I love making altered tins. I like the idea of taking a corner of my minds eye, and tucking it into a little tin box, to share with someone special. I recently made this tin for a very special someone's 18th birthday.
I knew I wanted to try something different with this tin, in that I wanted to use two tins. I toyed with the idea of attaching the tins to each other with hinges, but in the end I glued them back to back instead.
This is a picture of the front lid. I used a page out of a 1952 Sears catalog for my dp. I inked the paper using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I then used a frame stamp from the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection and archival ink to distress things a bit. I then distressed the Scrabble letters by sanding them, and inking with Distress Ink, then I used the same frame stamp on the Scrabble letters.
This is the inside of the first tin. I used the same catalog, but did not do as much distressing of the paper. I love using old keys on things, and was very excited to find a cool old one with a star. For the miniature domino, I used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol inks. For the glass bottle I attached little watch gears to the inside and the outside. Stamps and ink are, you guessed it, Tim Holtz! I love the nostalgia that his images bring.
So I am a picture short. I'm opting to not post a picture of the back lid. While it is very cool, it contains personal information, sorry. I hope you have enjoyed looking, as much as I have enjoyed sharing. Happy day!