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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adhesive frustration - inchie making on: May 28, 2009 06:55:39 PM
I've been using rubber cement to glue everything to everything on my latest project. It holds but it's also forgiving, and if you get it all over your project, it just rolls right off. Smiley Just know that it'll make fabric sticky and gummy.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Paper for printing collage images on: May 28, 2009 06:39:26 PM
I googled "thin printer paper," and DIYplanner.com forums suggest that you check your printer's manual to see how thin you can go before your paper starts to foul up.

You can read the whole thread here, there may be some helpful info:
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/5011

Otherwise, have you considered using an image transfer technique instead of collage? http://www.altered-book.com/image-transfers.html

Ooooor maybe you could put the thinner paper on top of a regulation-size sheet? Altered-book.com also has this technique:

How to Print on Tissue Paper and Napkins
You will need napkins or tissue paper, freezer paper (available in any supermarket), an iron, something you want to print, and a bubble-jet printer. I do not know whether a laser printer will work for this, as I have not tried.

Heat your iron to a medium temperature. Place your tissue paper on the shiny side of the freezer paper. Test a small piece before ironing, and adjust the heat accordingly. When ready, iron the entire surface. The tissue will adhere firmly to the freezer paper.
Cut your freezer paper/tissue paper into a size that will go through your printer.
Print your image onto the freezer paper/tissue paper in the usual way.
Carefully peel off the freezer paper. This is the most delicate part of the operation, since the tissue can tear. When the freezer paper is removed, you are rewarded with tissue paper containing your printed image.
Attach the tissue to your altered book or your hobby and craft project.


Hope that helps! Smiley
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bookmark fringe on: May 28, 2009 01:44:29 PM
You might buy some wee tassels?

You might also get some eyelash yarn from the craft store and use that. Smiley
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Copyright Laws-what's the deal? on: May 28, 2009 01:42:40 PM
I would say yes for personal art, no for work in a gallery. There is a lot of stock art on deviantart.com, and lots of public domain scans of decorative book bits and alphabets and such online. You might start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Help! Binding that allows me to add/remove pages freely? on: May 28, 2009 01:37:31 PM
Hey y'all!

LONG VERSION begin here:  I decided to do my first foray into altered book land this week, using a free book I picked up, read, and thoroughly disliked. I covered the exterior in fabric and it looks quite nice.

I really want to have a blank interior for my book -- so I don't have to read it again every time I open it, blegh -- so I tried to gesso the pages, tearing out every other page. This would take forever to do 150 pages, plus they're very thick and warped it really looks shoddy. Sad

I tore out the book part, which left me with the sad (kinda floppy) cover... I found an old three-ring binder, and glued the metal part into my book, but now it just looks like a three-ring-binder covered in red fabric. Not really what I was aiming for.

SHORT VERSION begin here:
I'm going to go out and buy some pages tonight to fit my book cover. I want to find a way to bind it so that I can freely add and remove pages.

If I put the pages in, do you think it will look less like a boring, three-ring binder? What if I 'cover' the rings from showing on the outside by having bookmarks with, er, tassels or something?

Are there other binding options that will permit me to add and remove pages as I wish? Ribbon? String? Brads?

I want my book to have a sort of ancient/magical feel, if that helps at all. Smiley

Thanks in advance for your help!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: sheet music? on: May 28, 2009 01:13:12 PM
Hit up the local library! Smiley Most university libraries at least have loads of scores and music books.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage erotica images? on: May 28, 2009 01:10:37 PM
There is a livejournal community which I think is called vintage_porn? Or vintage_smut? A quick search would probably find it for you, but there are lots of Ye Olde Smut shots there.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: What type of altered book is this? on: May 28, 2009 01:03:20 PM
Brian Dettmer -- whom is the artist for at least one of those -- calls them "book autopsies."

http://centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/13/13:26:26/

more info there.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Bruising?? on: January 17, 2008 05:28:55 PM
Is it normal to bruise after waxing with this methid?  Huh
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Persian Waxing on: January 16, 2008 03:41:11 PM
I, too, just tried the muslin-free method... While it's taken me almost two days to get this stuff cooked down to a level where it will actually ball up a bit instead of just gooping through my fingers, I just spread a bit on my arm, yanked it off -- and I have a big, pink bald spot!

Joy!
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