I made a small accordian book to fit inside an Altoid tin container, and decorated the inside of the tin to suit. Remember when working with Altoid tins was all the rage? Maybe for you it still is, or you've just recently discovered the joys. Here are my suggestions:
- Use a torch or your grill to burn off the enamel paint and give the outside a rustic look.
- Use resin to embed items in one or both halves of the inside of the tin. Be careful not to fill the tin so full that the book won't fit or that the items embedded on both sides prevent you from closing the tin.
- Decorate the outside of the tin last. Watch out that you don't gunk up the hinges!
The text of my accordian book reads:
"But if I say, 'I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name,' His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." Jeremiah 20:9.
Copyright 2011 Cyndi Lavin. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.
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