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Snake Oil Caravan by Shannon Cooper

Filed under Miniatures, Shannon Cooper, Tiny Suitcase Kit

Wow! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper did an amazing job turning the Bathing Machine into a traveling medicine show wagon (and filling that tiny suitcase with snake oil). I’ll let her explain:

“The wagon is actually a repro of a vintage bathing machine, but I think it worked out well for a traveling snake oil salesman and his wares. It’s covered entirely with just two papers: the Good For What Ails You Collage Sheet and the Wood Flooring Scrapbook Paper. Having the digital download of that collage sheet enabled me to crop and copy the parts needed, like the red stripes on the sides with the door.

“The suitcase is a mere 2″ x 1.5″ but holds a whole slew of items. I managed to squash in 14 bottles of various tonics, restoratives, strengtheners, liveners, and an ointment! Tucked behind the snake oils in the lid are adverts and such from various collage sheets.”

Shannon also provides a tutorial on how to add an invisible pins placed in the top and bottom of the door (see the tiny preview pic at right)!

Great job, Shannon! A few supplies are shown below (and a nice big close-up of those bottles in the suitcase); see everything Shannon used to make her Snake Oil Caravan in the Supply List (and they’re all included in today’s sale)! And see tutorial pics and more details on Shannon’s blog post.

New Miniatures!

Nice details on all of these new miniatures (from etched designs on the picture frames to tiny wicker texture on the baskets). Click here to see them all.

NEW: Snake Oil Caravan SALE

This is a custom collection that includes ALL of the supplies from Shannon’s Snake Oil Caravan artwork. Plus I also added some extras!

The first group of additions are items in the sold-out kit that was announced when Shannon’s artwork was announced (the rest of the kit items that are still in stock and that aren’t already in Shannon’s supplies):
Just What the Doctor Ordered Collage Sheet
Small Chipboard Apothecary Jar Shapes
Snake Oil Labels Collage Sheet

Next: these items that would make good substitutes for items Shannon used (subbing for items no longer available or for chipboard miniatures that Shannon made by hand):
Tiny Chipboard Crates – Set of 2
(about the right size for the fruit crate under the suitcase)
Mini Sandwich Board Set
Mini Bronze Box L Corners
Color Vibe Woods 6×8 Paper Pad

Use coupon SNAKE-OIL when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, February 26th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

Posted by Leslie, February 24th, 2022

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