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Clarity
« on: December 06, 2006 05:48:15 PM »

Hi,

This is my Taj Mahal snow globe completed for my partner's India theme in the Altoid Tin Swap - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129115.180

I've been asked to post some extra info on it so I started this thread
The recon altoid tin (video on last img so give it a minute to load):





I made the inside by scanning an old vintage image, resized, tinted it, waterproofed it then superglued it.

The snow and glitter combo were tested in the jar first, less is more when it comes to this e.g. 1 teaspoon. Finally, I superglued the jar to the tin, then decorated in the style of the content. Hope you like...

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006 05:56:57 PM »

I really love this!!  Smiley

I'm tempted to make them as holiday gifts this year.  Not sure what image I would use in them though, perhaps personalize them to each individual.

Thank so much for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006 06:01:25 PM »

wow, that's wonderful! kind of a super awesome feat of engineering - great job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 06:02:39 PM »

Yea for you Clarity!  Such an adorable, original idea.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006 08:32:45 PM »

How frikken cool is this!!!!  I'm dying to make one now!  Think of the possibilities! Grin

by the way, how did you put the video in your post?
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006 08:52:34 PM »

this is so creative! i absolutely love it. the design on it is really great, too!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006 10:21:06 AM »

Yea for you Clarity!  Such an adorable, original idea.  Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for your encouragement girls, I wanted to reply last night but my puter was moody.

Sweets4ever Smiley Personalising is the way to go and I already have a gift planned for my sister and friends involving Photographs and a poem.

Annam, thanks for the "feat of engineering" quote! It was fun, frustrating and fun again when it finally came together.

Diedie, ta again for digging the design, Paisley's more from Persia but as India adopted it I thought it suited my partner's theme.

Bubba*tink, the video was quite easy, shoot for a few seconds, upload to puter and convert it to a gif. (this way it breaks the video into frames) Make sure you shrink it otherwise the file is massive.

I want to make more and post them here Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2006 10:28:49 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2006 01:55:02 PM »

 :oThis is the prettiest snowglobe I've ever seen!!I really like the top:)

By the way, how did you waterproof it?
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006 02:52:03 PM »

Bubba*tink, the video was quite easy, shoot for a few seconds, upload to puter and convert it to a gif. (this way it breaks the video into frames) Make sure you shrink it otherwise the file is massive.

thanks!!  I'll have to give it a try.
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