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« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2011 08:30:37 AM »

The fairy twins tin is incredible! Is that wood on the front??? It turned out so great.

Fantastic job, everyone!!
  I had the same question - certainly looks like wood and that is awesome!  Smiley  Love those little fairies!!
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« Reply #61 on: March 24, 2011 08:47:56 AM »

It totally looks like wood but might be a crackle paint type finish?
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« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2011 09:03:40 AM »

So cool! The wood look is really cool! Did you make the images yourself, they seem really unique!
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« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2011 09:05:33 AM »

It's wood (thank you, Gorilla Glue).  If it wasn't wood, how could I drive in the tiny pegs for the sign?  Cheesy



The cover art started life as a photo of a vintage postcard.  In the original, the fairy was a blonde, not wearing a hat, and oh, she only had one head.

The inside flyer was created from scratch.  The text is a mix of statements taken directly from Victorian era posters promoting various conjoined twin "acts" and stuff I made up.  Cheesy

I put up a thread with more pics and a link to an amazing music video that was my initial inspiration: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376363.0

Most of all, I'm just so happy that Knickertwist likes it.  Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2011 09:12:10 AM »

Yes and no.  I didn't draw them, but a lot of my time in this project was spent photoshopping Dover Publications clipart.  Smiley

So cool! The wood look is really cool! Did you make the images yourself, they seem really unique!
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« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2011 09:21:55 AM »

OH MAN! I looooove that tin! I envy polyclay skills, truly. I really think it's amazing! thisburd, you amaze me.

I'm with you on the poly clay envy! I don't think I could roll it into a ball, much less make cool stuff like Zoltar and his traveling cabinet. Wowza!
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« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2011 10:27:49 AM »

How the heck did you cover the side of the lid with wood?
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It's tough to see but all of the wood (top and sides) are individually cut/glued "planks". The ones on the sides of the lid are perpendicular to the rim (they sit flush (or somewhat flush) on the rim).

Day 4 of my blog posts on the tin is about attaching the wood.  Some of the blog posts won't be of much interest here, but as that one will be more "tutorial-esque", I'll post a copy on craftster.

How the heck did you cover the side of the lid with wood?
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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2011 11:47:56 AM »

  The little sack contains allspice, rosemary, thyme and star anise.  I made sure I looked up herbs and spices that would only bring you the best of fortune.  Wink
  Also had to laugh at the picture of the bottom - is that a hair from one of your dogs or one of mine?  LOL.
 

Well, it smells just the kind of delicious that I like! 

I like to think that ol' Zoltar has just a few grey ones coming into this glossy black beard and that he plucks them out for the sake of vanity, but that this one gave him away as perhaps not completely upfront and honest about things.  Ahem.  (My dogs don't have a lot of white hairs, but it could be from one of them OR part of a cat whisker.)

Conjoined twins!  YEY!  You are a master with modifying the clip art, Microjivvy and I bow to your skills!
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« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2011 11:51:21 AM »

Zoltar and his goodies is so cool!  Love the textures on the tin!

The freaking twins freaked me out...so cleverly represented on the front and inside!

Fantastic gallery!
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