Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Altered Tin Swap

A small local mixed media group that I belong to decided to do an altered Altoid Tin swap. We each drew names and had one month to alter the tin. I did mine with a "Life's A Beach" theme, with a shark image and shark teeth on the inside of the tin. I added small square shells, a cowrie shell, and some sand that I painted gold to the outside of the tin. This was my first altered tin, and a little more challenging than I had expected.



The tin that was made for me by my friend Lynne featured a beautiful needle felted piece on the top of the tin, and a metal embossed piece on the inside of the tin that says "Art". I just love what she did with it, and it is really my colors--thanks Lynne!

6 comments:

Mar said...

these are GREAT!

AlyiceEdrich.com said...

How Fun. What will you do with the tins now? Display them? Use them? Where?

Willow said...

I love your blog Elizabeth, or rather I should say I love your style!!! Your first tin is great and I love your papers!!! I also like your style of wire wrapping...Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are both beautiful. I'm sure this was a wonderful swap. Your wire wrapping is also eye catching.

Elizabeth in KS

Elizabeth in NM said...

Hi Alyice,
For now, I am keeping the tin on my sewing desk just to look at--it inspires me and puts a smile on my face!

Peggy said...

I love your art! You're awesome!