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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of Life Cross Stich on: December 31, 2010 10:07:09 PM
Beautiful piece.  Keep it up.  I have not cross stitched in a long time.  But I'm still happy with the big pieces I've done over the years.  I still enjoy looking at them-even with their little mistakes.  I get a lot of satisfaction out of my pieces.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: tatty (but awesome!) hardback to travel sketchbook on: November 03, 2008 11:10:31 PM
Beautiful notebook.  I really like what you did.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: altered book help? on: July 21, 2008 12:25:19 AM
The less moisture in the glue, the better.  I like to use glue stick for my altered books.  Visit somewhere like Staples or Target right now-good deals on gluesticks for back to school supplies.  Acrylic gel medium also works well but costs more.  I've also used Yes paste and various scrapbooking tapes. 

Some wrinkling will happen when you use paints and wet glues.  Nobody expects great perfection out of altered books. But if wrinkling bothers you, use the right kind of adhesive and minimal amount of paint.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bottle Caps and Sizzix on: January 13, 2008 11:25:34 PM
I have no Sizzix but have always flattened bottle caps with a rubber hammer.  I take them out on my porch or driveway, put down a little newspaper and flatten away.  It goes quickly.  Any advantage to using this machine?
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Christmas countdown on: December 08, 2007 02:00:39 PM
Lisa Vollrath is having a Christmas countdown at one of her sites.  http://countdown.tentwostudios.com/.  She is featuring a new free image everyday.  The only requirement before you download is to post a link to a countdown at a blog or other site.  So this is my post.  Enjoy. Smiley
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Year of Embroidered Bags (Img Heavy) on: September 11, 2007 11:28:32 PM
Really beautiful and original.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Altered Book; Pages sticking on: September 04, 2007 10:34:21 PM
Mod Podge is sticky.  You can try getting it to dry with wax paper in between the pages.  People also dust the pages with either corn starch or baby powder.  My suggestion is to use something else to seal up your pages.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: BDU Messanger Bag on: August 26, 2007 11:27:08 PM
What a great mom and seamtress you are!  I really like this and admire your creativity and skills.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with thin string hemp? on: August 26, 2007 11:23:42 PM
Use it to make a background or wrap around something for a decorative effect.  I recently decided to stop making a hemp necklace (based on a project in Bead and Button).  I had 60 strands of hemp.  I decided to wrap them around an old coffee can.  I used decopage medium.  I spent an hour wrapping the can and gluing the hemp on.  I then decopaged on top of the hemp.  It has a vaguely retro look and goes nicely in my guest bathroom. 

But you could use it to wrap around any object or picture frame.  It will stay on with ordinary glue.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Altered Books? on: August 26, 2007 12:42:13 AM
Remember when yoiu alter a book you can use a book that might otherwise be thrown away.  It's fine to use blank pages and books.  But part of the altered book idea is to keep books out of the landfill.  People get books from second-hand stores, the library sale rack and the dumpster.  I would never knowingly use a rare edition.  There are plenty of used books out there to alter.
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