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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012 06:11:59 AM »

Love the finished product, and being able to see the process.  How does one end up with such an awesome junk collection?  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012 06:20:38 AM »

Love the finished product, and being able to see the process.  How does one end up with such an awesome junk collection?  Grin

A lot of hoarding and collecting  Grin I started doing these canvases when I finally decided I had to use up my awesome stash somehow instead of letting it collect dust!
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012 06:32:33 AM »

If you don't get a billion 'this rocks' I'll be surprised!  I can't wait to try your tute.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012 07:29:12 AM »

I love it! I have a question for you, though: wouldn't it be easier to put the contact paper on the image you want to preserve before you glue down all the doodads? What's the advantage to doing it after?
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012 08:19:48 AM »

I love it! I have a question for you, though: wouldn't it be easier to put the contact paper on the image you want to preserve before you glue down all the doodads? What's the advantage to doing it after?

I've never actually done it that way, but it's pretty hard to have a perfectly solid border so there is a little bit of overlap where the junk meets the edge. Putting down the contact paper afterwards allows you to account for that. Also I tend to go glue crazy so I think my biggest fear is just accidentally gluing down the contact paper entirely if I were to put that down first.

If anyone tries to put the contact paper down first let me know how it turns out! I could see it possibly working well on a simple design but the more complicated the shapes the more difficult it would become I think.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012 08:39:49 AM »

I see some whimsies that used to hang out at my house (before the last whimsy swap).  How fun it is to see them used in this piece of art!
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012 09:07:29 AM »

Wow!!  It's so cool to see it without the paint on it!

I like it better with the paint personally  Smiley I think it makes it a cohesive whole and makes all the individual objects less distracting from the outline like that.

Oh yea...don't get me wrong.. I definitely like it better with paint too!  But I think it's cool to see what the things use to look like.  Smiley 
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012 10:58:11 AM »

OMG - This is sooooo GREAT!  Finally I know what to do with my MAJOR junk collection, thanks so much for the tute Cheesy   
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012 04:35:33 PM »

This is awesome!! I so want to do this! Thanks for the tut!! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012 07:27:45 PM »

this is so creative, amazing. without the paint it reminded me of an I spy book, very fun
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