Saturday, September 20, 2014
Fairy Door Altered Altoids Tin
Hello! First thing first-I am so happy to see that I have 3 followers! It means a lot to me as I am still so new to the mixed media art scene. Big thanks to my 3 peeps! Project time: This was totally a fun and frustrating project. I will tell you what NOT to do first. I learned the hard way. Here is my Fairy Door Altered Altoid Tin and ATCs.
First Don't: don't put any paper lining inside the top lid of the tin. It won't shut.
Second Don't: don't put paper around the bottom of the tin that covers the little lips that allows the tin to close-it won't shut properly. I used lace to cover the edge of the paper that I messed up. Sshhhh!
Those are the big problems I ran into. Okay, onto the break down
First I cut all my paper to glue to the tin. I edged the papers with a purplish/pink chalk ink and then glued the papers using Mod Podge (love the stuff)! While that was drying I cut my ATCs to fit in the tin.
Next I grabbed some polymer clay and set to work creating my fairy door, rocks (I didn't use these) and flower stems. I hand designed everything you see. I baked all items, let it cool down and painted everything with acrylic paints and Silks. This was my first time using clay. Fun stuff!
After that was all dry I glued my door to the front of the tin lid with Tombow glue and added some moss, the flower stems with glittery flowers and the grass moss at the bottom of the door.
Now we turn to the inside part of the lid. I added a fairy, a mushroom (painted with Gesso and metallic purple acrylic paint), flowers and a small vial that had Wish Dust in it. So cute!
I then decided to start the ATCs that go in the tin. You can put anything or do anything for this part. I used everything from my stash. I used a pink ribbon as the "hinge" to fold the ATCs up in the tin and as the "handle" to pull it out. Don't use too many embellies or the lid won't shut-but if you do, grab a paperclip and clip the ATCs together so they don't spew out.
Put all your parts together and Viola! Fairy Door Altered Altoid Tin with ATCs.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. It brightens my day! Carpe Diem! ~Niki
This project will be shared with the following:
Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes HERE
Craft Hoarders Anonymous-School/Office supplies. HERE I used the paperclip to keep all the ATCs from spilling out-may have gone overboard on embellies. Oops!
Try It on Tuesday-Recycle It. HERE I recycled the Altoid Tin my hubby was going to throw away.
Left of Center-anything goes in the mythical category. HERE
The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge #1. HERE
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge-Color challenge. HERE I used the pinks and garden feel from the photo.