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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2008 10:12:01 AM »

Thanks everybody Smiley  And to those who've mentioned it, yeah, this is a great project for kids, especially with the right kind of styrofoam.  I found that with this particular stuff, I got the best results using a knife rather than just indenting with a pen or pencil, but I think takeout/lunch trays work well for the other method.  (you can also *buy* styrofoam sheets especially for this purpose, but it's way better to reuse the styrofoam trash that is already lying around!)

StatGirl -- really?  I don't think I've ever seen a styrofoam recycling place in the grocery stores around here.  I'll have to ask.  We don't have the usual chains here in Pittsburgh, so maybe it's different.  Good to hear, though!

shelleibean -- that would definitely be worth experimenting with!  The tricky thing would be that you need to be able to get the right texture to "roll up" the plate.  If the ink/paint is too thin, it would probably just bead up on the surface or fill in the depressions.  Also, acrylic dries rather quickly, so you'd have to be fast about it.  It would probably be most doable with smaller designs.  If you try anything, post it up!  I'd love to see how it works out.
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2008 10:45:02 AM »

There are different types of acrylic paints...
Ceramcoat and Plaid in a wide variety of colors and less pigment. These two companies sell extender, slows drying time, and fabric medium like this:
http://www.plaidonline.com/productDetail.asp?itemID=947&productName=FolkArt+%AE+Mediums&Cat1ID=&Cat2ID=&Cat3ID=&brandID=&keywords=&New=False&Closeout=False&HotDeal=False&page=1

Golden tubes and bottles I've never worked with but would like to, re supposed to have more pigment. They also sell a variety of mediums.

It's been years since of done much painting aside from a flat background.
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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2008 01:42:06 PM »

Wow, these are AWESOME! I love recycled projects. I'm linking to this in today's Daily DIY.
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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2008 03:55:38 PM »

how have i not seen this before? you are absolutely brilliant. i'm definitely going to have to try this out. thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2008 06:27:41 PM »

Soooo cool!! Grin
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2008 09:29:23 AM »

These are great!
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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2008 07:39:03 AM »

These are so cool!  I love your technique!
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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2008 04:52:41 PM »

i LOVE the hairy faces!!
i definately going to try this soon =)
yay for recycling
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« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2008 05:00:40 AM »

Your styrofoam lino art is wonderful!!!...thanks a zillion for thinking up something to do with those styrofoam things...everytime I threw one out I KNEW there was something to be done with them.  I loved to lino cut but all I see in the art store is that foam stuff...why not just use the styro!!!..again, thankzzzz!!!! 
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« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2008 06:06:20 PM »

I'm taking my first (of hopefully many) printmaking classes right now. I can appreciate how nice it is to find something that carves quickly and easily! (if for nothing more than a change of pace and a break for your wrist)
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