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Jeni Calkins
Design Team Project
Altered Tins and Altered Lunchbox
 
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Altered Bottle
Wall Hanging | SOYSILK® Fusion | Zen Garden |
Krafty Screen
Altered Board Book | Flag Book | Shadow Box
Krafty Templates | Altered Clipboard | Altered Tins
ATCs | Cards | Miscellaneous
Challenge: Krafty Inspiration - Take 1 Make 5

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Click for larger version in a new window Little Critters Lunch Box
using
AM047 Sm Fish
AM082 Med Mr Toad
AM119 XXLge Elephant
AM131 XLge Butterfly No 1
AM164 XLge Horse Mane
AM175 XLge Seahorse
AM208 XLge Tropical Fish
AM 277 Lge Mini Clover
AM 290 XXLge  Gecko
AM308 XLge Mini Dragonfly
AM313 Lge  Ladybird
AMKT1 X4Lge Bumpy Texture
AMKT2 X4Lge Leaf Texture
AMKT5 X4Lge Sandstone Texture
AMKT6 X4Lge Wave Texture
AMKT7 X4Lge Floral Texture
AMKT8 X4Lge Crushed Paper Texture
AMKT10 X4Lge Filigree Texture
AMKT11 X4Lge Fan Texture
AMKT12 X4Lge Bamboo Texture
AMKT16 X4Lge RoseHead Texture
 
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Sculpey III Ballerina, and Premo Fuchsia, Violet, and Ultramarine Blue were used for this project. A cane was created as per the instructions on Sculpey.com


The tiles were made by adding thin slices of the flower cane to flattened blends of color and rolling on the pasta machine at a setting of 4. The tiles were  pressed between the back side of a molding mat and the front of another molding mat to get the texture. The tiles were then cut with a square cutter. The tiles were baked, then glued to the lunch box and painter’s caulking was used as grout. A wash of purple paint, then white paint was applied to the lunch box.
 
The cast were made by blending the clay colors and pressing them into the moulds, then removing the cast and adding a thin slice of the canes onto the cast shape, then pressing the shape back into the mould for the final casting.
The tin was then glazed with Future Floor Finish

 

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Charmed Altered Tin
using
from top left:
AM114 Med Buddha
AM269 Lge Leaf (2)
AM115 Med Dragon Phoenix Coin
AM234 Med Pentagon
 
on tin:
AM302 Med Deity Face
AM283 Lge Goddess Doll Blank by Cathy Daulman
AM279 Med Deco Accent
continuing on chain from tin:
AM235 Med Oval Pattern
 AM269 Lge Leaf (2)
AM061 Sm Oval Cabochon
AM230 Lge Sq Pattern
AM242 5XLge Alphabet Tile
The tins held tiny playing card and had lots of graphic on the outside. I placed them on the BBQ at high until all the paint turned black and easily sanded off. I drilled two holes on each of the top corners and ran a jump ring through them. I drilled a hole through the bottom of the lid and the bottom of the base and ran a jump ring through these.

The Krafty Lady Art Mould where cast in Ultra Light Sculpey, painted with black gesso and patina paints. A hole was drilled at the top and attached to the necklace with a jump ring. Steel wool was glued to the tin then the goddess doll was added.

The book fits in the tin, the pages were made by clear embossing a piece of text weight paper with the open crackle stamp. A mix of water, acrylic gloss medium, Adirondack color washes, and Pearl Ex was sprayed onto the paper; some of the patina paints were lightly brushed onto the paper. The clear embossing powered was removed by ironing it onto another sheet of paper. Three pages were then folded in half and cut to size. Images were stamped in Adirondack ink, embellishments and journaling added. The pages were bound together using a pamphlet stitch.

Jump rings are made from anodized steel wire, wrapped around a wood dowel and cut with a jeweller's saw #2 blade. That's the hard way but makes perfect jump rings. The other way is to wrap wire around the dowel remove the coil and cut with flush cutters, the ends will not meet perfectly but it's much easier.
 
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using
AM229 Med Tribal 8  
RP203 Med Compass
using
AMKT2 X4Lge Leaf Texture
RP091 XXLge 11 Word Set
RP215 Med Skeletal Leaf # 1
 
using
AM112 Med 6 Petal Flower
RP091 XXLge 11 Word Set
RP291 XLge Open Crackle

AM112 was partially cast with acrylic molding paste.
 
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using
RP091 XXLge 11 Word Set
RP450 Lge Mandala (3) Set
(Oms and Mandala set available as: RP433 XLge Set of all 6 designs)
using
AM242 5XLge Alphabet Tile
RP091 XXLge 11 Word Set
RP241 XLge Feathers
using
AM242 5XLge Alphabet Tile
RP215 Med Skeletal Leaf # 1
 

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Hexagon Tin
using
AM258 Lge Hexagon 
RP442 Med - 3 word set (voyage, journey, travel)

Hexagon was
cast in black Sculpey and rubbed with silver Pearl Ex before baking.
The tin was covered in Opals Embossing Enamels and Black hot glue. While still hot Journey was stamped into it.
Inside Tin
using
AM281 Lge Mini Woman with Scarf
RP241 XLge Feathers

Face
cast with Sculpey Ultralight and
painted with Adirondack acrylic paint.
The book was made by stamping the feathers in clear embossing powder on text weight paper. Adirondack Colorwash was then sprayed onto the paper. The
clear embossing was removed by ironing with another sheet of paper on top.
The pages were folded into signatures and cut to size. A pamphlet stitch was used to bind the book.
 
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