What you need for this project...
- A box...The box can be any type of metal or plastic box that you want that will fit your needs. I bought these little metal gift card boxes at Michael's to use and they are bigger then an Altoid tin but that would work too!
- Some Sculpey or Fimo clay...something that hardens up when baked or left to air dry.
- a pen or pencil or something to press holes in to the clay
- an assortment of watercolor paint
- watercolor paper.
I had started this project and a day or two later ran across a video by Effy Wild on the paint box she made. I have gotten so much inspiration from the Journal 52 class and wasn't surprised when I saw this video. I love it when it all laid out for you in easy to follow instructions. Effy has done a great job of it with this video.
|Check out the Sculpey Watercolor Palette video here|
One of my finished tins...
I made a total of four tins for a less then $20. I think you could get by cheaper if you didn't need to use the sculpey clay. I saw one set done using a modeling clay and the crimped soda caps in a tin...might try that next.
I like DIY projects and I like art and to combine them is just fun!