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1  CANADA / Ontario / Re: WANT TO START RECYLE FOR THE ARTS PROJECT on: May 28, 2011 06:00:12 AM
This program looks like what's been discussed so far - it's based in Durham, NC:

http://www.scrapexchange.org
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Know a good bookbinding glue? on: April 04, 2007 06:21:00 PM
I've never really noticed the smell, so I guess that's a good sign!  Smiley
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: where to buy chipboard on: April 04, 2007 06:20:01 PM
You can usually buy chipboard at art supply stores. It's also called Davey board, if that helps.

Check out Talas - they have lots of bookbinding materials:
www.talasonline.com

As for the problem with the glue, the reason it creates wrinkles in your paper is because of its high water content. Try using glues with less water - PVA glue is made specifically for bookbinding purposes, although it dries very quickly so you have to work fast. Lately I've been experimenting with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue - it's thick so there's a low water content, it sticks wonderfully, although it's a bit harder to work with because it's so thick and tacky. But the best part of it is the price (about 1/3 the price of PVA glue). Experiment with different white glues to see which work best for you. Stay away from rubber cement because it will yellow and deteriorate quickly due to its high acid content.

Wrinkled papers and air bubbles are a normal part of bookbinding - try smoothing out your paper by rubbing a bone folder (or popsicle stick) once you've glued it to the chipboard. That should help take out the wrinkles.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ribbon-Hinged Albums on: April 04, 2007 06:08:56 PM
Hi all,

I know many of you have been waiting for a tutorial on this project...and I'm sorry for the delay in posting it.

I must confess this project has taken on a life of its own - I offered to teach a class at my local scrapbooking store, and it's proved to be such a popular class that I'll be teaching it for the third time in less than a month!

Because I feel it would be unfair for those who shell out their hard-earned money to learn how to make this project, I've held off posting it here. I was going to wait until I'm done teaching this class to post the tute, but I never anticipated it becoming this popular.

I'm sorry to make you all wait so long, but I promise that as soon as the classes are done I'll post the tute here and on my blog.

Thanks for your understanding... Undecided Huh

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with the red envelopes you get at Chinese New Year? on: April 02, 2007 08:30:53 AM
How about making a little coin envelope book to keep receipts and other ephemera in?

Here's one that I recently made:




Here's a tutorial on how to make these:
http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/monthly-projects/march03/march03.html

They're fun to make and functional too!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Know a good bookbinding glue? on: April 02, 2007 08:17:13 AM
For a long time I was using PVA glue for my bookbinding, but like you, I felt it was getting quite expensive.

I recently started experimenting with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue and love the results so far. It's really thick and tacky, so a bit harder to work with, but man, it sticks! And at less than 1/4 of the price of a bottle of PVA glue, definitely worth the extra effort!

I bought my Aleene's glue at Walmart, so I assume you can find it pretty much anywhere...
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to do with lots of womens magazines ? on: April 02, 2007 08:11:55 AM
Use the pages to make library pockets and envelopes.

Just find a size you like, take it apart and use it as a template.

I use them in my handmade books and always get awesome reactions!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to do with old encyclopedias on: April 02, 2007 08:09:13 AM
I love making library pockets and envelopes from the pages of old books.

Just find a size you like, take it apart and use it as a template.

They're so easy to make and I get awesome reactions when I include them in my handmade books!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refurbished Composition Book (with Tutorial) on: March 11, 2007 08:50:07 AM
Here's my take...


Awesome! I love the snails - it that scrapbooking or another type of paper?
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ribbon-Hinged Albums on: March 08, 2007 03:27:21 PM
I'm working on the tutorial as we speak, as I'll be teaching a few workshops on this project. I'll post the notes as soon as they're done.

The papers used are all scrapbooking papers - check out your local scrapbooking store for their amazing selections!

Thanks for looking!
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