You know Altoids? Those “curiously strong mints” that are packaged in rectangular tins and were originally created in London in the 1780s. While they have been known for bringing fresher breaths on the go, the tin container could be just as popular as the mints. In fact, the ways to reuse and upcycle these tins are endless, as exemplified by this Colorado-based artist, Heidi Annalise.
Annalise paints charming landscapes in mint tins where she attaches small pieces of palette paper to the top and lays out a small palette of colors to work with on the bottom. Her basic palette is titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, ultramarine, and ivory black.