1,2
Grass: CG1,2,3,4
Tin: IG1,2,3,4,5 Blender
Background: Distress ink – Tumbled glass
Frame : Core’dinations Cardstock, Sizzix Frame Dye

Tutorial credit: Kalina Pavolva

2 thoughts on “Coloring Tin

  1. I love that. I recently just started with the SN markers and love the blending I can achieve. I’m a big fan of the “white spot” highlight. I have been coloring with color pencils and created the infamous ‘white spot’ so many times!!!

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