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« on: May 02, 2016 10:53:08 AM »

It's been too danged long since I made altered an Altoids tin! Here's one I just made with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The base of the tin is made from letters from an old spelling game. The porcelain hand on top holds a tasty looking tart, and is surrounded by the White Rabbit's pocket watch and a key. I used Apoxie Sculpt to adhere these items.


The Cheshire Cat is actually a chipboard die-cut from Alpha Stamps, designed to fit right inside a tin. The details on the trees and cat were done with colored pencils, while the insert border was painted to match the color of the background paper I chose. I used a tiny brush to apply bright white paint to accent the cat's eyes and teeth. Here's a little closeup.


The figures from the collage sheet are attached to the back of the tin with foam dots to give the scene even more dimension. I used pink pom pom fringe because I liked the 50's sort of color vibe it added.


Because I know you like to see the back! The letter cubes are attached to a base of scrapbook paper-wrapped cardboard up under the tin. That's so the pom poms in the front don't hang down and obscure the letters.


Gotta go alter more tins!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016 11:00:18 AM »

Oh my goodness. This is fab.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016 11:03:49 AM »

Beautiful and quirky and amazing! I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016 11:40:47 AM »

Wow! Every detail is just scrumptious.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016 12:46:08 PM »

Awesomely detailed...I love this!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016 07:10:31 PM »

This is all kinds of fantastic. I think you're crazy as a loon for having the idea to color the cat, which came out purrfect, but a giant Alice hand?!! Icing on the cake, madam.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016 08:12:36 AM »

Great Alice in Wonderland inspired design!  I particularly like the symbolic 3D elements on top of the tin.  The tea party will always be the best part of that book (and the Disney animated film).
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016 08:31:34 AM »

love it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016 12:56:51 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Oh, and I totally forgot to mention that the sweet little porcelain hand was something artsycandice sent me in the last IYP. Thanks, artsyc!
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016 04:09:37 AM »

pink pom poms definitely my favorite embellishment!
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