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DancinJules
« on: July 27, 2006 01:04:08 PM »

I was inspired by the popsickle purses and was wanting to make a picture frame embellished with polymer clay:



This is what I came up with!

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 01:25:57 PM »

Now that looks like FUN!! Super cool. Psychedelic.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 02:02:27 PM »

Thank you!  I went on a caning spree the other day, and was in a colorful/pschyedelic sorta mood Smiley  The flowers are inspired by the graphics that were on my toybox when I was a kid! 
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006 03:04:08 PM »

Looks great!  Like the slices with the wood showing too.   Do you use it primarily as a little sign for your business, or did you just have the graphic there temporarily?  And how did you hinge the front and back?

The purple-magenta goes well with the cane slices too.  Did you use acrylic paint?  If so, did you thin it?... looks almost like a stain.   Reminds me when the DS and I stained a bazillion or so popscicle sticks and cornhusks with Rit dye.  Can't remember what craft we used the sticks for now, but the cornhusk figures were awesome to do with custom colors.

Do you have a link for the popscicle purses?  ... or remember which board they were in?




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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 10:33:15 AM »

Thanks Diane!  It holds my business card - 'twill go out in the dance studio when we finish it up.  I'm thinking I need to make a few more for my craft show booth to hold those "Sales tax of 5% will be charged" and "Personal checks accepted" signs.  I cut a popsickle stick to fit between the two upright sticks on the bottom, so you can slide a picture in and out, and it will stay put once in.

I used alchohal inks as a base, and then wanted a deeper purple, so went over it with a watered-down acrylic paint.  Rit dye is a great idea! (I currently have some sticks soaking in Kool Aid and Food coloring to see how that works!

I used hot glue to put everything together because of its quick-setting properties, and then went back and reinforced with Crafter's Pic Ultimate Glue for actual durability.  (With the hot glue I could just sort of set the sticks together at an angle and glue for a "hinge")

There were a couple of threads with the popsickle purses - they are on the "Craftster Book Projects" board.  (There's a popsickle purse project in the new Craftster book)
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006 06:40:16 PM »

so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2006 09:50:07 AM »

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Rit dye is a great idea! (I currently have some sticks soaking in Kool Aid and Food coloring to see how that works!

If you use Rit, it can be easier to use the liquid version than the powder... and you can mix the colors into all kinds of new great colors too.  I used a fairly concentrated solution to get the darkest colors, and for the lighter ones just took the sticks and husks out pretty soon.
There's also liquid-paste food coloring which is more concentrated than the grocery store stuff, but it costs a bit more I think.  Kool Aid works for lots of things, so should work for this too, I'd think, and it is permanent too?

The alcohol inks are very concentrated and vibrant, but again may be less economical unless thinned.  Have you tried any of the pearlescent or metallic inks?  Those might give really interesting results too, or maybe they could just be dribbled, streaked or dotted on over the regular colors?


I found only a couple of popsicle stick purses, but got the general idea... very cool, I like "building" things.
 I also found a lot of fun other things made from popsicle sticks from doing a search for popsicle in all the boards so thanks for the trip!



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