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susank
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2003 09:52:09 PM »

Agreed about librarians.  I know a few library scientists.

What I envisioned with the paint wash:  glue all the b/w pics down.  water down some paint.  paint in broad even strokes over the whole thing.  wait for it to dry, then seal/mod podge it.

Think of the wash like a glaze for a cake (vs thicker, stiffer icing).

--susan.
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susank
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2003 08:51:47 AM »

found some titles!

Here's the one I think katiesays17 must have used:
Who Goes There?
http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml?icObjectId=6450

And here's a page with more great ideas:
http://www.budplant.com/level.itml/icOid/9621

I'm talkin' 'bout a Batman Masterpieces frame!

--susan.
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thewalrusisme
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2003 10:20:38 AM »

I even think it would be cool to copy images there in b/w (cheaper, too, and your $$ goes to the library) and use those.  Over xeroxed stuff has a certain charm, as does b/w.  

You could also them paint a wash over the whole thing, so you'd have a mirror border in blue & black, or red & black, or whatever... that would make it blend in a little and be a bit less wild.

Get me to the library!
--susan.

Yay for giving money to the library instead of to corporate america!!! also, would it be possible to put the paint into the actual sealant stuff?  im thinking that watered down paint might make the paper warp?  I have no idea....but just seems like excess water would do that

either way, im excited to try this after my christmas present making rush  Tongue

oh and ya, I'm a librarian of sorts, we rock!  Kiss  altho i still havent mastered that sexy tight bun thing  Wink
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katiesays17
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2003 09:19:30 PM »

i think my next attempt might be with a bruce springsteen theme for my dad or just a wacky weirdo bizarro for whoever. thanks for explaining the wash susank
i have that righteous babe sticker in my car. cheerio!
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2003 09:35:52 PM »

I love the mirror, and just had to add to the librarian discussion.  On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the librarians at my university actually dressed like pirates!

And yes, I've been watching for months and registered just so I could say that... however, I will have a post of my own tomorrow!
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susank
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2003 02:13:37 PM »

Aw yeah-- when I got home from work last night there was an AOL CD tin waiting on the floor... so I put all the good ideas from here to use.

See http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=42;action=display;threadid=970

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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2003 12:25:41 PM »

I love the mirror!  You know the idea about the color wash got me thinking...it got me thinking about the fliers we used to make for my band.  We would go through the "Weekly World News" (don't pretend like you've never bought one Wink )  They have some of the funniest pictures in there.  We used to cut them out and replace all of the text with the whatever info we wanted to get out and then we'd copy it onto colored paper.  We had one of Janet Reno in lingerie...a cat being swung around by his tail my a tiny mouse...and of course bat boy.  

I think that the idea could work really well for a project like this.  Clip a few pictures and headlines of the worlds fattest cat, bat boy's marriage to the dog faced girl, and a shot of a potato-chip that looks like jesus and you're set.  Since these don't come on the highest quality paper be careful not to rip 'em.  And they would probably look best with a wash of color as suggested earlier by susank.
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2003 01:32:25 AM »

that mirror is great, one done in pin up girls would rock as well
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2003 10:40:22 AM »

I will totally admit that I buy the weekly world news on occasion. splendid idea. and being super nonbutterfingers with that flimsy newspaper too.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2003 01:08:23 PM »

Ooooh! J'adore those Ikea mirrors, in fact, j'adore Ikea! Next christmas, my friends are getting MIRRORS!
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