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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Brown Paper Bag, Acrylic Craft Paint on: May 20, 2010 09:56:10 AM
Hi, new to posting (longtime lurker, hope I'm not being annoying). 
Are you making artwork for a new cassette recording or using cassettes as holders for other things?  Just curious, we love tapes in my house - and nothing is cooler than a handmade mixtape cover. 

I think acrylic paint would work, as long as it isn't watered down.  The only touching issue I can think of would be thick paint cracking, so thinner layers might work better.  Also, your question reminded me of an artist I don't personally know but happily stumbled across and bookmarked - fantastic paintings on paper bags, his statement says it's acrylic paint. 
 http://www.bagpainter.com/index.htm 

Hope that helps, Laci
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique gramophone lamp! on: May 20, 2010 07:55:49 AM
I love it!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Question - Xerox image transfers with acetone on: May 20, 2010 07:48:11 AM
Has anyone done this successfully?  I've tried on paper and with a lot of wishful thinking on pre-gessoed canvas - with poor results.  I used full strength (very toxic and pungent) acetone and a burnisher, but only got a faint transfer.  The copies were made with toner, I made sure to check first.  Any tips - or a tutorial I've missed?  Thanks. 
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First Post! Bottle Cap Magnets on: May 20, 2010 07:23:26 AM
These are so addictive!  I've made some featuring pictures I've taken, or some random images, but many are from a 1959 children's encyclopedia.  I use something called "Paper Glaze" to seal some, and other just some mod podge glitter details.  I don't have any ventilation in my studio space, so I've avoided using resin.  I cut a small piece of magnetic tape (the doublestick kind that comes in a roll) for the backs.  They'll hold a bit of paper, but mostly they're just decoration!    
5  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / Re: Am I the only one in Johnstown? on: April 19, 2009 07:17:46 AM
Hey Johnstown, PA crafty people!

We're having an Arts & Crafts Circle at 709 Railroad Street!
Come join us Wednesday, April 29th @ 7 pm.

Bring something you're working on, or something you'd like some feedback for.
We're also doing an optional group project based on the Chunky Little Houses project
right here on Craftster.org!  Bring some embellishments, the boards will be provided. 
This is an informal group, and it's only the 2nd one we've had, so jump right in!

In case you didn't know "709 Railroad Street" is a DIY music venue/gallery space located in downtown Johnstown (near Coney Island Lunch and Turners Gym) if you have any questions please feel free to pm me or reply to this thread.

Thanks and hope to see you there,
Laci
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