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For Sale - Miniature Coral Reef Altoids Tin by Bon-AppetEats For Sale - Miniature Coral Reef Altoids Tin by Bon-AppetEats

Hey guys! As most of you know, I had some issues with this tin that resulted in the initial resin pour being...fuzzy? Shame it had to happen to my favorite tin, but that's the way it seems to go! :/

I've put up this tin on eBay at a starting bid of $5 with no reserves. Hopefully someone will give it a good home. :)

This tin has corals, anemones, two clown fish, a ray, a little hermit crab, sand dollars, and real tiny sea shells. It has a base of white sand. All of the items in the tin minus the sea shells were handmade from polymer clay, and the water is made from a clear resin.

This tin took me roughly 15 hours to make, not including the two days it took for the resin to dry between pours.

The eBay auction is here.


JubjubtheJabberwocky was sweet enough to make a pixel version!

Tin Tidepool Ecosystem {Gift} by JubjubtheJabberwocky

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the-vampire-goddess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, it looks more realistic fuzzy :) Like the water's kind of rippling a little or moving you know? 
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LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How...How on earth do you do this? This is amazing!
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SonadowStories Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I wish I knew how to make this kind of thing. I would really want to give it a try.
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CraftiCandi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's so amazing!!:D An underwater world in a small altoids tin! Incredible!:wow: I was wondering where do you get the resin? And is the resin dangerous?
Anyway, beautiful work and I can't wait to see more beautiful creations! :)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I buy mine at Michaels. It isn't the best stuff. I have to wear a respirator and gloves while working with it, along with sitting next to an open door. The fumes are the worst part.
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YoshiMastar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO CUTE
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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xDemonsCHILDx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this!
I think the fuzz gives it sort of a rippling effect making it more realistic.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah,i think so too :b
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harleighwar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
hey can you do a how to of this work, because I really want to try to recreate this
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
omg if i only had the spare cash lol too cute
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It looks amazing even if its fuzzy!! Good job!!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welcomes x3
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Quelliette Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe you could use the 'fuzzy' resin to make ones that look like their frozen!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're right! But I have no idea how I even got it to do that in the first place. lol
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morgan1bucky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Ever make one with an octopi?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I've had several requests for one, and a couple of pending commissions that asked for one. I think it'll happen sooner rather than later. :)
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morgan1bucky Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Post pictures please! If I like how they turn out, I may commission one too!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've been posting in progress pictures to tumblr and instagram. I have links to both accounts on my profile. :)
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmahglob it's amazingly majestic c:
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! c:
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
This was a great idea!  I know the other tins work well with clear resin, but if you do the more "tropical" tins again, you might experiment a little with using either sand that has a very light blue cast, or by a little bit of blue color in the resin.  That might give them a more "tropical blue" appearance instead.  But I'd play with it a bit before doing an actual tin, first.  But it might work... *shrug*
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I've been told that a few times. I was just worried the blue might make the details a little hard to see. Though maybe the tiniest tint wouldn't be so  bad. I'll try on a small tin and see what happens!
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puqpaws Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow so much beauty :)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Oh my goodness...i have no words, so i shall say nothing more! You know how i feel about your talent...Hug :happybounce: Hug if you are selling this piece, i hope you get top dollars for it Heart Love Heart 
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It's on eBay right now so we'll see how it goes. :)
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Schokopony Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Wow :o that's so beautiful *_*
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MadiKitten Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love it! :) I would buy it if I had money XD
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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MadiKitten Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Welcome :)
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Devvykinz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MojoBrown buy me this
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MojoBrown Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wat?!
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wolfticon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg I want it
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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wolfticon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ya welcome
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TTSnim Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Want! 

These are so cute!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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tessary Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the surface of the water looks more realistic, like how it would actually appear in nature considering small waves and wind on the water's surface. I wouldn't consider this a bad mistake (:
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're right, it does. :) I'm just so used to the really clear resin that I guess I couldn't see it that way.
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tessary Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah, I actually really like it! maybe you could consider using it as an effect in later works.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
If I could figure out how it happened, I would! lol
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PurpleMochi7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so cool! That is a shame, although it kinda looks realistic in a way. Like the waters moving slightly? 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, I've been told that a few times, and now I can see it does look that way. :)
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