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« on: March 28, 2012 08:54:25 PM »




Thought it might be time to post this, since I had the afternoon off. This tin was made for the Wicked Vices Altered Tin Swap for Miss Knickertwist. Her vices her packrat hoarding , swearing, boozing, procrastination and uh. Something else that I completely forgot about but should know. Oops.  Cheesy



Went peeking through Knicker's pinterest and found pictures of gorgeous gypsy wagons, and so the journey started!
I cut out a window with my dremel (one of the hardest things EVER!) and constructed a roof, wagon wheel and some wee stairs out of thick scrapbook paper and cereal boxes.
All the major components were covered with a homemade paper clay to give it a cohesive look.





BUTTONS FOR EVERYONE! I attached a matchbox that was stuffed with buttons. Made a small button window garden, and stack some on the roof. I focused the most on the pat rack vice and just overstuffed the tin with buttons. B




As always, some hidden bits that you would only find if you went looking.  Cheesy

And finally a close up if the insides of the tin. I made the little table out of half of a matchbox - the legs are matches that I burned down to the right length. Little wine bottles made out of beds and bits are on the table - along with a tiny curse word.



Comments, critiques and questions are welcome!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012 09:11:51 PM »

Wooow. I love it. Great details... Everyone keeps blowing me away with these amazing little altered Altoid tins Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012 12:08:11 AM »

Incredible  Cheesy I absolutely adore it. I especially love the little curse card! Every table should have one  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012 08:11:02 AM »

I love it ! And the gypsy wagon idea and execution is brilliant.  I especially like the colour wash you chose for the whole thing- Gives it that well traveled look Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012 01:40:35 PM »

Thanks, guys!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012 08:26:32 AM »

Love this Alex!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012 05:34:53 PM »

THANKS!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012 06:49:36 AM »

Ooh, I didn't realise you'd posted this outside the gallery, it's fab! Thanks for posting the detail and in progress shots too. It's so interesting to see how it's been made and all the intricate details you put into this! Just gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012 09:41:10 PM »

Phizzy - in progress shots can be so helpful sometimes that it's a required thing to do! Next tin might get a full photoshoot. Thanks for the reply!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012 08:58:46 AM »

i am in love with this. how gorgeous!!
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