The altered Altoids tin is an exchange with another artist. This is the beginning of the process.
I love the Dabber paints! I first sanded the tin and then applied the paints. Awesome....don't have to clean up paint brushes!
And this paint is formulated to stay on metal.
It's best to make a pattern first so your decorative papers will fit perfectly!
I used my "shaving cream" painted paper. I decided to use the double stick tape to adhere all my papers to the tin.
I measured so that the strip going around the sides was a pinch larger so that there would be an overlap for the bottom.
I really like how the papers look inside the tin. It really smells great too with the shaving cream residue!
Now the really really fun part...embellishing!
What to choose!
I made my mermaid using watercolor paper and an image of the right proportions. The just right image was very hard to find in my stash. If I had PhotoShop or Illustrator...it would be so easy. Maybe one day.....
I wanted the pearls to be the element to hold the mermaid in place when the tin was closed.
So this is the completed inside.
Oh, do I use the star fish or not?!
I found a sliced shell that I think is even better!
My mermaid tale is written on a tag and attached with a safety pin. I have in my stash the best textured material to wrap my tin.
In the mail it goes to Blue Lotus Flower. Enjoy!