I had the idea to use an Altoid tin for some of the mixed media hearts I've collected in trades recently. Here's where am I thus far.Decorative paper attached to top and bottom; ribbon attached around the top rim. Bottom rim still needs something... I created the winged heart on the top of the box, from paint on heavy chipboard with metal wings attached. It symbolizes my heart winging to my friends.
These are some of the hearts that will be contained in the box.
For the beach walk treasures, I decided to use the round tin with clear window peeking through. First I sanded and then painted the round tin with Vintaj paint. It still needs another coat. I plan to put some paper or ribbon around the bottom edge, and this photo is on one of the possible paper choices.
I'm also thinking of gluing some small sea shells and rocks (I've collected a lot of them!) on the top of the tin to surround the window...
These treasures will go inside the box when it's done
The tea box I started has become a disaster! The colors aren't working out at all as envisioned. (Okay, it's bu** ugly!) And with the combination of the gesso and paint, the lid no longer fits. *sigh*
Ah well, I can always gesso it and start over. Of course, I'll have to figure out a different lid, or adjust the current one. I don't even want to show you, it's so bad. LOL!
Eventually, however, I'll have a box to contain the variety of inspirational tea tags I've saved from the gallons of Yogi Tea I've had over the past year or two. My original idea for the tea tags (why I started saving them) was for a journal page. Which hasn't happened yet. I will figure out some way to display them.
Much more to come. Trying to do so much in a week has become a challenge. The cool thing about Carla Sonheim's classes is that you can access them forever, so I have all kinds of time to keep perfecting my ideas.
So, what have you been working on this week? :)
Sharing with Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin!