Thursday, September 26, 2019

Paper Fairy Mini Tins

I've been plowing though old projects, half prepped things that have been sitting around waiting for me to get my act together. (Spoiler: my act will never be together.) These tins have been in my stash forever. Seriously. Years. And I've finally filled them.

I used the fairies from my Matchbox Fairy Download and added some Wee Transparent Wings

Inside I've tucked some moss, scatter and deconstructed flowers. As I've been on a serious butterfly kick, I've included a few Wee Assorted Butterflies too.

I could not find the tins I used listed BUT NEVER FEAR! You could just use the matchbox template that comes with the Matchbox Fairy Download or keep your eyes open for something similar. 

Two things to keep in mind when looking for little tins: 

• The plastic/glass in these sorts of things (especially if bought on the cheap!) often seems to haze or blur what is inside. Give it a test before buying if possible to make sure you'll have a clear view of the contents.

• Remember to consider the 'framed' area when creating your composition. When working so small even a thin boarder takes up a surprising amount of space. 

With all that said, here are the supplies I used for this project:

Small tins with plastic 'window'
Matchbox Fairy Download
Wee Transparent Wings

Wee Assorted Butterflies
old paper (for background)
acrylic paint (to colour)
flocking and scatter/moss and tiny fake flowers
glue and good fussy cutting scissors
foam adhesive squares

And if you'd rather just buy one of these lovelies, you can pop over to the etsy shop. You'll find them HERE.

Pssst, don't tell anyone I told you, but if you feel like you need a little more guidance I have a similar project, complete with video tutorial, coming up in just a couple of days.