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« on: May 25, 2005 07:34:02 PM »

Inspired by the "Skating Tin" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2071.0

I made this as part of the Altoid Tin Swap, but thought I would share here, as well.  The surfer & jet skiier have magnets on their bottoms, so when you move the magnets on the bottom of the tin... they move around the water!



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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005 07:40:46 PM »

That's awesome. My boyfriend is a surfer and I would love to make him something like that. What do you use for the sand and water?
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005 07:48:36 PM »

The sand, people, umbrella, and castle are all made from Sculpey clay.  I formed the beach & baked the clay right in the tin.  The little people I baked in an oven safe glass dish.

The water is just a clear glaze... the type that would seal decoupage, paper mache.. mine is made Krylon, but any old glaze from a craft department would work.  I added a tinsy bit of blue food coloring to it... (very little!)
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005 08:18:53 PM »

Thanks a lot. I've never made anything like that before but I think I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005 08:21:41 PM »

Thanks a lot. I've never made anything like that before but I think I'll give it a try.

You are welcome!  It's really easy.. Wink 

Oh...clean your tin with soap & water and don't touch the area where you want the clay to be, oils on our skin dampened the "stickability" of clay to metal. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005 08:24:46 PM »

That. Is. SO. COOL! That is seriousally awesome! This is most definitally my afvorite altoid tim project ive ever seen! Thats just great! I love the little scene and the sun. I also love the use of many diffrent medias (like wire) on the fishy!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005 08:39:29 PM »

That. Is. SO. COOL! That is seriousally awesome! This is most definitally my afvorite altoid tim project ive ever seen! Thats just great! I love the little scene and the sun. I also love the use of many diffrent medias (like wire) on the fishy!

Wow, thanks!  I did 4 different tins for the swap, each one totally different from the next.. but they were all really fun. 

The fishy... I have to admit... I see the ones at the craft stores, the little ones that cost $3-4 for a single sticker made of paper & other elements... then I try to recreate them on my own.  They usually don't look much the same, but they are fun inspiration & way cheaper for me to put together materials I have at home... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2005 03:18:39 PM »

oo! Those would be awesome presents and stuff! I <3 it! I think I'll make one after i eat a box of altoids!!! haha!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 12:28:51 PM »

The fishy... I have to admit... I see the ones at the craft stores, the little ones that cost $3-4 for a single sticker made of paper & other elements... then I try to recreate them on my own.  They usually don't look much the same, but they are fun inspiration & way cheaper for me to put together materials I have at home... Wink

You did an wawesome job! I like it better than alot of the ones ive seen out there!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005 12:33:36 PM »

You did an wawesome job! I like it better than alot of the ones ive seen out there!

Thank you so much.  I appreciate your kind words Cheesy
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