I've got a few projects on the go at the moment, but nothing finished yet, so I thought I would show a couple of past projects which started with a mint tin.
Sometimes I'm given stuff with a "what can you do with that" - which happened with the mint tin. So I came up with a project for the Ashtead Craft Club Saturday workshop using a frame or canvas.
The first project uses a shaped wooden frame.
The tin is wrapped with tissue tape and fixed to the side of the frame. The leaping fish are stamped and cut out of card that I painted beforehand. There is a stamped image behind the glass, and painted seaweed on top of the glass, together with beads of Glossy Accents for bubbles. The seahorse is made from a push mold and paper clay.
The second projects uses the tin fixed to a box canvas.
This time the tin is painted to co-ordinate with everything else. The butterflies are cut from painted card, stamped with music, and then covered in Glossy Accents. Each butterfly is wired, and fixed into blue-tac put at the bottom of the tin. The words are stamped onto tissue and then applied to the canvas.
I like the way these tins give added dimension to a project. So just take time to ponder before throwing anything away!