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1791  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap CLOSED! S/O April 1 on: March 05, 2011 01:14:05 PM
I share Mr. Jivvy's doubts. Hammering sheet metal against an anvil stretches it, rather than compacting it as you'd expect it to do. The embossed lid has more surface area than the flat lid, and flattening down the embossing will spread it out and give you a flat lid top that is too big for the sides. If you were very careful, you could make it slightly domed, which would take up the excess, but I think most of the time it would just cause the sides to warp so the lid won't close.

One thing that nobody has suggested is to grind off the embossing. It might leave a perforated surface, but it would be flat enough to glue paper onto. I'm not sure what you'd have to use to grind it off, though. Probably a power sander of some sort, though maybe a file would work.

Wulf

1792  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) on: March 05, 2011 11:08:27 AM
Hey, Edel! Hi, Ralph! This really is where all the cool people have been hanging out!
1793  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 16th c. Italian Working class ensemble - Renaissance on: March 05, 2011 10:55:57 AM
This is really beautiful, and your workmanship is lovely. It's so nice to see someone who cares about hand-work.
1794  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tudor Swap Sign ups closed Mail out 4/4/11 on: March 05, 2011 10:22:53 AM
Don't you dare feel inadequate! I like everything I've seen of your stuff. And silk and linen are two of my very favourite things. (I recently bought a shirt that's a silk and linen blend. It's way too big for me, but I couldn't resist the fabric!)

Wulf

1795  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap CLOSED! S/O April 1 on: March 05, 2011 10:15:55 AM
Say Wulf, How do you think that stuff you used on my wicked amazing matchbox might work on bumpy tins?  Heavy-body acrylic gel?...I so gotta look for that stuff...umm..and how did you make my name do that please?

I thought "How did I do what to her name?" but then I went back through the thread (and back, and back, and back...) and found it. If you highlight the name and click the little button above showing a legless doll (that's how I think of it anyway) it creates a member link. Except that it doesn't always work.

As for heavy body gel, I think it probably would work great for filling in embossing. Sure sticks well, anyway. Acrylic Modelling paste would probably work too. In either case I'd apply it as thinly and smoothly as possible, wait until it had just dried, then rub it smooth with a wet foam sponge. Then when it's totally dry and hard you can sand it smooth.

Wulf
1796  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap CLOSED! S/O April 1 on: March 04, 2011 08:08:59 PM
You would think the Altoids people would realize that many of their customers are only buying the candy to get the tins. Why mess with a good thing?

Here are a couple of links I found last year when researching for Aisy's Steampunk Circus Swap:

http://bibbild.abo.fi/nojen/index.htm mid-19th c. circus and sideshow posters. In Swedish, but good high-res images.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/related/?q=Circuses%20%26%20shows--1890-1900.&fi=subjects&co=cph Circus posters in the Library of Congress. Use their search engine to find more circus stuff.
1797  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tudor Swap Sign ups closed Mail out 4/4/11 on: March 04, 2011 06:01:07 PM
Excited to have you as a partner, PF. I'll have to do some serious research this weekend.

Wulf
1798  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap CLOSED! S/O April 1 on: March 04, 2011 05:56:53 PM
Wow, 5 pages of posts per day!

I'm going have to try to check out this Graphic45 paper. They seem to be the unofficial sponsor of this swap!

Now here's a question, and you can ignore it if you've already answered it, R & C, but do we have to use an Altoids tin specifically, or will any similarly-sized tin-with-a-lid do?

Wulf
1799  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) on: March 04, 2011 05:49:49 PM
Hey, I just found this thread, thanks to suereal. This is a brilliant idea, and you're doing great stuff here!

Wulf
1800  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another steampunk swap? on: March 04, 2011 04:36:15 AM
Very interested!  Hubby and I have been wanting to make some steampunk costumes so this could get those creative juices flowing!
Then this may be exactly right for you start small and get yourself prepared for bigger clothing pieces.

Wulf
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