Combining calligraphy practice with one of the mini watercolor palettes I've been creating. (Small tins and different kinds of oven baked and air dry clay) "Quin" stands for Quinacridone, a wonderfully vibrant pigment family.
I found the empty tin at the natural foods store, it is meant to hold homemade lip balm. I painted the colors on watercolor paper and glued and decoupaged the paper onto the lid.
Then I went a little overboard and made it all into a card...
Several others in progress. The little Altoids tins are great, and you can find all sorts of vintage tins at antique and junk stores. I've used Sculpey (which turns out nice and smooth, but it needs to be baked in the oven) and DAS, which is an air dry clay - it shrinks a little and has to be glued into the tin to keep it in place. A white glossy spray paint made for metal applied to the inside of the lid creates a nice white mixing surface (it helps to rough the surface up a little with fine steel wool first).