I scrunched up the papers, then roughly smoothed them out. After applying a thick layer of pva to a section of the tin at a time, I laid on the paper smooshing it in wrinkles to disguise the embossed texture of the tin. Once the tin was covered, leaving the lip on the body and lid clear, I left it to dry overnight. A liberal application of bronze metallic paint and another night drying. I used a Tim Holtz clock and gears mask (it's an old design, so I'm not sure if it's still available) and inked over with black ink and a blending tool. Another drying session and a blast with the hairdryer before a final coat of Glossy Mod (choral singing) Podge.
And here's the finished box....
And the second one waiting on it's makeover.