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Topic: It was here she kept her best stories.... Altered Tin  (Read 5756 times)
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« on: March 29, 2012 04:16:21 AM »


I made this tin for racky for our IYP swap.
The clown face is a vintage cup cake pick cut in half, painted and aged with Quinacridone gold. The face of the piece was cut from the card board off the back of a sketch pad. (that's some hardy card board!)
I drilled a hole in the top of the tin and secured an eye pin with glue and a bead....that allows the chain and box to dangle.


The theme of our swap was the phrase "It was here she kept her best stories." and I used the words from an old dictionary and glued them to a wee house.


Side view of detail...


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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012 05:05:24 AM »

Wonderful! The side details are such a nice surprise.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012 05:15:22 AM »

It's fantastic!  I think by painting over the clown face, you made it so much more interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012 05:27:27 AM »

Awesome altered tin!  What inside the wee box?
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012 07:03:15 AM »

This is so great - and even though I have no idea WHY racky has a thing for those creepy clown heads, I love that you painted it- now it looks properly creepy - not like it's trying to trick you into think he's a GOOD clown.  Smiley  The details are what makes it - another fabulous tin!
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012 07:12:40 AM »

even though I have no idea WHY racky has a thing for those creepy clown heads

No one can know.  Cool

Words cannot describe how much I love this tin, especially that clown head. I never would have thought to paint one up like that, but I'll be stealing borrowing that idea in the future.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012 07:46:37 AM »

Awesome altered tin!  What inside the wee box?

Well, it came with three tiny dice, but I made some wee scrolls to put inside to represent racky's stories and forgot to put them in. So it still has three dice. Darn it.

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Awesome altered tin!  What inside the wee box?

Well, it came with three tiny dice, but I made some wee scrolls to put inside to represent racky's stories and forgot to put them in. So it still has three dice. Darn it.



LOL - that sounds SO like something I would do.  Did you steal that box from the Queen of Knick Knackery?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012 08:08:56 AM »

Awesome altered tin!  What inside the wee box?

Well, it came with three tiny dice, but I made some wee scrolls to put inside to represent racky's stories and forgot to put them in. So it still has three dice. Darn it.



Ah, I guess that means that racky's gonna have to write some stories and put them in the box Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012 08:25:58 AM »

Awesome altered tin!  What inside the wee box?

Well, it came with three tiny dice, but I made some wee scrolls to put inside to represent racky's stories and forgot to put them in. So it still has three dice. Darn it.



LOL - that sounds SO like something I would do.  Did you steal that box from the Queen of Knick Knackery?  Wink

I never!!! The Queen remains inviolate!
I found the box at Michaels shopping with MissingWillow. I said, "Hey, that is the charm 'bird put on the Queen. I really like that charm." And I bought it. It's been sitting in my stash waiting for the right project ever since.
Besides, the Queen would never allow anyone to touch her knik-knacks....it wouldn't be proper.  Cheesy
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