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kokoleo
« Reply #130 on: July 07, 2005 01:16:38 AM »

One of these days I'd like to meet up with you all too. This Saturday is my husband's company picnic in Malibu. It's a shame because I've been dying to attempt paper mache'. Have fun!
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« Reply #131 on: July 07, 2005 08:40:43 AM »

Christy, I'll PM you my address.  Please feel free to come after your class, if you can.

kokoleo, hope you can make it next month.  And papier mache is a great idea!  I vote we do that for our August project---anybody else wanna?
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« Reply #132 on: July 07, 2005 09:48:21 AM »

paper mache is so fun! I am down for that for August.

For this Sat. however, I wanted to ask if noon is our meeting time at waterbabys? because I want to get an early start on my paper craft. and you all know I will bring some treats.
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« Reply #133 on: July 07, 2005 03:35:05 PM »

Yep, noon.  I'm making cold noodles with peanut sauce and spinach salad for lunch (and an alternative for the nut allergic), so bring your appetites!
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« Reply #134 on: July 13, 2005 07:05:33 PM »

Hi Ladies,

This post technically could go somewhere else but I thought to inquire with my craft group as well..I have some great old photos of my family that I would like to use. I want to make something relatively inexpensive  using the photos so that I can pass out as nostalgic gifts to the fam. I want the gift to be useful and not just sit on a shelf and look pretty. Any ideas?

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mari_meow_meow
« Reply #135 on: July 14, 2005 01:50:20 AM »

depending on what you are doing, i found some pictures looking through my family photo album of us when we would go camping, we would all stand out in front of the state's sign and take a picture... i collected them and photocopied so i would not destroy the originals and made a scrapbook style page to eventually frame and give to my mom... there was some cute roadtrip type of scrapbooking paper at the store that went perfect with it what i was doing...
that's just an idea of what i did with old photos...
here are links to other things i found... good luck!! and let us know what you end up with...
~mari

photo coasters::
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_photo_projects/article/0,2025,DIY_13772_3471545,00.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/lv_entertaining/article/0,2041,DIY_14108_3296235,00.html

other::
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=tvs6897&contentGroup=TV&site=living

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel172068&catid=cat333&navLevel=4

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1260&catid=cat333&navLevel=4

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,,HGTV_3352_1390264,00.html

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_refurbish_accessories/article/0,,HGTV_3484_1395265,00.html

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_themes/article/0,,HGTV_3383_1389506,00.html
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« Reply #136 on: July 14, 2005 12:45:23 PM »

K, here are a couple of ideas for your family pictures:

(1)  Decoupage boxes and/or tins.  You can pick up tins and boxes inexpensively at craft stores, thrift stores, garage sales, etc. and prime or paint them or leave them as they are for the background.  Have color photocopies of your pictures made, even if the pictures are black and white or sepia: regular photocopying does not capture shades so you only get the high contrast areas of a photograph.  Use decoupage glue to adhere the pictures; be sure to apply a couple of finish coats of the glue to seal and protect the finished piece.

(2)  Decorative glass plates.  Glue your picture(s) to the back side of a glass plate (so that the picture is against the plate).  Then paint the back of the plate or decoupage decorative images.  (Glass plates are usually no more than a buck at thrift stores, and you might be able to find them at dollar stores.)  Seal the back of the plate well when you're done and it can be used as a serving piece (hand wash only) as well as a decorative item.
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« Reply #137 on: July 14, 2005 01:15:15 PM »

hi all!

it's been a while since i've visited here and i hope everyone is doing well! i've just been researching paper-stuff and i'd love to join in the paper mache fun next month, if that's alright. hope to see everyone then!!

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« Reply #138 on: July 14, 2005 04:17:35 PM »

Hey Tracy, of course it's alright (silly you)---looking forward to seeing you again!

As for what we did last week....

Heather (sewspecial) is way ahead of the game and came prepared to start on thank you cards for people helping with her wedding...which isn't until October!

Here are the envelopes:



And here are the cards:



Christie (icrispyi), a brand new LA Craftster, was making those bright colored little puffy stars (there must be a name for them) and said that was the only paper crafting she knew.  So I gave her some card stock and a couple of boxes of paper scraps, a fleeting instruction in collage, and look at the marvelous postcards she created:



I made a jointed paper doll with twisted wire embellishments (hard to see in the picture), and then, inspired by what Christie was doing, made a couple of postcards.  (Oh, and she taught me to make the paper stars, too---yay!)



Also started working on, and finished that evening, an interestingly shaped can I sprayed with gray primer, covered with white "lace" paper, added leftover bits of Japanese washi paper, and finished it with three strands of mizuhiki (a colorful, thin Japan cording made from paper):



Quite productive, weren't we!
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« Reply #139 on: July 19, 2005 06:12:12 PM »

thx for the tips gang! when's the next meet-up?
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