These are samples of tin tooling texture tools that are available from the company Ten Second Studio although many different companies produce these. You can also see some of the textures that are produced by each tool. The tool on the right is a soft mini brayer that can be used to smooth the tin out because texturing tends to curl your tin. If you don’t own one of these your fingers will do the same thing and often I prefer to use my fingers.
The border pieces that you see here are made by a company called Ten Second Studio but many of you have background and border plates in your kit. You use these very similar to a rubbing plate or a texture rubbing. Rub a blending staub, used for blending graphite and charcoal, over the plate to reveal the border pattern and enhance by running your blending staub throughout the design.