Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Friday, 11 July 2008

I can post this now...

since it is Deb's birthday today and she has opened her pressie (which for some reason she thought was a golf ball???) I can show you this bit of old tat I made her for her birthday!!
It's a bit of an experiment..... anyone remember when the TV programme 'Changing Rooms' was at it's height and they used some stuff called ESP as a primer on the MDF board they used at every opportunity?? Well I found some in the garage and used it on the tin before the paint.. I will leave it to Debs to tell me if it is successful!
Now, I have a top tip for you all.............. when you have clay faces and one friendly plastic face and you take the tin out into the garden to show someone, DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT leave it on the window sill on a warm day, cos the FP face will melt! duh!! hence the 'mask' put over the top!!


  1. Mmm... I don't remember that stuff but the tin looks great, and I kind of like the melted face look!

  2. Thank you so much for this marvellous bit of old tat Nicks! I love it - the wolverine face on the left is my fave of all.
    Debs H

  3. I have ben saving a few old tins for the right project, must start thinking 'cos this looks great! - John

  4. well I'd call that a happy accident because the mask looks great.

    I went the other way around and melted my face MOULD. I had tried using those Krafty Lady art moulds with friendly plastic, where I would just lay the FP on top and melt it with a heat gun into the mould... worked great.

    Then I decided it would be fun to show it to some pals at a local craft club.... but instead of the Krafty Lady mould I took one of those cream coloured Sculpey moulds. I didn't know they weren't heat proof!! I heated the FP into them, it all got horribly stuck, and all of the face shapes warped completely out of shape.

    I still like them though, they have the whole Zetti weird thing going on now :)

    Anyway - back to the tin! Love the colours, and all of the faces, 'tis super cool.


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