My last post over at Unruly PaperArts is this cute Christmas tin. Creating little scenes in tins is one of my favorites! This is a tin the size of an Altoid tin... you can alter a tin, if you don't have one you can purchase blank tins (hinged or not)! What is so fun about making these is the surprise on a persons face when they open them!
The front of the tin....
Tins at Altered Pages
BoBunny Snow Flake
Tim Holtz Star
If you use a tin that you have removed the paint from it is a good idea to give a quick coat of gesso. If you are using a brand new smooth finish tin use a little sand paper to create a few abrasions for the glue to stick to!
Cut the image for the top and bottom ( pattern paper) of the outside of the tin a bit larger than the tin. Adhere to the tin with glue stick Use an old emery board to sand the edges down. This gives the outside a perfect fit!
Add little Wink of Stella to the candles, Enamel Dots for Christmas ornaments and a star to top off the tree!
Add trims to the outside using a Tacky Glue or E6000, find trims that will fit the sides to give the most coverage with out interfering with the opening and closing of the tin.
Cut the image for the inside of the tin as close as possible to the size of the inside, adhere with glue stick. Add a few sparkling highlights to the images with the Wink of Stella. Adhere white Flower Soft to image for the wonderful feeling of cold winter snow with Tacky Glue!
Add a small tree and snowflake to embellish!
HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS
to you and yours!!!!