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« on: October 11, 2011 12:26:53 AM »

So after two years of gawking, I am finally posting something. AND that something is my very first altered altoid tin.

My boyfriend is in a band and I'm partially responsible for the merchandise that gets sold. Not only do we always decorate the packaging, but it's always extra fun to throw in some oddities along with the purchased goods. For the last package we sent out, I decided to give my go at altering an altoid tin, since I love the endless possibilities of what someone can use a small container for.

I haphazardly hot glued miscellaneous bits from my junk box to the top. Painted it, then used Rub-N-Buff (which I have been applying to anything and everything I can, because the effect might as well be magic).

I was hoping to achieve a sorta steampunk-esque, rustic vibe.


I decided to stay real simple with the rest and mod podge magazine cut-outs to the inside, the back of the lid and the bottom.

Also, I made a small felt smiley sun just the right size to be a nice surprise for the person receiving the package.


Then this is the back. I love crumpling magazine cut-outs to get a really wrinkled, old effect. Also, I thought it went well with the plain, textural image.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011 08:01:13 AM »

Oh wow! You did an awesome job with it. I love how it seems so old and grungy .... then you open it up and there is a bright little sun. Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 08:18:38 AM »

It looks so awesome! I love the vibe of the whole thing. I think you achieved "steampunk-rustic". Nice work! I hope you post more projects soon.

Oh! And the felt sun is such a cute surprise!
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011 08:50:49 PM »

Well thank you-thank you. I've seen some very detailed and elaborate altered tins from other crafting folk and I hope that I can only get better and make the next one more interesting. Luckily, Altoids are one of my boyfriends favorite things he likes to have on hand at all times, so I should have more empty tins laying about for practice!
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011 03:47:47 AM »

This is really awesome, this is something I would quite like to try....I have such a HUGE box of little whimsies I could paint this rub n buff stuff over. Where did you find it at?
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011 06:28:40 AM »

What great idea, and what a great first altered tin! Mine definitely didn't turn out even half as cool as yours did. The sun is too cute, it just makes you want to smile when you see it! What an awesome thing to do for the packages you send out- it ads such a personal touch, letting the fans know that the band is involved with everything that's going on and still cares.
PS- I love Rub-N-Buff, too. It makes everything look cooler, even concrete!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011 01:15:35 PM »

This is really awesome, this is something I would quite like to try....I have such a HUGE box of little whimsies I could paint this rub n buff stuff over. Where did you find it at?

I think I got mine at Joann's, but I'm pretty sure you could get Rub-N-Buff at any craft store.

What great idea, and what a great first altered tin! Mine definitely didn't turn out even half as cool as yours did. The sun is too cute, it just makes you want to smile when you see it! What an awesome thing to do for the packages you send out- it ads such a personal touch, letting the fans know that the band is involved with everything that's going on and still cares.
PS- I love Rub-N-Buff, too. It makes everything look cooler, even concrete!

Thanks! Bah! Yes. Rub-N-Buff just brings out the texture in everything and I looooove it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011 02:25:33 PM »

Wow, that is so cool!  I must get me some Rub-N-Buff to play with!!!
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