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Topic: It came from SPACE! Tacky Sci-Fi Altered Tin  (Read 6410 times)
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« on: February 01, 2012 12:47:44 PM »


Woo hoo! I can finally share this altered altoids tin I made for the Vices Altered Tin Swap Smiley I was lucky enough to be paired with Cackle, the incredible, and one of her themes was Tacky Sci-Fi movies. How on Earth could I resist crafting that one?! And so this Sci-Fi altoids tin was born...


I used acrylics to pain the background night scene complete with UFOs and sparkly pigment powder tractor beams. Some of the stars in the sky are crystal gems to add that extra other-worldly twinkle...


You can see the black glitter I lined the inside edge of the tin with. It looks like space-rocks Smiley The alien and girl are from a vintage movie poster. I coated the beast in clear glaze to make it look slimy and frightening, much like the tactics used in so many of our favorite lame creature-features.


The bottom has glass marbles for accent, and the base is a lamp socket. My favorite lamp sputtered out and died, but Bobby fixed it and I was left with this perfect little spaceship-looking thingamajig. It's colored with alcohol inks, then roughed up with sandpaper.


The back! The alien city is made from a bunch of cotter pins and one of those silly fake car keys the car dealerships send out stuck to mailers.


The beads along the outer rim are held on securely by gluing twice! First, stick them on using a line of glue around the rim. Then let that dry completely. Then put a line of glue along the outside edge of all the beads. Use glue that dries clear! Tada!

I wanted to keep this so bad, but alas, it belongs in another place... A far away place... Outer Space (aka Cackle's house)
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012 12:55:26 PM »

This is absolutely amazing.  Fantastic homage to classic sci-fi.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012 12:58:32 PM »

nooo - THIS IS AMAZING - I love it!  You are the most awesomeist!!!  Yes, that is a word!  It describes YOU!!  Cheesy

ps - it's so good it's GREAT, if you ask me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012 01:31:42 PM »

Your imagination is incredible!  I love the lamp socket base and using those pesky keys that we have no use for but keep anyway! Cheesy

Thanks for sharing some of your techniques...lots of effort and fun went into that tin!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012 02:41:12 PM »

I think everyone needs a little tacky in their home.... If I had to choose, this would be the kind that I'd want Smiley Nifty.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012 04:35:37 PM »

I hit this rocks! Loove it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012 07:05:46 PM »

Thanks for the kind words! Thanks for the "this rocks" bookstore babe Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012 05:54:24 AM »

I am very lucky to have nooo as my partner.....I LOVE my Sci Fi tin to bits!
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012 10:45:44 AM »

You are so brilliant!! This is totally fantastic.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012 11:36:19 AM »

How neat! What an awesome tin! WHat kind of glue do you use to keep the paper on the outside of the tin so nicely?
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012 12:27:21 PM »

I wisted this because it's awesome.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012 12:28:40 PM »

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How neat! What an awesome tin! WHat kind of glue do you use to keep the paper on the outside of the tin so nicely?

First, I went nuts sanding the outside of the tin... I think it has some sort of plasticky coating that makes it hard to glue onto, so it's best to rough it up a litte. Then I used matte mod podge applied to the tin, not the paper. It sticks pretty darn well, I changed my mind on the paper before the green, and I had to remove the first choice with a flat razor blade because it wouldn't just peel off Smiley But honestly I think the key is sanding it first.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012 07:55:24 PM »

Grin

How neat! What an awesome tin! WHat kind of glue do you use to keep the paper on the outside of the tin so nicely?

First, I went nuts sanding the outside of the tin... I think it has some sort of plasticky coating that makes it hard to glue onto, so it's best to rough it up a litte. Then I used matte mod podge applied to the tin, not the paper. It sticks pretty darn well, I changed my mind on the paper before the green, and I had to remove the first choice with a flat razor blade because it wouldn't just peel off Smiley But honestly I think the key is sanding it first.


Thanks for sharing! Once again, it's so cool! I love it Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012 11:04:01 PM »

This is incredible! LOVE it!
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012 02:10:55 AM »

I LOVE it  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012 09:35:36 PM »

Oh so cool, and didn't even realize it was "open" and 3D until the last photo, which elevated the cool factor to the 10th power!  And the lamp socket base -- brilliant!
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012 09:51:22 AM »

This is super incredibly awesome on so many levels! LOVE it!
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012 08:55:12 AM »

LOVE IT!
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012 10:05:23 AM »

That is amazing!!! I love it.  Great job!
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2012 11:25:40 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE, this. Its crazy awesome!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2012 03:30:53 PM »

This totally rocks!
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2012 01:58:03 PM »

I LURVE this!! Amazing Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2012 01:26:28 PM »

It's so perfect! Really does evoke the old Sci-fi cinema experience. The colors are really fun and well chosen, too.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2012 05:46:09 PM »

SO AWESOME. HOLY SPACEBALLS.

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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2012 09:06:39 PM »

You are so awesome. Your crafty ability and ingenious sense of humour make awesome things funnier and I think you are SUPER TALENTED. Craft on my friend, Craft on...
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2012 03:57:06 PM »

This is awesome.  Reminds me of the movie "Mars Attacks!"
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2012 05:38:58 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2012 06:12:05 PM »

I adore this! Cheesy You did an amazing job!
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