Thursday, February 26, 2009

Creative Every Day - Altered Altoids Tin




I made this little piece today in response to the Creative Every Day challenge to use words and contemplation on the word "Dream".

I used a piece of blue wool felt for the base. I needle felted the amorphous design from the shed blue/grey wool from my big garter stitch shawl and a bit of the hand dyed merino that I purchased at the Sew Expo earlier this month.

I then took a piece of paper and hand wrote the word "dream" and coloured the paper with coloured pencils. I took a plastic plaque and place the word under it and then I attached the plaque with some rock crystal beads and sterling head pins.

I glue the plastic dragonfly on to the needle felted piece and glue that to the lid of the Altoid's tin and wallah.

This piece isn't quite finished as I am, wait for it, waiting for the glue to dry. After this step dries, I will then cover the sides of the lid and pretty it up some more before it is complete.

Again, I am sorry for the craptastic pictures.

7 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is NOT pathetic!!! Don't make me come out there in my not-done-Groundhog-Day-Socks to kick you!!!!
I have a felting machine and no patience to use it. I respect what you have made.
Truly.
Be kind to yourself.....

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Leslie--e-mail me; have something I want to tell you off blog.

Leslie said...

Thanks Anne, I wants to see your Groundhogs Day socks but not in a bad way...

Leah said...

OO, i love the way it's coming along, Leslie!!

Jan said...

Good work, Leslie. I want to see it when it is finished too.

sapphireblue said...

That's amazing. I've also seen projects where people put a mini-album in an altered-art tin.

Leslie said...

We been talking about doing traveling tins that would then be made in a scrapbooked tin. The tin goes on adventures and get it's pic taken while there. More to be revealed..