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Topic: Maximus The Magnificent, Altered Tin  (Read 1390 times)
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019 07:49:00 AM »

Hehe! What fun Maximus is! I just love all the details (as usual), but I think the block he's standing on and his belt bucker are my favorites among favorites. Heck, if peanut butter can't keep yer pants up, I don't know what can!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019 08:31:01 AM »

So awesome! His wings are so great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019 09:03:25 AM »

I love this so much!  Hes fabulous!
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Oh, hes fantastic! Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019 09:18:25 AM »

He's absolutely amazing. Your brain must be magical to always be inventing these fun folks.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019 09:19:02 AM »

Maximus is indeed MAGNIFICENT!  I love him.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019 10:56:03 AM »

Thanks, y'all! It's been a long time since I made something just for fun.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019 12:52:55 PM »

Yet another wonderful tin diorama; great design/arrangement!  Because he's tiny, and sporting a crown and wings, I can't help but see him as a Fairy King--Tinker Bell wants his digits . . .
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019 02:28:28 PM »

He's great! I really like the poinckaly bits around the outside of the tin. You are so fantastically detailish Cheesy.
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