Hi Everyone! For Christmas, I got this little tin of Bob Ross Happy Little Tree Mints, and in all honesty the mints tasted like bleh, but the tin is so cute and I always loved watching Bob. So I had to come up with something to use this tin for.
So I broke out the calipers, took some measurements and eyeballed the corner curves, and after finally finding and breaking apart the image I wanted to use, I was thinking about what to do for the frame. Well, growing up watching him on TV as he’d beat the devil out of his paintbrushes, it suddenly hit me that I should do an old TV with a layer of clear acrylic. Now, I can always watch him on TV, while his pocket squirrel goes about painting his acorn
And I don’t think Bob would be very proud of me if I didn’t decide to share this file, so here it is if you’d like to make your own. It looks pretty good as a stand alone piece not for in the tin, but I would make some modifications to add rabbit ear antennas or something. The blue piece is medium clear acrylic, the rest is engraved/cut on medium draftboard, all PG settings. Right click and Save As. It is slightly smaller than the tin so will rattle around, I plan on painting the inside bottom of the tin black before gluing it in. Assembly back to front is solid background layer, Bob, animals, acrylic and frame (the piece with the vents engraved) and then the front frame and knobs.
Thanks for stopping and taking a look, please post a pic if you make one, and until next creation, Happy Forging!