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« on: June 12, 2011 10:36:49 AM »

I made this circus wagon from a masonite frame and an Altoid tin with the lid removed. I painted the frame red and gold, and added glitter, sequin stars, and metal studs and then glued it to the front of the tin with some E6000. The wheels are painted wooden spools with carpet tacks in the centers. I mounted the horse on foam core to give it stability, and festooned his bridle with a couple of the many feathers my sofa pillows are always losing.  Cheesy The flagpole is actually a toothpick topped with a couple of beads.



The figures in the wagon are built up with foam tape, so they're more dimensional.



There they go...off to the big top!



I never get tired of that circus theme.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011 10:48:48 AM »

Wow this is totally awesome!
I have only just discovered the art of altering altoid tins and this one rocks  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 10:54:04 AM »

Absolutely amazing!  I love the style and the crispness of the work.  Very professional looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 10:55:24 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 11:01:46 AM »

This is amazing on so many different levels! x
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 11:08:42 AM »

What a wonderful piece! What are the characters from? Did you stamp them or are they from scrapbook paper?
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 11:12:57 AM »

Thanks everyone! I love me a good circus.  Cheesy

What a wonderful piece! What are the characters from? Did you stamp them or are they from scrapbook paper?


The figures are from my favorite collage sheet at Alpha Stamps. It's called "Tiny Circus", and you can find it, and other circus themed pages, hereSmiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011 11:31:51 AM »

LOVE IT!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011 12:04:14 PM »

Awesome!  Your work always amazes me!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 12:13:25 PM »

Amazing, you make the coolest things!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011 12:17:31 PM »

I couldn't agree more - this totally rocks!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011 01:53:22 PM »

Hot dang!  I can hear the Calliope playing and the clowns' victims screaming!
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impressed and envious all at the same time. i want to try my hand at this but feel very intimidated.
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011 04:40:34 PM »

This is so cool! I've always wanted to try something along these lines but I feel like I really don't even know where to begin.

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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011 01:31:12 PM »

Thanks, everyone, and TheMistressT, I loved your comment.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Hot dang!  I can hear the Calliope playing and the clowns' victims screaming!
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Super cool!!!
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011 04:50:20 PM »

This is amazing!!!   Love love love the detail here.  Wow!
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2011 05:51:49 PM »

It's fantastic! Are the wheels functional?
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2011 05:53:15 PM »

It's fantastic! Are the wheels functional?

Thanks! And no, they're stationary.  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2011 06:44:50 PM »

That is so cool! When does the show start?
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011 06:25:12 AM »

Aside from the fact that I hate clowns, this is pretty freaking amazing! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011 07:24:15 AM »

Really gorgeous, racky!
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BEAUTIFUL!  I, too, am very fond of circus themes of olden days, and this is BRILLIANT!
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2011 09:03:01 AM »

Best altered altoid tin EVER!!!!

I rocked it!  Smiley
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Super cool! Love how professional it looks! Love the little details (flag pole,feathers) great additions. Nice job Smiley
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nice,love it...
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Brilliant!  It looks as though it will take off into the sunset at any moment.  Cheesy
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Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!  Smiley
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Awesome, unique piece. Love it!
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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2011 09:15:28 AM »

That's really cool.
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This is just...incredible!  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2011 06:35:48 AM »

Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2011 07:17:15 AM »

That has got to be the coolest thing I have ever seen! Amazing work!
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Congrats!  Coolest tin ever!
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Hey, thanks!  Smiley
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Clowns scare the crap out of me, but I could look at this little beauty all day long!  Seriously AWESOME!!!
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So well done! I can't believe now how many Altoids tins have wandered out of my possession over the years. Tragic Wink
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