I recently took part in a swap and created an altered tin for it. I took an old silver Maya Road tin that used to contain chipboard pieces. I used a mixture of alcohol inks to colour it to give it a nice warm and aged look. I did inside the tin and outside. I wrapped the handle in bakers twine and added a chipboard sentiment also.
Once this was all done I created a scene inside the tin. I added a large Christmas tree on the back of the tin with some glitter on the ornaments on it. I added in some little bottle brush trees. I used my finger to swipe glossy accents on these and then rolled them in glitter for some subtle sparkle.
I coloured the chipboard lamp post and added gold stickles for the lights. I then added glossy accents over this to look like a glass dome over the lights. I used some white felt and tissue paper for the snowy ground. Glossy accents helped my keep the tissue paper looking like a softly heaped snow bank. This also had some glitter added to it! Everything inside is glued down with glossy accents, except for the tea light. I used a removable glue dot to keep that in place so that it could be taken out and turned on and off!
When all this was done I added in the tea light. I wanted to make the tin act like a little Christmas decoration. All the sparkle inside is lit up beautifully by the tea light.
You don’t see the tea light much when the tin front is all closed up so it works well. For the back of the tin I added a lovely sentiment that really sums up Christmas to me. I added glossy accents on the ornaments on this to give them that dimensional look.
I hope my swap partner likes her gift. I certainly loved my gift from her!
I am entering this in the Mixed Media Place challenge which was to use glossy or crackle accents.