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Steampunk Altoid Tin – Inside

17 September 2019 3 Comments

For a swap at ATCsforall.com. This is an altered Altoid-type tin with a steampunk theme.

For the right inside I used Alves Apoxie clay and lined the surface of the rectangular box, creating a little niche to hug the round tin. The round tin is a wedding favor with a clear plastic lid. I lined that with irridescent crinkle paper. The picture of the man is from an old National Geographic. I glued it to the plastic lid with Diamond Glaze.

Before the clay was dry I pressed tiny gears and watch hands into the surface, along with the metal bird charm. Then I washed the dry clay with several layers of acrylic paints, and some sparkly blue craft glue.

I altered the round tin using acrylic paint and faux patina. There are shiny brass colored flat beads along the top of the round tin. The decoration on the top of the rectangle is from an old coffee pot lid. I threaded beads and a charm on jewelry wire, and twisted some more wire to hold the wind-up key.

On the left I used layers of paper plus a vintage ticket. The letters are plastic — they already had a great vintage look, I thought. The heart charm was altered wtih paint and patina. This side is sealed with Diamond Glaze.


  • cassandra204 said:

    This is gorgeous ! How are you doing ?

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  • DuoHearts said:

    I love this… your composition is perfect. I need to get some diamond glaze…