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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007 03:23:34 PM »

What do you mean you distressed them? I don't understand.... Huh
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007 04:01:25 PM »

Thanks, again ...to everyone posting comments.
cowgirlz101...to try to answer your question of distressing: I just 'mess' with them, lightly spraying water over the ink and rubbing with old rags, taking a fine grit sandpaper and running it across the entire surface, using the edge of my Xacto knife and peeling some paint away...anything that roughs it up, wears it down, and makes it look like it as 'a history' rather than a newly created piece. I love to create things that look like they might have been found in someone's attic or basement - rather than newly purchased off a store shelf  Grin I hope I've answered it well enough for you?
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2007 04:07:51 PM »

These are really artistic-I could see adding them to another larger piece, too.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007 04:10:11 PM »

balkandina - you are very insightful...that is how I marketed them when I was selling them! Ephemera to use in collage work!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007 04:12:06 PM »

Insightful AND an ephemera addict!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2007 05:45:06 PM »

zenobia...thank you! I have been scratching my head for awhile trying to figure out what your avatar is?!? Help this old lady out? LOL!
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2007 03:11:11 PM »

That's a great idea.I like the way they all turned out, but the one with the bird has to be my favorite.
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2007 03:56:35 PM »

Thank you Higgins - that was the very first one I made Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2007 04:00:14 PM »

Oh, that's gorgeous.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2007 01:30:14 PM »

These a beautiful little pieces, and their size makes them so much more intimate, and easy to display in multiples or save. What a neat idea - I also bet it's might be less overwhelming to attempt a matchbook than an entire altered book.

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