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RRA 2012 Spring Fling Small Fry Cafe Celestial Goddess Altered Altoid Tin by SuzanneSaupe

RRA 2012 Spring Fling Small Fry Cafe Celestial Goddess Altered Altoid Tin by SuzanneSaupe

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Down at the Small Fry Cafe, Sue Saupe is dishing up a lot of Small Fry goodness packed into the Altoid Tin loaded with dazzling bling & bellies. She will have you shopping at local thrift stores searching for mini treasures to use in art work.
Down at the Small Fry Cafe, Sue Saupe is dishing up a lot of Small Fry goodness packed into the Altoid Tin loaded with dazzling bling & bellies. She will have you shopping at local thrift stores searching for mini treasures to use in art work.

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Celestial Goddess Altered Altoid Tin By Suzanne Saupe Rubber Roadies Team Designer Small Fry Cafe MC During

the summer, when the grill is outside, and the steaks are cooking, is usually a time for me to think about altering Altoid tins. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? I use those hot coals to burn off the shiny exterior of the tins. It works perfectly and leaves a very nice surface to work with. Just be sure to wash the ash off the tins and wipe dry. They can be stored forever and can be altered at will. Paint, alcohol inks, clay, or whatever you have in mind will adhere to the “burned” surface, and embellishments can be glued easily. Most of the embellishments you see on this tin have been collected by me during my thrift store shopping sprees over the years.

Supplies: Altoid tin Acrylic paints Dazzling Metallics Worn Penny (DecoArt) Dazzling Metallics Rich Espresso (DecoArt) Dazzling Metallics Dark Patina (DecoArt) Golden Sap Green Hue (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Golden Alizarin Crimson Hue (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Golden Cobalt Turquoise (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Gesso (optional) (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Golden Molding Paste (Golden Artist Colors, Inc.) Scrabble tiles Clay face Wood “foot” (found at Michael’s) Palette knives (Aetco) Diamond Glaze Dimensional Adhesive (Judi-Kins) Embellishments of your choice Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue (The Adhesive Products, Inc.) Typewriter key stickers (Nostalgiques by Rebecca Sower) Old rubber washers (found at a thrift store) Paint brush Make up sponges Instructions for tin: 1. If desired, burn tin over hot coals in grill. Otherwise, sand entire tin thoroughly to remove shiny surface. Clean tin, than paint with a coat of gesso. 2. Carefully remove cover from tin. This will become the “stand” for this piece. 3. Paint entire tin as desired, using brushes and/or make up sponges. 4. Paint wood “foot.”

5. Adhere letter stickers to old rubber washers. Enhance with diamond glaze. 6. Apply a coat of molding paste to tin top, which will become the stand for your piece. Push the wood foot, the letter stickers and any embellishments into the paste. Let paste dry thoroughly and paint as desired. 7. Working with the tin base, paint scrabble tiles and adhere with molding paste to back of tin. Enchance with diamond glaze if desired. Adhere any embellishments to back of tin as well. 8. Add all other embellishments as desired to the inside of the tin referring to the photo or your personal stash as a guide. 9. Glue to wood foot. Editor's Note: When searching for a “wood foot”, this item appears to be a wooden candle holder glued upside-down. Wooden spools or knobs would work equally well. This was a fun project to work on. I love to use my stash of “found” objects, and this seemed to be a perfect venue for some of those items.

Suzanne Saupe
Rubber Road Adventures E-zine
2012 Spring Fling Publication © www.RubberRoadAdventures.com USA 2004-2012; Arizona State Laws apply.

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