Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tacky Sci-Fi Altered Altoids Tin

 Woo hoo! I can finally share this altered altoids tin I made for the Craftster.org Vices Altered Tin Swap :) I was lucky enough to be paired with Cackle, the incredible, and one of her themes was Tacky Sci-Fi movies. How on Earth could I resist crafting that one?! And so this Sci-Fi altoids tin was born...

 I used acrylics to pain the background night scene complete with UFOs and sparkly pigment powder tractor beams. Some of the stars in the sky are crystal gems to add that extra other-worldly twinkle...
 You can see the black glitter I lined the inside edge of the tin with. It looks like space-rocks :) The alien and girl are from a vintage movie poster. I coated the beast in clear glaze to make it look slimy and frightening, much like the tactics used in so many of our favorite lame creature-features.
 The bottom has glass marbles for accent, and the base is a lamp socket. My favorite lamp sputtered out and died, but Bobby fixed it and I was left with this perfect little spaceship-looking thingamajig. It's colored with alcohol inks, then roughed up with sandpaper.
The back! The alien city is made from a bunch of cotter pins and one of those silly fake car keys the car dealerships send out stuck to mailers.
Tada! I wanted to keep this so bad, but alas, it belongs in another place... A far away place... Outer Space.

Haha, Happy Wednesday!!! OH! Don't forget to enter the Ruby Slippers Bookmark Giveaway that ends Feb 6th! Have a lovely evening!

5 comments:

Marika Makes said...

This is SO CUTE! I love every thing about it.

Ispywithmycraftyeyes said...

Love it! Very creative and unusual.

Susanna Gross said...

I love it! So Awesome!

Cazz G said...

I'm astounded by your imagination. Awesome work

Kathi said...

This is utterly brilliant. Love it!