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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006 08:47:39 PM »

This is a super easy technique for making interesting metallic background paper. I use brown paper bags and metallic acrylic paints. You open the bag to lay flat ( you can use grocery bags or even brown lunch bags) apply the acrylic paint completely covering the paper- i may seem to soak in, just leave it to dry. The acrylic blends into the paper and almost makes it feel like fabric. Much more pliable now. You do need a heavy adhesive to attach the brown paper to ATC blanks, and permanent ink if you want to stamp on it. I like to crinkle the paper up a lot before I paint it- gives it great texture.
The silver background below is one of them-

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006 09:42:21 PM »

Google "celtic symbols" or "oriental designs" (etc) and you can find really cool designs. Then you print that out, put it over some pretty wrapping paper, and cut along the lines... I made my dragon ATC for gettysburgfife this way even though I don't have a pic Sad

You can also use fire to get an "oldish" look... trying burning the edges of a piece of paper it looks really pirate mappish.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006 09:52:42 PM »

Here's a REALLY technical complicated technique...since I'm in a mood.

If you are using glue sticks, they will seal better and remain more permanent if you apply heat and pressure to them after gluing.  For the fastest, easiest method: after affixing your pieces into place and gluing it all together, take your card, and put it on your chair.  And sit on it.
There you go, heat and pressure (some of us more than others) Wink



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I'll post a more techincal technique later when I'm not tired and goofy.
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006 10:04:49 PM »

how much stuff gets glued to your butt?? Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006 10:05:37 PM »

Ditto for me!  I can't think of anything special I've done to talk about!!

You can link to the Kat-frame! Well, I kinda just stole your thunder, huh? whoops. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2006 10:08:50 PM »

how much stuff gets glued to your butt?? Grin

Nothing yet!  And I just started doing it lately, so no one has to run from their cards from me.  Yet.   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2006 10:13:22 PM »

this is sort of a technique, for sealing over paint I often use Future floor wax (the liquid stuff)  a bottle of that will last you FOREVER!   Cost effective and smells pretty nice too.  I also use this on my altered book pages over gel medium so they don't stick together.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006 06:00:13 AM »

I just put floor wax on my weekend shopping list!
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006 09:05:04 AM »

...I love you, alteredmommy.

I hate how paint and gel mediums and such stick to themselves and pretty much everything else...floor wax to the rescue! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006 01:09:31 PM »

I use rackycoo's aging method myself, but I use a chalk-based inkpad because it doesn't 'travel' as much as regular ink. It's a cats-eye shaped inkpad. (I can't remember the brand)

I also have a odd little gadget that roughs up the edges. It's kinda like a razor blade encased in plastic w/ just a little of the blade exposed. It helps to take away some of the "New"-ness of images I cut out.

I also hit the thrift stores for old books, magazines & catalogs for vintage images. If they are fabulous I scan them and use them over & over. Cheesy
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