Canoe Lipstick

When I showed my parents the lipstick fairy I made, my dad made the comment that it would be funny if I put a canoe in one. Then he could take out his lipstick and bam it’s a canoe. So I made him one. Only he had totally forgotten saying that. LOL.

I started with a different lipstick tube that was given to me. I had cleaned it out and it was set aside until I was ready to do this project. Only problem was the lipstick had stained the plastic section and I wanted to remove it. I ended up messing that tube up, so I had to purchase a new one. When we looked at the options, we found a larger tube and it was clear, which would have given more room for creating the scene, but it just didn’t have the curiosity of a regular lipstick tube. I did buy the bigger clear one and maybe one day will use it.

This tube is very elegant and was very easy to clean out as it was brand new. When you open it, it looks no different. Then when you turn it the canoe can barely be seen, until the tube is twisted. Then you see a canoe being paddled toward you.

For the ‘lipstick’ part

I had a plastic tube from my stash that was the same size to use for the base of the water area for the canoe. I trimmed it to the right width and also cut it to fit inside the section that stays in the tube. I added a piece of blue builders foam to help hold the plastic in place as well. This was all painted in desired colors and I added some landscaping in the tube like the shoreline.

I used Poly-scenics Gloss product. It is white and turns clear when dry. I don’t like that it wouldn’t settle flat, but in this piece it would not work to use a liquid product. I would have needed an end. I used a metal tip to squeeze the product around the canoe. I had to reapply several times as the product would dry and be sunk in. It did cause a lot of bubbles in the area around the canoe. I was trying to avoid the bubbles, but at least this product dries very clear so the bubbles aren’t so noticeable.

Happy miniaturing!


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