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« on: August 27, 2006 05:35:00 AM »

well, i've had a hell of a time getting these done, but i've finally made it work!





these are little treasure tins, for putting pretty much anything in. i'm giving one as a gift to a friend for a birthday this week with tea in it.  Smiley

anyway, just in case anybody cares to know, this is how i went about it:
1. i printed off a picture (i used one of my own artworks, but you could use whatever you want...but don't steal somebody else's work! no, no! copyright abuse is bad! mmm-hmm!) using my epson, and normal photo paper.

2. i cut the picture into a circle matching the inner circle of the tin lid.

3. i sealed the picture. over and over. the spray, and decoupage sealer.

4. i oh so carefully glue the picture to the lid, making sure no glue seeps out the side, but that everywhere is carefully stuck.

3. i mixed up some epoxy resin, poured it all over the lid, filling it up to the top of the lip. i used a straw  to blow on the bubbles, and left it to dry for 48 hours in a dust free environment.


the end! i'm really happy with the results, and am selling this design and 2 others on my webpage now: http://www.toeknuckles.com

and that's all from me!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006 06:28:28 AM »

These tins are fabulous!!!!
Your artwork is incredible! I love it. And the way you present it really enhances it. I just spent an hour going through your site Smiley
Through a thousand summers is so sad, though and it speaks of the way so many people spend their lives.
Anyway, I have to give you lots of kudos - your artwork and what it reveals of you is beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006 06:51:13 AM »

thanks for the kind words!! and for stopping by my site!  Smiley

my primary job is as an artist, but my problem ahs been for a while struggling to have it more "accessable", i guess, and to apply some craft skills to make more items using the art.
i found craftster just recently (how did i NOT know about this place??) and the help has been invaluable.

thankyou crafster people!!!  Grin

(i sound like a groupie, don't it? but i'm hooked...my partner's gotten sick to death of me saying nothing but "hey, you know what i read at crafster?" to him. haha.)
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006 07:06:22 AM »

There is a whole big group of us craftster groupies Smiley It is really nice to be able to get opinions of your work and help with questions and see others work and be inspired.

I totally identified with you never being satisfied with your work - I am the same way. I am my own worst critic and sometimes I would not finish anything if someone didn't step in and tell me that most of the rest of the world would think it was good enough. Good to know I'm not alone Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006 01:40:28 PM »

Very cool.
And your art has me stare and stare at all its prettiness. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 07:52:32 PM »

very awesome tin!  that would definetly make a very nice gift to give to someone.  and nice idea to put a little something inside it.

i too stopped by your website.   :overy beautiful work!  you really paid attention to every little detail in your art.  i am completely speechless by your work. my fave is the jimi hendrix (i am a bit of a hendrix fan, i blame my father)

thanx for the awesome tute also. (especially adding in about placing the tin to dry in a dust-free zone)
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006 11:53:04 PM »

thankyou so much everybody for the words of praise. made me smile.  Cheesy

as for the dust free zone...yeah. i learnt that through a mistake. i made a tin with bits of fluff from my woolly jacket all nicely embedded under the resin...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006 11:18:02 AM »

Just beautiful Smiley
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