Trying to get back into the swing of a somewhat regular schedule after the busy-ness of the holidays! I always find that one of the best times to buy various sizes of tins to cover with clay is right after a holiday - because all the holiday themed tins go on clearance sale!
I've begun working on a few tins - here they are very near the beginning of the process. I began by giving them a bit of a sanding, applying a bit of white glue and letting it dry, and then putting on the "base" layer of clay. Then it will be time for the first session of baking. I have found that doing projects like this in multiple steps makes it much easier to not accidentally squish something during the process of creation, which makes it more fun and less stressful!