I am posting for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today. I was playing around with my stuff and when I popped this Altoid Inserts Fairy Tale Frame on the tin I thought it looked like an old fortune teller machine. I can't tell you why, my mind just went there and I ran with it.
Here's what I started with when I was pulling bits and pieces together. Isn't that old cigar box label awesome?! I was going to just make the Altoid tin, but when I came across the label in my ephemera I knew I needed to use it, so I added the large Tim Holtz Vignette box.
I prepped the outside of the tin with a quick coat of gesso. I wanted my tin to be purple,
but I didn't have a shimmery purple paint. I just mixed these two together.
The frame was painted with the Royal red and the bits of leftover purple were rubbed on there. I went back and added more Distress paint in Tarnished Brass and Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage Photo later to age it.
The Vine Corners got a quick coat of Emerald Creek embossing powder in Vintage Ivy.
Art Deco Border. I embossed both sides of these pieces using Charred Gold. When you get this from the store it is one large piece. I wanted to use it to top my vignette box so I cut it to size.
Here is the tin with the Insert popped in there and the embossed medallion on the front. The crystal ball is made out of a bauble I covered with alcohol ink and glued to a vintage bingo marker.
Art Deco Border was glued to the top. I accidentally ripped the cigar label when I was inking it. I rolled with it and think it adds to the overall look.
Here's a shot from the top. I didn't want the pieces to match up at all. I want the box to look a little broken down.
The rest is detail work. I rolled up vintage fortunes and placed them in the bottom so people can get their fortune. I used a different type of vintage fortune to make a border around the box. The fortune border was grunged up with a bit of Vintage Photo.
I hope you like her as much as I do. I think she will make a perfect addition to my little sideshow I have been creating.