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« on: May 26, 2007 12:52:38 AM »

I thought I would share an idea that many can try here...since the materials are something nearly everyone has or can easily find. Some time ago I began altering matchbooks. I sold quite a few of them on eBay...I no longer make them to sell - but they are fun to create and collect -- sort of like mini works of art...even smaller than ATCs.

I used acrylic paints, inks and rubber stamps and then distressed them. Here are some samples:









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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 08:26:55 AM »

This is such a creative idea! I can honestly say that Ive never seen this done before! I love them Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 11:08:16 AM »

Thanks jMi...I'd never seen it done before either!  Grin
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svanalyn
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 11:23:46 AM »

Those look awesome. As jMi said: I don't think it has been done before.
Awesome work.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007 11:26:14 AM »

Wow, I love them!!  Especially the first one!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007 11:27:30 AM »

thats soooo creative! how did you come up with that amazing idea?
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007 01:08:52 PM »

Thanks to everyone who left a comment!
As far as coming up with the idea...I happened to be cleaning up my studio and found a bag of old matchbooks I've saved for years...I just grabbed one and started painting it...and it just evolved. There was not much thought...LOL! I was just relaxing after cleaning the studio.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007 01:15:31 PM »

Fantastic work, Jolenemarie, especially the third one. Cheesy

[And yes, it's me again... you know I can't resist a peek at your work! Grin]
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007 01:18:52 PM »

PlumCrafty - we are getting to be old friends  Wink
Thanks for taking a peek!
And thanks for always being so kind.
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zenobia
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007 02:05:27 PM »

What a great idea! They're beautiful!
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