gift for a friend. I haven't made these little rainbow altoid
covered puppies for a while and I don't know why. Looking
at them always perks me up. What little treasures they can
This one is kinda blue-sy because I'm gonna miss seeing
my friend every day. She's about to embark on another
officially lost it. :) I've begun putting big feet on the
bottoms of these little mint tins. Some of them give me such
giggles every time I look at them. Oh, click
here to see the top view.
one was inspired by the claw footed furniture and bathtubs
of olde. The top and legs are stenciled with little blue
flowers; the top has a stenciled Phoenix.
green footed box with a rainbow top backed with a strand
of purple beads.
themed box with stenciled bamboo and faux hammered gold plating
on the finger grip panels.
mint tins feature the crackle effects of Jaz tempera paints. I
learned how to use these paints in Tony Aquino's class. Tony's
a Van Aiken rep, the same company that makes Kato clay. Tempera
paints are water based and after being painted and drying on clay,
will crackle very nicely. On these boxes you can see the background
of each plant panel on the tops of the boxes are crackled and the
base of the boxes have crackles.
so you can see the panel backgrounds better.
Bottom view - a little
computer humor ;-)
covered altoid; made in Tory's weekend BonBons workshop. This mixed
media project includes polymer clay, brass wire mesh, copper metal
shavings, copper wire findings and copper beads.
once in a while, I actually make a box without using an
Altoid as the base, but I try not to do that too often.
This box is decorated with Invent-It body tattoo/decals.
Click on the image to see more.
above box is included with a couple other boxes and pendants
I made in "Classy Clay", a Design Originals publication.
covered Altoid tin and a nekked one! ;-)
first kaliedoscope topped Altoid box.
are the mini Altoid boxes. If you leave the regular sized
boxes in a dark box long enough, they make little Altoid
Paradise". Click on photo to see its dear little feet!
in Pink & Blue". Click
here to view step
by step instructions for covering your own tins.
Banana". Another one of a series of my Altoid tins
covered with a braided rainbow cane. To view step by step
instructions on making this kind of beautiful cane, check
out this link
Flight". The bird image and background pattern were
silk screened on the top.
"Phoenix Screened". Click on photo to see an inlcuded
and Blueberries". Lid is decorated with a framed embedded
Warmth". Lid is decorated with a framed embedded cane
Love Rainbows". Rainbow heart-shaped Altoid. Yes, Altoids
makes a heart-shaped tin! Teal, golden yellow and pink trim.
The base is covered with a pink to golden yellow skinner
blend and little ball-in-ball feet.
purse, made from two heart shaped Altoid tins. The shoulder
strap was made with heart shaped glass beads, spacer beads,
barrel and crane swivels, polymer clay and twisted nylon
on the photo to see several included views of this project.