Tart tins are so pretty. You can do practically anything with them and end up with a gorgeous piece. Because of this it is hard to think outside the box sometimes, but that is what I tried to do, use the shabby chic tins in a new way.
These tins came all shabby chiced up which left me with two ideas, vintage little girls or mermaids and y'all know how much I loves me some mermaids. This image is from the Carribean Blue Mermaids Collage Sheet.
To create the blue spray I took 22 gauge wire and coated it with hot glue. While the glue was drying I mixed three different colors of micro beads - Aqua, White and Turquoise, in a small container. next I coated the dried (and bumpy) hot glue with a thick fast drying glue and rolled it in the micro bead mixture. Ever so gently I pressed the beads into the glue and set it aside to dry.
Because every jewelry box opening has something pretty by it I made some architectural flourishes with hot glue, so they would shape to the tin, painted them with coordinating paint to match the tin. A few tiny read seashells and a brass charm finish off the opening.
Inside I covered the top and bottom with paper from the Star Crossed collection. I know that someone someday will put something pretty inside these tins but until then when you open it a brass fish, bead filled glass vial and pearls decorate it.
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This piece is available in my Etsy Store.