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Topic: Altoid tin sea turtle "shrine"- lots of pix.  (Read 15960 times)
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2007 09:12:07 PM »

that is awesome
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2007 01:54:49 AM »

this is the cutest way to remember as vacation ever.
i absolutely love it.
no wi need a vacation so i can make one of these =]
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2007 01:11:02 PM »

This is incredable! What di you use to make the water? Its so cool! Grin
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2007 03:34:28 PM »

so cute!
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2007 03:40:38 PM »

that is so cool! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2007 11:29:24 AM »

Thank you very much.

I made the water by tinting water based polyurethane and squirting it into the tin by syringe.  That's the stuff they sell in Hobby Lobby/Wal Mart in the craft dept painting aisle.  I used gloss.  It shrinks when it dries, allow several days though. 

I tweaked the tin and made a new turtle for it, too.  I added a hole so the tree could stand there when the tin is closed.  And I added a seagull eating a sandwich to reflect the thieving gull that swiped my husband's sandwich on our hike to Caladesi Island.  He thought I had grabbed it until he saw the look on my face as I saw the bird take off, having a little trouble regaining altitude because it was a big sandwich.  It was really funny until I had to split my sandwich with him.   Cheesy

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emulatris
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007 07:06:27 AM »

I cant believe you just made it MORE fantastic! I didn't even think it was possible Shocked

By the way, what is paper clay if you don't mind me asking? I'm not sure we have that here, and I really want to replicate the sandy beach cover of your altoids on my own.. Forgive the question, if it's a bit dumb. Smiley
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mzgorightry
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2007 07:36:36 AM »

Holy crap, that is amazing! I have to hit "this rocks."
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susankg53
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2007 08:32:31 AM »

this is the best altoid tin I have seen, I bow down to you, you are talented and artistic
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nilaa
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2007 09:38:55 AM »

This is AMAZING. I am absolutely in awe. Your hosts are very lucky to have had you as a guest!
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