Monday, February 13, 2012

A secretive altoid tin

Attn: crazyalien8, if you are peeking, avert your eyes!

I'm taking part in craftster's Wicked Vices Altoid Tin Swap. I had an idea in my head, a vision of how I wanted my tin to turn out, and my tin disagreed and went entirely in it's own direction.

Based on my partners prompt of 'secretiveness' I had planned to do all sorts of little drawers, lots of crusty patina, a sort of mad scientists stash of bad things but instead ended up with this...


You can't see it too well in the photo but she's sitting under convex glass.


The base is made from a little star shaped wooden box I picked up from Michael's for 6¢, the vertical part is 3 chess pieces stacked atop one another. I've been calling her "The Keeper of Secrets" because she does hold a secret... 

Our lady pops right off to reveal cubbies filled with tiny treasures. (She's held on to the tin with magnets)


Here's hoping my partner likes her!

7 comments:

  1. I am sure she will love it! Your designs have this fantastic fantasy element, I want to live in that world!

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  2. That's beautiful, I love her little secrets. I have never thought to use chess pieces as a base.

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  3. this is without a doubt the coolest altoid tin creation I've seen.

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  4. I love the ones where you think "Wow! But where's the Altoids tin?" And when it's revealed, it's even better!

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