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« Reply #80 on: October 29, 2013 09:36:41 PM »

Elastic cord bracelets!  Thanks for the idea!  I dipped them in watered down Elmer's glue and stuck the skewers in some packaging styrofoam from my laptop box...I did use my rotary cutter to cut the strips so that sped things up...I am throwing all the extras in a jar so that someday I can make a bead curtain for my tiki room!

Collecting t-shirts now for next month...I want to try a t-shirt scarf!
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« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2013 12:51:07 AM »

Those pages are great!

Also, a newspaper basket? Now that is a super idea for produce...I would love to have a nice basket for onions and sweet potatoes...I bet they would last longer, too, since the paper is nice and dry

I would love to see t-shirt yarn or t-shirt fabric recycled projects...hubby gave me a bunch of his old t-shirts that he no longer fits!

Well, not sure if I should say "Quit feeding him so much", or else "Feed him more, so you have supplies!"  Grin
I'm going to try the newspaper basket idea, too. It looks easy to weave. Those would be cool for a lot of things...spray them with some scent, and use in the bathroom? Like a potpouri basket for extras that get out of hand and need containing. A few for pet supplies (leashes, collars, etc.) By the door and in the ready? Keys, and sunglasses there, too. You could always spray paint them, but comics would be fun to use just as is! Don't forget that clear acrylic spray works wonders, too! It will keep them lasting much longer.

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« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2013 12:58:50 AM »

Hey, has anyone tried making a trivet out of folded magazines or newspaper? I'd love to hear from someone who has tried this or this or something like this.

Never done it folded, but have done it ROLLED. Around a small center, like a straw. Glue, then remove the straw...Then just glue all your "new paper straws" together on one edge. Press flat while they dry, with some wax paper and a heavy book.

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« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2013 07:01:04 AM »

Is clear acrylic spray the same thing as the clear paint spray they sell at the hardware store?  I have a can that I found in the garage...no idea why it is there, but it looks full...probably something my artist hubby bought and never used! Grin

I would love to make a durable basket by the garage door to hold keys, change, etc. Fabric baskets tend to mold a bit in our damp garage...
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« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2013 08:59:46 AM »

Wonder if the gesso that racky mentioned would work for that, Linda?
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« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2013 09:17:08 AM »

I have gesso and also diamond something...I might experiment...I do like the spray idea as it would be faster and easier...and probably less messy!

HSG--I was thinking that I could use magazines to do a few mosaics!! Start with paper before I would invest in any tiles or glass...oh boy...the possibilities would be endless with paper...
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« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2013 09:31:40 AM »

Yes! Paper mosaics are fun.  Smiley
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« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2013 01:36:13 PM »

If it is Diamond Glaze, that will give a nice clear finish but remember that it is NOT waterproof.

I would be tempted to clear coat it, then dip in resin for waterproofing and durability.

Or, since resin is absorbed into the paper fibers, and can turn single layers of paper translucent, it makes me wonder how it would be to dip an uncoated bead in it.
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« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2013 07:08:11 AM »

Count me in!  Grin Grin Now time to brainstorm... Huh Huh
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« Reply #89 on: November 01, 2013 07:37:10 AM »

Are we doing t-shirt projects this month? Grin
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