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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2007 08:10:58 PM »

I don't remember the seller's ID but they are chipboard ATC bases. I think its 50 for about $2.50 or so.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2007 08:27:33 PM »

I prefer good quality watercolor paper.
300# for working wet, 140# hot press for pen, ink, pencil.
I also use a lot of Canson Mi-Tientes pastel paper. It comes in lots of colors; and although it curls when wet, it dries out nice and flat again.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2007 08:28:27 PM »

I don't remember the seller's ID but they are chipboard ATC bases. I think its 50 for about $2.50 or so.

what a deal (and no cutting Smiley)!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2007 08:34:00 PM »

I don't remember the seller's ID but they are chipboard ATC bases. I think its 50 for about $2.50 or so.

what a deal (and no cutting Smiley)!!

They're really great. I got a Xyron 900 recently and ran a ton of them thru it so they're all pre-sticky now. It saves a lot of time waiting for glue to dry.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2007 10:14:02 PM »

I used to use matte board that I buy on sale at Hobby Lobby. It comes in a 32"x40" sheet. I have a Sr. friend who likes to cut them for me. (yeah, he's crazy, lol)  Butt, then my P.O. started returning them to me for "more postage", claiming that the envelopes were "rigid".  I receive many that are "rigid" and they don't have the extra postage.  I'm clueless as to their new standards so I've switched to Playing cards.  I don't paint so they are working very well for me.

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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007 10:26:22 PM »

I like to use white card stock. To make it sturdier (and simpler), I glue a playing card to the card stock, then trim around it. No more measuring with rulers! I like fast and easy. And cheap- I get my packs of cards at the dollar store (2 packs for $1) so they're *really* cheap.

If i'm going to use paint, I'll just glue the cards onto a different, heavier paper.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2007 11:28:22 PM »

My first several cards were on "Blank ATC Cards" that I got 100 from Oriental Trading company, they are like light weight card stock.
 But I will use just about any sturdy scrap that size.  One thing I really liked using was the cover from an old day timer I had. 
I like the playing card idea, I may do that next
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2007 05:39:13 AM »

I never thought of just gluing paper to the playing card. That is a good idea, it will allow me to use some 'unloved' art attempts as altered backgrounds. Thanks!

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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2007 06:47:31 AM »

I always use old playing cards. I glue everything to the front, and then just flip them over and trim. I do mostly collage, so they get sturdier with all the layers. The "no need to measure" feature is what sold me.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2007 09:01:21 AM »

I started with the 100 packs from Oriental Trading, they were a bit on the expensive side, but pre-measured. Smiley

Now I mainly use playing cards that I rough up with some sandpaper, and then glue cardstock over them.  Works real well.

Or with my fabric cards, I just sew interfacing on the back.
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