Hello all. I'm linking up with Roni over at Ink Stains. She's celebrating her five year anniversary by hosting an Altoid Tin Alteration Blog Hop. Happy Anniversary Roni! Thank you for supplying the Altoid Tin for this project!
This is my first time altering a tin. I knew exactly what I wanted to do but wasn't sure how it would come together. First I spray painted the tin turquoise, a nice southwestern color. I added the little spools to give it some legs.
I've been collecting sayings and thought how nice to have a little treasure box full of positive thoughts. When I have visitors I'll invite them to "Take What They Need."
I printed out the sayings onto watercolor paper then splattered the paper with turquoise, pink and yellow watercolors. Once the watercolor was dry I tore around the edges.
I put "Take What You Need" on the front of the tin, along with a couple of paper flowers. I used some of the paper that lines the interior onto the front, distressing the paper with TH Distress ink. I wrapped some ribbon around the bottom and sanded around the edges of the tin so some of the red would show through.
I glued Believe In Yourself on the inside of the lid so that when anyone opens it they'll see it.