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Topic: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2013!  (Read 34484 times)
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« Reply #220 on: September 08, 2013 03:43:17 PM »

I think that is an awesome idea to re-purpose!
I wanted to share the most awesome birthday atc I rec'd from blupaisan! I love gone with the wind and this is so perfect!! Smiley thank you lovely lady!


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« Reply #221 on: September 09, 2013 06:56:40 AM »

Love the Gone With the Wind ATC!  Great job, blu!
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« Reply #222 on: September 12, 2013 05:04:53 PM »

*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY*** to our current organizer, redstar13!! Many happy returns.
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« Reply #223 on: September 14, 2013 05:09:48 AM »

So for as much griping as my husband does about all the craft stuff laying around, he actually does like the stuff I make. He always takes photos for me(he is a pretty talented amateur photographer), and yesterday, he really made my day.

I had to work(of course, I have virtually no time off), and he had a vacation day. He went into town to pick up some stuff we needed. He calls me and says "I'm going by the scrapbook store, do you want any new papers? Halloween? Anything?". I did need some papers, so it was really awesome. I was able to finish an ATC last night because of that!

Anyway, just thought I'd share some praise, sometimes I think other people just don't "get" my craft obsession. Smiley
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« Reply #224 on: September 15, 2013 05:46:16 AM »

So for as much griping as my husband does about all the craft stuff laying around, he actually does like the stuff I make. He always takes photos for me(he is a pretty talented amateur photographer), and yesterday, he really made my day.

I had to work(of course, I have virtually no time off), and he had a vacation day. He went into town to pick up some stuff we needed. He calls me and says "I'm going by the scrapbook store, do you want any new papers? Halloween? Anything?". I did need some papers, so it was really awesome. I was able to finish an ATC last night because of that!

Anyway, just thought I'd share some praise, sometimes I think other people just don't "get" my craft obsession. Smiley

My hubby is the same way.  He's so supportive of any and every project I do.  Our house is always a project zone, since I'm an artist and he's a painter, and we're always doing all sorts of everything.  So projects lieing around just mutually inspire.  He's awesome that way.
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« Reply #225 on: September 16, 2013 01:09:18 PM »

*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY*** to our current organizer, redstar13!! Many happy returns.

THANK YOU!! Smiley
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« Reply #226 on: September 17, 2013 09:22:14 PM »

ARRGHH.

So, I've spent the past two nights working on my Texas-themed card for rockingbearranch.  I had a really cool idea involving masking fluid.  So far, everything was going great.  Tonight, I applied the masking fluid, painted over it, went to rub off the masking fluid and... total disaster.  The masking fluid ripped up huge chunks of dried paint along with it.

Maybe acrylic paint was not a smart choice for this project?  Perhaps watercolor would have been better?  But a) I have never used watercolor before, and b) I need the paint to be opaque enough to cover what's underneath (except for what gets protected by the masking fluid).

At least the part underneath the paint is undamaged (except for a tiny bit of smeared paint), so perhaps I can salvage the card and paint the overall effect I was going for in the first place.  Not gonna lie, feeling a little pressured to turn in quality products since y'all do such good work in this swap.  Wink

* sigh *  Just needed to vent.  That is all.  We now return to your regularly-scheduled crafting.
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    « Reply #227 on: September 17, 2013 10:04:03 PM »

    I never tried masking fluid with anything but watercolours or ink...
    Hopefully you can save the card, after putting in so much effort. Good luck! Smiley
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    « Reply #228 on: September 19, 2013 05:24:08 AM »

    ARRGHH.

    So, I've spent the past two nights working on my Texas-themed card for rockingbearranch.  I had a really cool idea involving masking fluid.  So far, everything was going great.  Tonight, I applied the masking fluid, painted over it, went to rub off the masking fluid and... total disaster.  The masking fluid ripped up huge chunks of dried paint along with it.

    Maybe acrylic paint was not a smart choice for this project?  Perhaps watercolor would have been better?  But a) I have never used watercolor before, and b) I need the paint to be opaque enough to cover what's underneath (except for what gets protected by the masking fluid).

    At least the part underneath the paint is undamaged (except for a tiny bit of smeared paint), so perhaps I can salvage the card and paint the overall effect I was going for in the first place.  Not gonna lie, feeling a little pressured to turn in quality products since y'all do such good work in this swap.  Wink

    * sigh *  Just needed to vent.  That is all.  We now return to your regularly-scheduled crafting.

    I also felt pressured when I first joined Craftster. So many talented folks! I must say, I did my best, but it came nowhere near what others were doing. No one is gonna expect miracles from you since you are new... be gentle on yourself! (-:
    And it may not be the time to experiment with new stuff. What are you already comfortable doing? If you stick to that, you may have a lot more success with completing something. It does not have to be spectacular. Just you.
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    « Reply #229 on: September 19, 2013 05:33:03 AM »

    When I am trying new material or techniques(which is pretty much every day, lol), I practice on a scrap of the material I will be working with. I also do this with lettering, or to see what a pen will do with a particular paper or what not. I've had a lot of disasters, including what I call the "red paint disaster" during the Sideshow swap. Looked like someone was murdered in my craft room. BTW, some craft paints do not, I repeat, do not return to desired consistency once they are lumpy in the bottle. Not with water. Not with thinner. Just not.  Cheesy
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