In my last post I mentioned I have been playing around with something in the art room. I struggled with putting them out in the world since that lets my weird sense of humor out of the closet but my friend, Carol, reminded me that everybody already knows I'm weird so [big gulp] here goes. Click the photo larger for a closer look.
These are all made from salvaged Altoids tins that I patinaed then Mod Podged with photocopies of old photos. Using original photos would be cool but they need to be sized to fit the lid. I did use distressing ink to give them a little age and might try color copying next time to capture the original patina.
I made the captions using text boxes in Word making the text white and the fill black. I was going for the look of old-school photo albums with black pages and handwritten captions in white pencil.
The inside of the lids are covered in black scrapbook paper with white dots and the inside bottom is covered with black felt. I like the look of the patina so I left the sides and bottoms plain.
I had a LOT of fun making these so now I'm on the hunt for more tins. The Altoids company started embossing the tops so the newer ones don't lent themselves to altering. I cannot think WHY they thought that was a good idea. Sheesh!
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