Saturday, May 28, 2016

Altoids Paint Tin

I solemnly swear that I will not make a card during this challenge. Edna won't let me. But I can make anything else I want. Welcome to challenge #60: N is for Not a Card!

I've been wanting to make a travel watercolor kit out of an Altoids tin that I saw on Pinterest and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity.  Here are some pictures of my kit.

That blue thing on the paper is supposed to be a cat.

The top
I started this project by making a Gelli print.  Don't even ask me the last time that I used my Gelli plate. Once the paper was dry, I used my Silhouette to cut out the Altoids tin pattern.  You just need to look up "mint tin" in the Silhouette search bar if you are interested.

The papers were stamped and edged with black ink.  On this top layer I affixed the vintage lady and my bit of snark. I used matte medium to glue the papers to the tin.

The bottom

Once the tin was papered, I made a mini watercolor book.  I cut four 2 inch by 3 1/4 inch pieces of watercolor paper, and a cover from the gelli print.

I stamped some images onto shrink film to add little arty charms to the bookbinding thread.

The watercolor palette is from gum packaging.  I squirted the primary colors into the gum container and left one empty for a place for water. This shorty brush fits perfectly into the tin. The book, brush, and paint all fit into the closed tin.  Now I have watercolors wherever I go!
Enough of my photos! If you want to not make a card and play along, you have until 11:55 p.m. EST on June 10th to enter your creation! Please stop by the home Snarky Sisters Blog to see what inspiration pieces my Snarky Sisters have made for you!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynne Mizera said...

OMGEEEE! I love EVERYTHING about your project, Including the bit where you label your cat! Grin This is the coolest and now I am going to try and make one using a slightly larger tin I own...

Barbara Godden said...

this is amazing, what a fabulous project and yes I see that's a cat, awesome job.

Lindsey said...

This is brilliant. And of course it's a cat!

Chris Dring said...

What a totally genius idea! I love it!

And of course that's a cat.

Printable Art said...

Fabulous idea!! Great Project, Fantastic inspiration!!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

That's a very cool idea. I didn't know they had the shape in Silhouette site.. I have been measuring and cutting them up by hand.