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« on: June 08, 2007 08:22:50 PM »

I'm just curious -- what is your favorite base for ATCs?

I've used all kinds of things, boxes, junk mail, cards, watercolor paper, scrapbooking cardstock -- but my favorite is plain white cardstock that I buy by the ream at Staples.  What's yours?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007 08:56:37 PM »

I am interested in this as well....I haven't started making mine just yet, but I want to...for some reason I am nervous to make one...lol...just being silly I guess.....but I'd love to hear what everyone has to say!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007 11:15:18 PM »

I use index cards. They're quite sturdy, which I like.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007 11:28:31 PM »

I haven't been doing this long- so far I have liked everything I have tried- no favorites yet Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007 05:26:18 AM »

Good question.  I like to used plain cardstock for most of the cards I collage or use markers and pens on.  I use woodstick (no coffee yet) watercolor paper for cards I am heavily painting or the cards I sew because it's thick enough to handle both.  Sometimes I do seriously thick background painting that would buckle cardstock or embroidery that wouldn't hold still if I didn't use something thick.

Usually I save my cardboard for journal covers or bigger stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007 07:23:51 AM »

I'm lazy. I buy mine from eBay. They're pretty thick, which is why my cards are so dang solid.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007 08:46:03 AM »

My fav is watercolor paper ... incrediably versatile, strong enough to handle most techniques, and has a nice weight to it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007 08:51:20 AM »

I'm lazy. I buy mine from eBay. They're pretty thick, which is why my cards are so dang solid.

eBay? You've sparked my interest now.. Tell me more about these Tongue Pretty please?

So far I've been using old crazy 8 cards that I stole from my little sister a while back Tongue they aren't glossy like most cards so I don't have to prep them. Cutting them seems rather tedious though when I run out of these  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007 10:11:32 AM »

My fave is heavy watercolour paper, second is heavy artists vellum bristol paper.  I like the texture of watercolour paper and it stands up to everything.

the chipboard (I think) bases that a-roze uses are pretty cool, do you mind if I ask what kind of $$ they are?
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007 07:51:12 PM »

I've been trying different types of bases. So far I like watercolor paper and canvas paper, but I hate cutting them. I bought some playing cards today (on sale 2 packs for $1). Can anyone tell me how to prep them to paint on?

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