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« Reply #1090 on: June 13, 2008 05:40:45 PM »

Thanks for all the love!  I had fun making it - there's just something about sewing paper together that makes me blissfully happy.

That crackle technique is going on my crafty to-do list right now!
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« Reply #1091 on: June 13, 2008 09:46:46 PM »

banga, thanks for the info on the technique! i wonder if my heat gun would work (you know you're a craftster when you own a heat gun, but not a hair dryer! Wink)


heini, that's so pretty! are the roses beads or buttons? i love that you left the needle in, that's the perfect touch!
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« Reply #1092 on: June 14, 2008 08:20:36 AM »

Haha! Yes a heat gun will work! I actually only use the hair dryer for crafting Smiley Same as the curling iron, which I got from a friend and used for ribbon.
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« Reply #1093 on: June 14, 2008 10:56:08 AM »

I don't have neither a hair dryer nor a heat gun. I have been thinking that I should buy one of them, but I'm not sure which I should buy. I don't need to dry my hair, but some kind of heating tool would be handy in crafting.

Crafty_dame: Thanks and the roses are beads.

Then about crackling: I don't know proper words in English, so I'm not sure if you're going to understand the following. I have done crackling couple of times, but on sturdy surfaces like wood. I have used that stuff which is like invisible paint. You know, the stuff you put on top of the paint layers to protect the paint. You need two kinds of that stuff, one has to be water soluble (dryes quickly) and the other has to be that kind that is used with some other thinner. First you paint or collage or whatever you want to do, then you put a layer of non-water soluble thing over it, wait -2 hours and put a layer of water soluble thing on that. The longer you wait with the water soluble layer, the bigger the cracks will be.  Then you have to wait till next day. After that, you can rub some paint to the cracks to make them more visible if you want to.
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« Reply #1094 on: June 14, 2008 03:39:06 PM »

Heini -- the invisible paint is called varnish.  Your description was very clear and easy to understand.  Your method sounds really interesting.  I'm going to print out the directions and save them!

If you do decide to buy a heat tool for crafting, I would recommend a heat gun over a hair dryer.  It's more expensive (at least in the US), but the heat gun doesn't blow, so you don't have to worry about blowing your papers away.
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« Reply #1095 on: June 14, 2008 06:16:23 PM »

that's very cool heini!

i've been tempted to play around with crackling, so it's awesome to have multiple ways to do it!


my heat gun is actually from the hardware store, it's made for paint stripping (i borrowed it from my sister). it might be heavier duty than the ones sold specifically for crafts, but it works well for me!
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« Reply #1096 on: June 15, 2008 07:13:17 AM »

I know I have been missing in action from this thread ... life!

Gouge Away, love that page. I have that same green little bird paper. I love it!

Heini, love that stitched page totally!
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« Reply #1097 on: June 15, 2008 11:00:24 AM »

Here is the cool bird page I received from little green dragon fly.  It's very clever and I love it!







Here's the one I sent her, also.  I'm sure she has enough green dragonfly stuff, but I couldn't resist:





I also have a great one from bushbaby to share, but this post is already full'o'pics, so I'll post in a bit!




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« Reply #1098 on: June 16, 2008 08:03:31 AM »

I'm behind again... wonderful pages gougeaway, heini, LGD... love the unexpected (flipping pages, needle with needle work, opening doors)!
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« Reply #1099 on: June 16, 2008 10:23:40 AM »

What wonderful pages - love them!

Here's mine from Crafty_Dame! just love the front with the typewriter and then the back is just as cool with the ink quills - so very cool!

   

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