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« on: April 15, 2011 05:55:48 PM »

Hiya! I was inspired by the many altered tins I've seen here and decided to give it a go.
This one is made from polymer clay - hope you like it!

The lid:


and the interior:


I wanted to line the inside of the lid but when I tried, it would no longer close properly. I welcome any pointers or advice you guys can offer. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011 06:20:01 PM »

Those leaves look really awesome! How did you make them?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011 06:29:24 PM »

Those leaves look really awesome! How did you make them?

I modified a leaf cane tutorial I found online. I used my extruder to make a variegated strip of green clay and then cut it into short strips. Make it a round, and then cut it at an angle. Flip one half over and wrap the whole thing with a contrasting shade of green and reduce. I made 2 different canes, and then put them in the freezer for an hour so they'd slice nicely.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011 06:53:25 PM »

Those leaves look fantastic, you can't evren tell it's a tin anymore!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011 06:32:22 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011 09:11:36 AM »

Love what you've done with the inside too!!

As for the lid, I've just glued a sheet of felt into some of mine:
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB/bowls-boxes/#!cpZZ2QQtppZZ8
But perhaps the older brass colored tins were somehow different than the one you have?

If it's just a question of the edges or the corners being too tight with any coverings, you could perhaps leave the clay (or felt or whatever) off of those areas, and/or use paint, thin fabric, etc.  Or is the problem that you've put clay as a liner on the bottom half all the way up to the rim?...perhaps you could leave that area bare or painted?
There may be more info on liners (and pics) available from this page at my site in the Altoids section:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm (under Metal, click on Altoids)
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011 10:12:56 AM »

Thank you Diane B.! I'll give those links a look. I think painting the inside will be the way to go.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011 12:25:25 PM »

That is really cute, love the lid
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011 10:52:09 AM »

I love the little surprise birdies inside!
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011 11:16:37 AM »

Thank you!  Grin
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