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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Moon and Star Dotee on: March 19, 2019 07:20:15 AM
Oh my, this is the best! I absolutely love it!
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Nature Shrine with Changeable Quotes on: March 18, 2019 10:56:50 AM
What a great idea. I love that you can change the quotes.
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Maximus The Magnificent, Altered Tin on: March 18, 2019 10:56:03 AM
Thanks, y'all! It's been a long time since I made something just for fun.
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Maximus The Magnificent, Altered Tin on: March 18, 2019 07:21:28 AM

So. I had a little spell of free time where I didn't have a deadline for any art projects, and I decided to look for a tin to alter. I had in mind doing something Spring/Easter related. People are always giving me empty tins, so I looked through my tin drawer hoping to find something different. I found a square green tin (perfect for Spring; let's use that!) but I also pulled out a long skinny gold tin, thinking it would be fun to use for a future project. Well, I fought with the green tin just long enough to remember I had some new gold striped paper that might look really, really good with that second tin. The green tin got tossed aside, and Maximus the Magnificent the Strong Man was born. The image of Maximus came from a collage sheet by Knickertwist. I added some wings, a prize fighter belt, and a wee silver crown.

The three blocks I used in this piece are all vintage. I cut the red and white block Maximus stands on in half so it would fit inside the tin, and cut a wheel in half for the top. The sides and back of the tin are covered in patterned paper; the dots around the opening were done with Gesso. I used black and cream striped paper for the inside walls of the tin, some of the pennants in the background, and the belt. The belt buckle is actually a peanut butter label, intended for a dollhouse jar. Maximus' outfit needed a pop of red, and it was the perfect size and shape.

Maximus didn't start out wearing any headgear, but when I found that tiny crown and let him try it on, he refused to take it off. I think it suits him. 

Maximus has been looking for a nice place to live. Currently, he's residing in our keeping room, but he may move into the living room in the near future. You know how those circus folk like to travel.
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Moogle sleep sack on: March 13, 2019 08:47:10 AM
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16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stash-busting Gift Bag Mini Bonanza! on: March 13, 2019 08:46:43 AM
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17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Inspire Yourself Mixed Media Collage on: March 13, 2019 08:46:15 AM
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18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Cheese Date Hoopla on: March 13, 2019 08:45:13 AM
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19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Improbable Bird Lady Automaton on: March 13, 2019 08:44:47 AM
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20  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Energy Bites! on: March 13, 2019 08:44:07 AM
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