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Altoids Small Tin - Coral Reef by Bon-AppetEats Altoids Small Tin - Coral Reef by Bon-AppetEats

The first of the Altoids Smalls tins I used for ponds. This one is my second attempt at a saltwater version, and my first attempts at a new fish - clown fish. :)

Misjudged the "water" level when I made it. It's a learning process, that's for sure!

This one isn't for sale at the moment as I'm taking it to Omni Expo. So if you're heading there, you might be able to grab it! :)

The water is made from resin. The coral and fish are made from polymer clay.


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:icontwilit-lover:
Twilit-lover Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your altoids sets, they are really cute and well done!
Was just wondering about using resin if you had any tips at all? 
I'm planning on using sand in a project, was just wondering if i should put a thin layer of resin in before the sand or just layer it on top?
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
this is so cute!!!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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LuzCorti Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd carry this with me everywhere. It's so cute! :iconagnesfluffyplz:
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm trying to incorporate the coral and fish into jewelry somehow. I'll get it figured out eventually. :)
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:iconluzcorti:
LuzCorti Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be like.. :JawDrop: :heart:
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:iconjustcanman:
justcanman Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
=_= dude... you would make such cool mini zoos exibits XD
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Sherly97 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, Looks really cute :)
Can you tell my what colours you use for colouring?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I just use colored clays.
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Shelaum Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there much of a difference between polymer and sculpey clay?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sculpey clay is a brand of polymer clay. :)
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
You could make a lil' microscopic biosphere by overlaying miniatures with fractal art couldn't you?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't think I quite get what you're saying. Sorry. :(
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I mean to say that if you made like a minituarite landscape inside the Altoid box,with the right kind of fractal art it could like like there's a whole ecosystem of microscopic organisms swimming around in the tin.
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redsnow-adopt737 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awww so cute
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconredsnow-adopt737:
redsnow-adopt737 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
No problem !!!
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:iconshittychickenbang:
ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Jolly nice!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconnocturnalsilverwolf:
Nocturnalsilverwolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I actually thought it was a pile of fruit and vegetables for a moment :) It's just so colourful!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I've been working with so many neutral colors with these tins I may have gone overboard. :)
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SmashingMachine Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist
how do you do thatLove 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
By having too much time on my hands. :P lol
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SmashingMachine Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist
:happybounce: 
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Looks a little... Fruit of the Loom, but no one can deny dat skill!  I prefer the koi pond one, though.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I find these more of a fun, silly project to do. :) It's a nice break from the neutral colors of the other ponds.
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Oh, I know that feel.
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:iconbikemerc:
bikemerc Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Too cool! And the mints get rid of the fish smell
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome!
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MayanCreature Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops, just looked again.. Not plastic wrap... Sweating a little... 
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MayanCreature Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Do you just use kitchen-grade plastic wrap for the water? Clap 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconcatfeed:
CatFeed Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I am absolutely in love with your works
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:icondemondgust:
DemondGust Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
it's a pocket aquarium! 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
With no upkeep or fish deaths. :)
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DemondGust Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Perfect for kids of all ages! And You can take it through customs without it being taken or isolated 
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AlphaNightstorm Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT is just amazing! Mayybbbeeeee later on in the year I can get my mom to buy one of your sculptures from your etsy shop ;;
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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AlphaNightstorm Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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RoninoftheRiver Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Where is his anemone?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It might be hard to see, but he's sitting in two of them.
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altoidtree Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Slappy-Snifferdoo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea! :)
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nemo! : D
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Kitty101ck Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D Cool! :happybounce:
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