For our biscuit tin decoration we used edding gloss paint markers in pastel rose (colour code 138), pastel blue (139), pastel yellow (135) and pastel green (137). You can download templates for both the quote and the space motifs from our website.
Before using a gloss paint marker, you need to activate it: Shake the marker vigorously with the cap on, then remove the cap, place the nib on absorbent paper and pump it up and down gently a few times until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re all ready to get started. (And don’t forget to always store the marker horizontally after use.)
First, decorate the lid by adding the quote using hand lettering. The best way is to place the template next to the tin and copy it one line at a time. We painted “Scotty” and “a cookie” in pastel blue, “beam me up” in pastel green and the remaining words in-between in pastel rose. To achieve a beautifully artistic overall effect, try accentuating individual letters and varying the letter size. The edge can be embellished with little stars.
Now take the gloss paint markers and decorate the sides of the tin in whatever way you wish – stars, space ships or UFOs, for instance. Our space-themed template has lots of galactic symbols that you can trace over. Let your imagination take you to infinity and beyond!
Products and materials
- Metal biscuit tin in a dark colour
- Template for the quote
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