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« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2013 09:36:04 AM »

are they the wooden ones? I don't know of any kind of popsicle stick other than that

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« Reply #151 on: September 17, 2014 04:52:08 PM »

I once made page markers with thin wooden popsicle sticks, washi tape and marker pens. (See what I mean here: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/81/de/0b/81de0b20035aa1e1a5c4d5c53ce571f3.jpg)

As for a question… What can I do with empty CD boxes of translucent plastic?

« Reply #152 on: September 18, 2014 01:51:46 AM »

Frames for small art works? Containers for tiny scraps of paper (that every paper crafter seems to gather!)? Take the circle clip out and turn them into covers for small notebooks?

What can I do with the expanded polystyrene packaging for pears? (not round, not flat anywhere)

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« Reply #153 on: October 01, 2014 04:36:18 AM »

Polystyrene is great for stencils. Lay it out, flatten it out. Clip it if it does not want to lay flat. Perfect for ATC or other backgrounds such as making your own wrapping paper. Try it on newspaper for an ultimate background of things. Or on music sheets, or book pages. I use regular spray paint for the silhouette, but I am sure there are many other paints you could stencil with.

Or paste it {spray glue} to a piece of wood, or the end of a wine cork. Homemade rubber stamp  Grin For texture and backgrounds.

Now what do I do with all these puzzle pieces? Some fit together, and others are just orphans. I have made broaches with them in the past. And of course added them to journal pages and ATC. Any other ideas? I am thinking to string them into love beads.


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« Reply #154 on: October 01, 2014 11:05:25 PM »

A friend gave me some expanded polystyrene 'pear packaging.  It has pear shaped 'cups in it.  I cut them out and then stuck two together.  I covered them with paper mache and will eventually get around to painting them to look like pears to add to  my 'pot pourri' bowl.

I have just discovered egg shell decoupage.  Those puzzle pieces would look great covered in egg shells and then varnished.  Turn the end result into jewellery or card topper.

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