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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Collaborative Traveling Art Journal on: July 25, 2007 06:27:12 AM
Very cool idea! I hope you all have fun with it! And those girls are just going to love getting something in the mail!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Fantasy of the Fairy, collage on: July 16, 2007 07:59:48 AM
I love it! It has a very "earthy" look to it as well as being fantasy. It's beautiful!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is it called.. and where to buy it? on: July 14, 2007 04:17:46 PM
Sun Sensitive Paper
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Not sure what to consider this on: June 26, 2007 01:02:49 PM
Thanks for telling me how you did it. I just may attempt to make a similar one for her birthday.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: A very specific question needing a specific answer on: June 25, 2007 10:57:40 AM
Without seeing your recipe it's impossible to know if you are using too much oil or not.

I think your problem is one of three things.

1. You're not running your recipe through a calculator before making it therefore the percentage could be off and you could be super fatting it too much and causing the extra oil that does not react to the lye to ooze out. You need to ALWAYS run a batch through a calculator before making it for the first time no matter where you get your recipe from. Here is one calculator you can use: http://www.soapcalc.com/calc/SoapCalc.asp

2. You are overheating your soap. This can cause a "volcano" reaction. In that case you need to either soap at a lower temp or you need to review how to do the CPOP method and make sure that you're not getting your heat too high in the oven.

3. You're not melting down your oils before mixing with your lye solution. Your coconut oil should already be melted down to a liquid form when you mix it with your lye solution so there should not be any further melting after that.

If you're brand new to this you may want to try making a one oil soap first to get the hang of the process before continuing with the three oils. Olive makes a nice (some people find it slimey but it's great after a long cure) soap by itself.   
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Card making questions on: June 25, 2007 10:37:29 AM
Card stock works great for making cards. Whether you fold it in half or not is up to you and what size/shape you want your card to be. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. There is a separate section here for ATC's under the "More Art Less Craft" category where you can learn all about them. In a nutshell though an ATC is a small work of art the same size as a baseball card (2.5 by 3.5 inches) that you would trade for another ATC made by someone else.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: What's your #!? on: June 24, 2007 05:28:56 PM
Currently my black gel pen.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Journaling? on: June 21, 2007 02:24:39 PM
IMO a journal can be anything that YOU want it to be. Because really journaling is something you do for just for yourself (or sometimes to preserve memories for future generations). Personally I cannot keep a journal that is like a daily diary where I record things about my day, the weather, the kids, etc. It just doesn't work for me. Instead my journal is a mix or doodling, collage, painting, photos, and words.  I journal in a book that has watercolor paper in it so it can take a lot of different types of "abuse" such as paint. It may not make sense to anyone else that sees it but I could care less. To me it makes sense. So my advice would be get some type of book or a collection of papers you like and just do it. Don't think about it. Thinking is overrated.  Wink
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: I'll take those ATC's to GO! on: June 14, 2007 08:48:08 AM
No other ideas on what to add but I love this! I'm going away for the weekend and I think I'll pack something similar. I hate the thought of just sitting there watching t.v. in the hotel room when I could be doing something productive!
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Not sure what to consider this on: June 14, 2007 07:49:40 AM
That's great! My SIL loves elephants. I wish I had thought of something like that!
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