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riverwatson
« on: July 23, 2008 10:48:45 AM »

I've got about a bajillion overhead transparencies because my college was doing some house cleaning (college cleaning?) and obviously nobody uses an old-fashioned overhead projector anymore. So I have about 2 million clear sheets of plastic. What can I make with these? Any suggestions?

Greeting cards? A window decoration? What?


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ragdoll193
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 10:56:28 AM »

I have heard of them being used for stenciling, but from my experience they don't cut well. what sorts of crafts do you do?
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riverwatson
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008 11:20:35 AM »

Oh wow! I was thinking about stenciling some t-shirts yesterday! That's weird.

I heart stenciling so I'll definitely try making a stencil, maybe not to use on clothes though... I'm a newbie to the process!  Cheesy

But I do a ton of paper crafts- I make stationery and greeting cards and I decoupage anything I can get my hands on...

I also sew and crochet but I don't know what that would have to do with plastic...  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008 05:54:42 PM »

if you're sewing, you could use them as ID windows in wallets and purses. crochet... I don't know (i'm a knitter)
you could also use them as windows in cards?
if you plan on doing a mural anytime soon, you could project your image onto the wall using a flashlight and tape maybe.
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laura.nagelkerke
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008 06:52:05 PM »

I saw this tutorial for making personalised containers with overhead transparencies on www.instructables.com so that might give you some ideas - http://www.instructables.com/id/Transparency-Container/?ALLSTEPS

I've got a pile of used overhead transparencies - any ideas for using those?!

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freecycler
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 08:03:05 AM »

I use those for card making, you can use paint stamps on them and they look nice, then attach paper along the edges and such, or I'll use frame stamps and stamp on it then use it as an overlay frame on scrapbooking pages. Sometimes I would put them underneath my projects as I worked to keep paint and glue from getting on my table since I had a ton to spare too...
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008 01:15:14 AM »

Cut them to size, and sew them to a backing as little pockets using cloth tape or binding to cover the edges to make a thing to store jewellery?  I know they're usually thick, but I don't know if they're strong enough.

Sandwiching something interesting between two of them and using them for a clear picture mat inside a frame?

Printing or drawing something on them, then hanging them together using little rings in the corners to be a room divider or see through curtain?
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lylacfey
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008 06:05:55 AM »

Can I say jealous. Smiley LOL.

Here is what I do with them.

You can make your own rubons.  Here's a tutorial: http://scrapbooking.families.com/blog/make-your-own-scrapbook-rub-ons.

When you make stickers or embellishments for a swap or gift attach them to the transparencies like Jolene's embellishments.

I use them to store my clear stamps.  I put my stamps in categories like animals, Christmas, etc. 

You can run them through a die cut machine like the Sizzix or Cricut to make cute little boxes. 

Use them to make shaker cards or cards with floaties inside them. 

Here's a stencil tut: http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=238

Same blog but she has the coolest technique for Inkjet Transfer Stamping: http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=729

Here's an Image Tape Tutorial: http://wishingonclovers.typepad.com/wishing_on_clovers/2008/03/transparent-ima.html

That is all I can think of right now.  I have more but I can't think of think of them right now.  If I do I will post them.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008 07:31:34 AM »

Oh you're so lucky Smiley

I've been meaning to buy some to print pics onto and use them to decoupage glass jars, pendants etc. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008 05:00:20 PM »

What about an IQ light?   I saw a tute for one on here.   They look totally fab and professional.
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