Altoids Tin Project and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

My love of the Graphic's Fairy images is not exactly a secret  but sometimes the images are even better than fantastic.. I felt that way about this little fox so decided to use him on the cover of an Altoids tin that I have been wanting to redo into a small purse sized thread keeper. 

I did a little graphic editing to make make this little guy a bit more thread related by adding the ad-rific   FOXY THREAD est. 1935 to the image.. but even without this image and it's colors were perfect for the top of the Altoids tin (you do save yours don't you?)

I glued the image on with spray adhesive and then used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic for the first time. I ended up with a bubble right in the  middle that came up after I went to bed so I need to learn more how to work with this stuff, but over all I really liked it.  I know know that my BIG mistake was shaking the bottle as I was walking through the house on my way back to my studio.. shaking is a BIG NO-NO when it comes to DM.  If you want to know more about this I dug up a little video for you that you see here MODPODGE DM   or at the end of my post I have put an embedded copy to make it easier!

I went pretty simple on this project and used a self stick magnet in the cover to hold my needles and then since I am ALWAYS losing my itty bitty boxes of Thread Heaven I actually glued it into the box in hopes that I can keep up with this one!  The rest of the space is just enough for a small pair of snips and some embroidery floss - have supplies will travel!


Gene Black said...

That is great..but don't try taking it in your carryon luggage on a plane. LOL
I think shaking is a no no with all Mod Podge

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Thread Heaven...what is it?

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Thread Heaven is a thread and floss conditioner that makes your thread a joy to use and last much longer with minimal shredding or breakage.

If you do any hand sewing you will want to have some.


WhyCuzICan said...

Very cute fox box :)

Visiting from Brag Monday at GraphicsFairy today,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

Unknown said...

This is so cool! I too love DM, and I really love the fox.