Saturday, 23 June 2018

2018 #11 Enshrined: Altoid Tin Shrine with EEA {by Claire Snowdon}

2018 Topic 11: Enshrined


Oh boy, Claire has reminded me of another thing we used to do a lot back in the day - alter altoid tins! Great idea for an enshrined project too!!! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you this evening, and I'd like to share with you an altered 'altoid' type tin.  I got this little tin from eBay for a very reasonable price - I liked the little window in it :)


Originally I'd planned to alter my tin in a grungy/rusty type style however when I went to my box of Fresco Finish paints the lovely Dusty Teal just jumped out at me!  I started by giving my tin a base coat of Fresco Finish Chalk paint.  Then painted the tin lid in Fresco Finish Bubblegum and the base in the Dusty Teal. 



The internal image is from the EEA04 stamp set.

 Eclectica³ Everything Art Set 04 (EEA04)


I love the collage style stamps the Everything Art guys have created across their stamp designs and this one was the perfect size for my tin.  I stamped the image in Onyx Black Versafine and then coloured it using Prima watercolour pencils.


I drew around the base of the tin on the image and cut it to size.  I popped it in and raised it up a bit using foam pads.  I added the piece of bandage to the bottom of the image to nestle her inside the tin.  Then to add a bit of something extra I added the piece of flowery ribbon around the outside.


I used the fab little script stamp from the same set to stamp onto the tin lid in Archival Watering Can ink.  Then stamped and cut out the words from the same collaged image inside the tin, edged it with black and added to the front of the tin as well.

As a finishing touch I added White Fire Treasure Gold all over my tin edges to give it a bit of bling.


This was a fun little item to alter and I hope you can find time to join in with the challenge and see what projects you can create!


Thanks for visiting the blog today,
Claire x

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4 comments:

Miriam said...

That's beautiful Claire. I really love the colour scheme you've used too.

Chris Cresswell said...

I love this stamp set. I really love how you've 'caught' her in the little shrine tin! Brilliant interpretation of this current theme!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, Claire, it's so striking!

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the instinctive way that you have tackled this project Claire. Great choices. Xx

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