I'm happiest when making art for someone who appreciates my work and never expects to get any of my work but is always thrilled when they do. Loving shabby/chic/rusty stuff helps! LOL This sums up my neighbor, Becky, so this one's for you! She also loves puzzles so I couldn't resist working up this small gift for her.
|Altoid tin - front|
|Altoid tin - back|
Once the image was adhered to the tin, I covered it with USArtQuest Perfect Paper Adhesive (matte finish). After that dried, I smeared Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the top, then wiped brown distress inks over the cracks for a more vintage look. I added a small snowflake at the top and the faux postage stamp at the bottom is from Tin Can Mail and stamped in black archival ink.
The final color is really a dark slate blue with brown edges. I carefully took the hinged lid off to facilitate the painting. I know Becky is going to love this...sure wish I didn't have to wait for Christmas to give it to her!