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« Reply #80 on: August 16, 2007 06:56:11 PM »

the lobster tin is amazing. How did you get the sand in the bottom?
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Gwydion
« Reply #81 on: August 16, 2007 07:13:02 PM »

The lobster tin is mostly stuff from around the house.  I think the only things I bought were the tin itself (cinnamon Altoids, of course, because they're red!) and a block of sparkly red Fimo. 

I wasn't too sure the sand would stay stuck-- it took FOREVER to dry!  The blueish-green base is actually dryer lint, heavily saturated with a 50-50 mix of water and Mod Podge, then squooshed around the inside of the tin to give a little bit of "landscape".  Then I dunked the base in sand, pressed the sand really firmly into the lint, and let it dry (stuck it in the oven for a while to speed things up), then added about seven more coats of Mod Podge to make sure it stayed put.  The coral reef is strips of a Dunkin' Donuts styrofoam cup, shrunk in the toaster oven, then folded up while still hot and somewhat flexible, plus watercolor pencils and lots more Mod Podge.
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« Reply #82 on: August 16, 2007 07:54:24 PM »

That's possibly the most creative thing I've ever heard! All of it, even. Great use of materials you had, plus some unexpected ones. I wish everyone could better see, and even feel, the texture on it. It's pretty amazing.
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« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2007 07:57:00 PM »

The lobster tin is mostly stuff from around the house.  I think the only things I bought were the tin itself (cinnamon Altoids, of course, because they're red!) and a block of sparkly red Fimo. 

I wasn't too sure the sand would stay stuck-- it took FOREVER to dry!  The blueish-green base is actually dryer lint, heavily saturated with a 50-50 mix of water and Mod Podge, then squooshed around the inside of the tin to give a little bit of "landscape".  Then I dunked the base in sand, pressed the sand really firmly into the lint, and let it dry (stuck it in the oven for a while to speed things up), then added about seven more coats of Mod Podge to make sure it stayed put.  The coral reef is strips of a Dunkin' Donuts styrofoam cup, shrunk in the toaster oven, then folded up while still hot and somewhat flexible, plus watercolor pencils and lots more Mod Podge.

That's amazing!  I didn't even know you could do that with styrofoam.  And dryer lint!  Who'd have thought?
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« Reply #84 on: August 16, 2007 08:00:29 PM »

Gwy, you rock!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2007 08:19:15 PM »

<blush>  The possibilities are endless.  I just found a site the other day that explained how to make modeling clay from lint.  Cheesy

My husband thinks I've finally gone cuckoo.

He also keeps stealing my penguin tin!  I guess even he can be overcome by adorable antarctic birds!
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« Reply #86 on: August 16, 2007 08:20:16 PM »

here's my fabulous tin by honeystarr, done with my nature/environment lover theme. isn't it awesome??


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p.s. The inside says:Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. If only we have the eyes to see them, and the pin says: I am not an environmentalist, I am an Earth Warrior!

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Gwydion
« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2007 08:23:04 PM »

Oh cool!  I love the mosaic look!  Is the top woven?  I can't tell if it's dimensional, or if that's just a trick of the lighting.
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« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2007 03:31:34 AM »

nope just collage.
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casslyra
« Reply #89 on: August 17, 2007 01:40:08 PM »

everyone hasnt gotten such amazing tins, i cant wait to see mine. yeah!!!!
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