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Danger
« on: January 28, 2005 06:09:03 AM »

This is my first post, but i've been reading for a while now. Btw, I guess i'm in the minority here being a guy in all, but I'm a crafting mad man. My ultimate goal in life is to make everything I own.

These are some samples of the stationary that I made for a friend and I to send letters to one another. Her favorite thing in the world is old book smell, so I thought this would be good. The Return address is a "Draft" stamp I found, and wanted it to represent a sealer image and a antique look.

Any comments are welcome!

In the top pictre, it's hard to tell, but the top and right pages are the envelopes with the sheets coming out, and the left and bottom pieces are just extra sheets to go in the envelopes.





Thank you!

-Danger
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ilovepaper
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005 06:31:27 AM »

Hi and welcome!
I love this idea. Tell me- do you just write your letter over the print on the pages or am I missing something?
I can't wait to see more of your stuff.
 Smiley
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Danger
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005 06:38:53 AM »

Hi and welcome!
I love this idea. Tell me- do you just write your letter over the print on the pages or am I missing something?
I can't wait to see more of your stuff.
 Smiley

I'm an avid collector of Sharpie markers. I have at least one on my person at all time, and around 25 in my art box (all black, but different ages, giving slightly different line widths.)

I just write with a sharpie over the text. With other letters i'm going to black out all the words that I don't want in my letter, making a neo- ransom letter for friends. It'll look like a government paper that's been censored after i'm done with it!

To help with reading, i write the opposite way of the text, and a little bit larger.

Thank you!

-Danger
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005 07:02:16 AM »

I don't really understand the paper you're writing on  Huh (which is especially confusing, a) because I'm VERY slow LOL and b) we don't have sharpie pens here???)

BUT your envelopes completely ROCK ~ I LOVE THEM!!!

And your goal to make everything you own is fab too!  I'd gladly join you in that one!

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2005 10:36:18 PM »

Wow, that's pretty cool  Cool. It's nice to know that there's guys out there who like to make stuff  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2005 09:55:23 PM »

That's a really awesome idea.  I wonder if there is a way to safely bleach out the type on the pages so you could write on them without a sharpie  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2005 06:03:03 AM »

That's a really awesome idea.  I wonder if there is a way to safely bleach out the type on the pages so you could write on them without a sharpie  Huh
Or you could scan the pages, make them lighter and print them out - not if you want the old book smell, of course Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2005 10:55:32 PM »

the writing over the old type is the best part.


writing in another color is always an option, of course.



anyhow, nice work.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2005 02:22:58 AM »

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005 09:23:13 AM »

I love it... the ransom/censored style letter is a great idea and the sharpie writing over the top of the background...I just love the whole package and how it all works together. Keep up the great work!
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