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« Reply #920 on: September 25, 2010 11:12:50 AM »

Just thought I'd brag, that I got two more pages done! Though, I am only satisfied with one of them. I'm trying desperately to do the "one spread per week" thing, but it isn't always yielding the best results -  I'll post pics soon.

I second the idea for a number completed in the signature. I'm currently at 4/24 (plus THE COVER! YIKES!)

Even attempting the cover scares me beyond belief! It's a nightmare. Is anyone else having this problem? So far it has a few splotches on it because I accidentally set it in paint while working, and it's dented from the STUPID mailman who jammed it in my apartment mail box. Also, I had to duct tape the spine to secure the binding, because it was on the verge of falling out! (Does anyone know how best to conceal duct tape?) BLARGBLARG! At this rate, I'll need a miracle for the cover to even look presentable.

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Perhaps I'll use my theme "Boys and Girls" and use the duct tape (as something traditionally masculine) combined with lace (or something equally "feminine")- and see if I can't make a statement with it. I dunno... it just might work.
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« Reply #921 on: September 25, 2010 05:20:24 PM »

I have the kraft brown cover and I bought red tie dye colored duct tape to cover it in.  I figure since my theme is "Adhere to me" what could be more appropriate than duct tape?  I bought many fun colors of duct tape including chrome and I hope to use them throughout the sketchbook.  I'm debating over whether or not to have the whole cover red tie dye or to put that down first, then layer chrome or black or white over top of it, leaving shapes of the red tie dye showing through like hearts or stars or waves or something.

In duct tape collage, what does a good job of sealing the seams so the duct tape doesn't get pulled up when it rubs on things? Should I try that Delorean's Wax or what?  Anyone have any experience sealing duct tape collages?
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« Reply #922 on: September 26, 2010 12:30:36 PM »

Okay, I am stuck firmly in the way behind camp! I've been so busy with the start of school that I haven't even been on Craftster too often.

I've also been meaning to ask a question:

I read somewhere (maybe even in this thread) that using acrylic paints on the pages can make them stick together. Is there any way to prevent this? Can I use any type of sealant that won't be sticky?
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« Reply #923 on: September 26, 2010 12:52:42 PM »

I read somewhere that Delorean's Wax (I bought mine at Dick Blick) can be rubbed on using your fingertip, then buffed so that pages won't stick together.  That's what I'm going to use.
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« Reply #924 on: September 26, 2010 07:01:36 PM »

I read somewhere that Delorean's Wax (I bought mine at Dick Blick) can be rubbed on using your fingertip, then buffed so that pages won't stick together.  That's what I'm going to use.

Thanks! There isn't a Dick Blick close by (there may be one in Boston) so if the art store down the road doesn't carry it, I'll order it online.

ETA: Except I just looked for it online and can't find it...

Another ETA: But I did find this site ( http://www.altered-book.com/acrylic-paints.html ) that suggests using a Krylon spray.

And yet another ETA: And then I found this: http://newfry.typepad.com/newfry/2009/11/how-to-keep-art-journal-pages-from-sticking-and-write-over-acrylics.html which suggests Dorland's wax (is that what you meant MadMel? Dick Blick has this, so I'm guessing it's the same stuff Wink ). I just love Google!
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« Reply #925 on: September 26, 2010 09:06:21 PM »

Liquitex makes a matte gel that I LOVE. It works as a paper adhesive, and doubles as a sealer over acrylic paint, and most other mediums. The only downside I've discovered is that it smears fountain ink. It's also a little spendy, but a small jar will go a long way.
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« Reply #926 on: September 27, 2010 06:14:38 AM »

I'm a big fan of Liquitex Matte Medium.

Liquitex makes a matte gel that I LOVE. It works as a paper adhesive, and doubles as a sealer over acrylic paint, and most other mediums. The only downside I've discovered is that it smears fountain ink. It's also a little spendy, but a small jar will go a long way.
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Here's my feminine hygiene page. For the background, I used the "directions" from my period products - I especially like the diagrams.

I've realized that I am a very reckless crafter. I got paint EVERYWHERE while making this page. Every page ends up slightly messier than the one before. I need to find a way to make a contained mess.
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« Reply #928 on: September 27, 2010 07:37:12 PM »

I am so in love with your book and cannot wait to see it in RL, Paisley!!
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« Reply #929 on: September 27, 2010 07:38:57 PM »

Dorland's! Yes, that is what I meant.  Not Delorean. No flux capacitors involved....  lol
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