Once upon a time .....
No - too predictable!
It was a dark and stormy night .....
No - too Snoopy!
I went for a walk the other day when I chanced upon a strange object -
OK - that is not going to fool you!
I do like hidden surprises though, and using an old tin is a good foil as an opportunity to let fantasy take over. This is a mint tin from M&S (the same size as an Altoid tin). On the outside I gave it a good coat of gesso, then crackle glaze between two acrylic paint layers, followed by a bid of sanding and black ink. A chipboard skull was given a coat of shiny copper paint, and a pointy finger stamped onto shrink plastic.
Shall we go inside?
Book pages as a backdrop, some stamped shrink plastic pieces, a piece of abalone shell, a Swarovski crystal, skull, penguin ..... and other random items. Decided to drop some Pebeo fantasy paint into the little bottle - it didn't react as it normally does, and took 3 days to dry - so I won't be doing that again!
I had so much fun doing this, that I'm searching out other tins now!
Do you know Eebyâk?