· Measure your tin so that you will know how large to make the clay sheet to cover it.
· Using the reserved Purple clay and using the Clay Conditioning Machine, make a sheet of clay big enough to cover the tin. For example, for this project I am using a standard Altoids® tin. It is approximately 3 3/4 inch long by 2 3/8 wide and 3/4 inch tall. You will need a sheet that is at least 4 1/2 inch wide by 6 3/4 inches long. Flatten this sheet to the #4 setting on your pasta machine.
· Using the Super Slicer, slice off thin slices from the different size canes. Place them randomly on the sheet in a pleasing pattern until the sheet is completely covered.
· Use the Acrylic Roller to make it as smooth as possible.
· Turn the sheet over and lay it pattern side down. Using the Super Slicer, cut one end straight and lay the tin so that the back edge is against this straight edge. Gently lift the sheet up and over the tin. Using the Super Slicer, trim the clay so the back edge is even with your first cut.
· Fold up the sides and trim. Using your Acrylic Roller smooth the sheet completely onto the tin, making sure to pop any air bubbles that might be trapped underneath.
· Next use your Craft Knife to trim around the hinges on the backside so that your tin will be able to open smoothly.
· Using the flexible blade from the Super Slicer Set, run it all the way around the tin, staying flush with the underside of the top half of the tin.