The first thing we need to do is to work on the back. Lightly sand only the back (not the sides); apply a tiny amount of black paint to your finger and swipe it across the tin.
Optional - I glued on 3 strips of magnets using Loctite Super Glue on the back. It's just a different option for Mom to display it.
Next, trace and trim 2 background papers for the inside. As you can tell from the photo you may need to test and trim each piece to get a nice fit inside the tin.
Since we'll be filling this tin with ATC's you need to keep the embellishments inside to a minimum. For the back I added a photo of myself with a little sentiment which I then glued inside using the same technique as I shared on Tuesday.... ATG Glue & Liquid Glue combined.
I created a second collage for inside the lid which will give the viewer a hint about the attitude behind the ATC's inside.
Once I had the collages both glued in I added a touch of Cinnamon Stickles Glitter Glue to the edges of both the lid and bottom of the tin. You need to let the glitter glue dry completely before you attempt to close it.
As a final touch I took 1/4" magic tape and wrapped it around the side of the lid; peeled off the red liner and added a bit of vintage gold tinsel. You of course don't have to use tinsel, you could use any number of fibers, ribbons, lace, or other trim you might have on hand.
And here the tin is hanging on one of my cabinets!
Now it's time to gather up your sentiments, any collage images you might want to use as well as any other embellishments you might want to use.
You can also pre-cut your ATC bases. I like to use chipboard packaging from cereal or the like. Now as I was cutting my backgrounds I discovered my Altoid tin is actually smaller than some of the others I have worked with in the past. My "atc's" are going to be 2.25x3.25 instead of the full 2.5x3.5" size. Be sure to check your tin as well ~ I'd hate for you to make all of your ATC's only to discover they don't fit into the tin!
Hope to see you tomorrow when we start working on our ATC's!