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PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) => Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: kjtalula on April 24, 2005 09:06:59 AM



Title: Laundry sheets
Post by: kjtalula on April 24, 2005 09:06:59 AM
I'm a very textural crafter and I've been using lots of used dryer sheets in my projects.  There are so many EXPENSIVE papers out there on the scrapbooking market and dryer sheets are an easy solution when you want a textured look or a fabric feel.  I've painted it, dyed it, ripped it up, ( it has a great spiderweb effect when ripped and left white) and used works best because it's softer.


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: super geek on April 24, 2005 09:09:32 AM
Interesting.  I've always wondered what to do with those.


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: kellyfitz84 on May 02, 2005 02:17:15 PM
Are laundry sheets acid free? I assume not. But just wondering.


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: kjtalula on May 03, 2005 08:50:26 AM
I don't know if they are acid free?  Good question.  I know that acid is supposed to eat at your photos after a while but does anyone know what makes it acid free? ???


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: miakachan on May 05, 2005 12:36:39 AM
Okay, I asked around (because this seemed like such an inexpensive and cool sb-ing thing to do), and the general conclusion was that fabric softener sheets are acidic.  One girl who's allergic to them claims they are, and another guy said he'd done a lab where he's fairly certain they neutralized the sheets with a basic solution.  I was kind of thinking along the lines of it being acidic because detergent soaps are basic, but I couldn't make the connection why.

Err...yeah, I'll be quiet now.


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: casa on May 05, 2005 12:47:43 AM
okay......... i have been told a natural thing to do to soften your laundry is to add 1/4 cup of vinegar to your laundry on the rinse cycle with some essential oils..................this will break up the soap deposits and soften your laundry..................so i think vinegar is acidic................is it.????? would so the same thing as the other no????????????


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: ilovepaper on May 05, 2005 08:13:30 AM
I'm not sure about the acid free thing but here's another way to use dryer sheets:
After applying them to a surface, you can heat dryer sheets with a heat gun, and they melt into a real cool looking webbing. Practice on plain paper first to see if you like the effect.


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: kjtalula on May 05, 2005 09:54:37 AM
that sounds cool...I must try!


Title: Re: Laundry sheets
Post by: BioChickiee on June 06, 2005 08:42:49 AM
this has nothing to do with crafting but once i accidently dropped the whole box of softner sheets into the dryer and didnt notice until i got the clothes out...they were all 'slimey" and they smelled sooo strong and i didnt have to use sheets for like 10 loads after that. just thought id share.