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« on: August 28, 2012 08:01:08 PM »

I got partner with the ever amazing and wonderful Wulf in the Wicked Children Altered Tin swap!  Wowie, what pressure, especially since this is my first time doing an altered tin!  I knew I had to make him something AWESOME!  He gave me some pretty amazing ideas for themes, and I got stuck on two of them.  So, he got his tin and an extra from my failed first attempt.

So, presenting, the crazy-minded baby sized Salvador Dali!  TADA!

Here he is sporting his signature mustache.  I'm sure he was born with it.  Some facts about Dali, he loves guilded and excess, admires asian attire, and loves his mommy.  Despite that, his mind is filled with crazy!  Onto the particulars!  For the frame, I used thick cardboard from the back of some tracing paper.  I coated the back of it with scrapbook paper and painted the front with Tim Holtz crackle paint.  Once that had dried, I smudged gold Rub 'N Buff onto the edges and some of the front.  The crown and the swirly on top is from a pack of Tim Holtz chipboard shapes.  I painted the swirly gold and then put on a crackle glaze.  The crown was painted with acrylic paint.  The letters were also Tim Holtz.  They are plastic and I added the white dots.  Baby Dali's head is done in acrylic paint.  I'm super proud of it since its my first face I've ever painted free hand!  His Kimono is origami paper.  The inside of the tin was covered with ripped up book pages.  I painted the picture of the baby bottle on stilts with acrylic paint to imitate Dali's painting of a sleeping head on stilts.  The original can be seen here:  http://www.deshow.net/cartoon/salvador-dali-abstract-painting-619.html

And you can take a peek into the inner workings of baby Dali's minds by lifting up his head.  Inside is another rendition of one Dali's works done in acrylic paint.  Here is the original:  http://lukemcreynolds.com/wallpaper/images/salvador_dali_-_burning_giraffes/

Here's the back.  Its covered in torn book pages and has a chipboard frame that I painted with the crackle paint.

In doing research on Dali, I found that he incorporated butterflies into his work a lot.  So, I thought it would be appropriate little addition to the crown.

On the side you can see one of Dali's famous melting clocks on the side.  I painted it with acrylic paint and then added a crackle glaze where the glass would be.

AAAAANNNNNDDDDDD Wulf's extra, Baby Cthulhu!

Since I removed the lid from the other tin, I found a use for it for Wulf's extra.  I was having issues with this turning out how I wanted it to.  It just wasn't coming together like I wanted to.  But, I think it worked out well as a nice extra.  I painted baby Cthulhu in watercolors.  On the edges, I braided different ribbons, yarns and strings together that reminded me of seaweed to cover the edges of the sides of the tin. 

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012 09:03:43 PM »

Awesome Awesome Awesome Grin.  And you are going to start a trend you know....lid ATC's
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012 09:36:45 PM »

I agree with suereal! The ATC-tin-lid is awesome and his wee little ducky just darling! Grin
2 very wonderful creations, jilly!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012 06:08:39 AM »

i love that Baby Dali has a mustache Smiley and the bottle on stilts is brilliant!

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012 08:35:31 AM »

OMG baby Dali is amazing!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012 02:20:25 PM »

Wow, these are so amazing. I love the Dali one so much! You have so much talent to be able to create an object like that!

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