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horsesls
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2005 03:27:28 PM »

aww thats so cute!
i have a ton of altoid tins sitting around...
i'm addicted to them... its like how people chew gum all the time,
yeah i have altoids all the time.
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horsesls
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2005 09:45:58 PM »

aww thats too freaking cute!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2005 10:38:45 AM »

Just a question...how did you finish the outside of the Altoid tin? Did you have to use some kind of primer before the textured paint? And/ Or was the texture separate?
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2005 07:20:18 PM »

I am so in love with this. It's probably the most creative thing I've seen someone do with an altoid tin.

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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2005 09:48:58 PM »

Just a question...how did you finish the outside of the Altoid tin? Did you have to use some kind of primer before the textured paint? And/ Or was the texture separate?

Oopsy!!  This one slipped past me...sorry for the late reply.  The outside was spray painted & I think I just applied glitter to the wet paint (its been awhile, I'll have to look in my craft files).  I did seal it when it was all said & done, just a clear craft acrylic spray... a few coats.

Where the lid meets the tin... I sanded nice & pretty & seal, but I didn't paint the overlap, I could figure out how to keep the paint from chipping, as the lids on those tins close really tight.
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2005 08:20:58 PM »

Thank you! Did you use special metal paint? What about sanding the original tin?
Sorry to be such a bother!
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2005 09:07:50 PM »

Thank you! Did you use special metal paint? What about sanding the original tin?
Sorry to be such a bother!

You aren't a bother AT ALL  Smiley

I thought I used metal paint, but I had done 4 tins for that swap, so I was confusing them...looking back on them.  http://www.columbusgamers.com/sweetness/altoidtins.htm I just found the cans of paint...and I used what I had "on hand" (crafting is costly, you know! lol)  Actually, I used paint for plastic, lol... Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic in "Blonde Shimmer"  (dries in 15 minutes or less, no sanding or priming)  I didn't sand the tin at all, accept for where the top overlaps the bottom when it closes.

The sealer I used is also a spray... Plaid's Clear Acrylic Sealer (Matte).

I think I used 2 coats of the colored spray, then mushed lots of chunky clear glitter into it to give it a funky texture.  Once that dried, then I put the fishie on it, then sprayed it with 2 coats of the sealer.

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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2005 05:48:05 AM »

that is so very cool! great job!
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2005 05:17:12 PM »

wow...that's one of the coolest things ever...I'd treasure it if I was ever lucky to get one!
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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2005 05:27:31 PM »

Aw... thanks guys!  Smiley  it was really fun to make... specially the little clay people.
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