The theme for April is Alice and all that Wonderland brings to mind.
I decided to go with an Alice Altoid tin shrine this go 'round. I really like the red, black and white theme - very eye catching!
I started with an Altoid tin. Notice the little hinges holding the lid on?
I sanded the sharp edges down (make sure you use a sanding block or fold your sandpaper over a couple of times, you don't want to cut yourself!) I also sanded the tin and the lid to rough up the surface. It makes it a lot easier to glue paper down when there is more tooth to the surface.
You will need a piece for the inside back of the tin, the backside of the tin and one piece for the top of the tin lid and one for the outer edge of the tin sides.
I painted my insert and the Altoids Topper black and also painted the sides of the inside of the tin as well, making sure I got into the edges.
I cut out my images from my collage sheets as well.
After it dried, I added white dots (using white acrylic paint and a brush) to the insert as it needed some detail and glued a red paper rose to the top center of the Altoids Topper.
I also trimmed out the edge of the topper with some Black Diamond Stickles.
I glued the 'We're All Mad Here' banner on the bottom of the tin and set it aside to dry.
Oh, and I wanted to put something odd in her hand and I thought this little five of hearts dude was just the right size and I loved his expression. Kind of WTH?!!
I added the same Dresden Trim (called Baroque Dresden Borders - Black) around the outside edge and then some snazzy mini red pompom fringe.
When all was dry, I attached a white painted finial to the bottom of the tin, glued that down to the center of the tin lid and added a couple of paper roses.
For a link to all the awesome supplies used on this project AND the Bonus Project below, click HERE
Altoid Tin, We're All Mad Here Collage Sheet, Alice Covers Collage Sheet (tiny little card man), Altoid Inserts Vignette (oval), Altoids Topper 2, 1/2 Inch Red Paper Roses, Tiny Paper Roses (red and white), Baroque Dresden Borders - Black, Black and Ivory Diamonds Scrapbook Paper, Black Diamond Stickles
Alices Little Deck of Cards in an Adorable Wee Box!!
It's so tiny and cute!