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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2006 09:29:32 AM »

Any small tin of the general dimensions of an altoid tin will work.
If you've never seen an altoid tin they are about the size of a deck of cards.


What are the dimensions? (I can't find a pack of cards ANYWHERE. But have discovered a small tin.)
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2006 09:48:15 AM »

How about we keep the size to anything smaller than 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm), and not thicker than 1" (3 cm).
They don't have to be square or rectangular, I've seen some cool round tins.

If you've got something different in mind, feel free to PM me or Rackycoo.

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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2006 10:15:12 AM »

i just signed up! after rackycoo sent my hubby a fab martini-themed altoid tin as part of the cosmo swap i was very inspired!! this will be fun! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2006 11:31:06 AM »

This is such a fun swap!! I almost want to do two, but I'm juggling a few swaps so better not.

Anybody know what the best kind of paint would be for the outside? I know, I'm getting ahead of myself...

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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2006 11:41:04 AM »

Good question! I'd like to know the answer, too.
I use modpodge. However,  I did buy a xyron machine last nite. Mwahhhahahahah!
(40 % off at Mike's Crack Shack).
This may open up all new ways of covering tins!
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2006 11:45:24 AM »

stifflersmom, we need you to do a science experiment and let us know how that zyron machine works for this project!

I, for one, have not had the best of luck with paint in the past. I did prime the tin first, but I still had problems with the paint scratching off. I didn't sand the tin first, which might make a difference...One thing I do know, though: you don't want to paint on the side where the lid overlaps when the tin is closed. Those tins are made with some precision, and even a thin layer of paint can make it so it won't close any more. I know this from sad personal experience.

Anyone else had luck with paint?
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2006 12:02:58 PM »

This reminds me, I recently whipped out a can of spray paint for another project, and it seemed to stick really well to the metal.
I'll give it a test run tonite and report back.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2006 12:34:17 PM »

I've used everything from modge podging cutouts to nail polish for very fine details.  I had luck with sanding and then Krylon's metal spray paint.

Some I use a clear spray sealant as final coats.  One other, I shoved lots of glitter in the wet paint, then after it dried I clear sealed it as well.
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2006 12:43:35 PM »

already singed in

now.. I have to look for some tiny tins. I have some around the house, but where?
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2006 01:42:16 PM »

I'm in!  What an excellent excuse to go out and buy some of those cinnamon Altoids!   Grin
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