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Recycled Art: Altoids Tins for Collage

Artists just love Altoids mint tins, with their myriad uses for various projects and -in my case- their ability to hold dip pen nibs very well.  I have seen them used cases for the pages of folding books, covered in polymer clay as a decorative box and more.  I found these at an art fair last summer.  (Sorry, I did not get the name of the artist.  I thought it was on the tags near the art.)  I like how they were taken apart for collage / small assemblage art works.  Holes were punched through the sides and the lid and bottom connected by wire.

Prior Artist of the Week Gary Reef had a competition on his blog in 2011 to make art in sardine cans.  See entries including the one below from the “Sardine Can Shrines” gallery here.  You would have to wash the sardine can really well before using it, unless you need the artwork to be particularly appealing to cats.

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