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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Marbled Paper (Lots of pictures!) UPDATED 7/20/2010 on: July 15, 2010 10:02:16 PM
Here are some more! Smiley

I have some slightly larger copies on my blog here: http://thelibrarymender.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/even-more-marbling/, if you wanted to see some of the details. The fifth one is kind of  :/ just because in person, it's sparkly and gold but on the computer it just looks sort of white. Oh well! Smiley I'm having a good time!

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Hi guys,

I've spent a while trying to get good enough pictures of these to use in my first "completed items" post and just realized that these things called scanners exist  Roll Eyes Whoops. Anyway, I've recently been getting into marbling and have so far marbled a boatload of papers. I still haven't tried any cloth or non-paper objects, but I plan to try it!

Heeere are a few:

And here are two goofs:

On this one, I didn't notice that most of my paint had sunk below the size and put down the paper and got...just the black. Haha, mistake! But I think it looks interesting, so I figured I would keep it.

And this was actually my favorite print of the batch, so the middle smear was such a bummer for me. There was a lump in the size that hadn't mixed properly, and so all of the paint just sort of sliiiid off to the side and didn't stick to the paper correctly. Arrrgh! I was hoping to use it in my bookbinding, but unless I make a really little book, I won't be able to use it. I can still cut it up to use elsewhere, so it's ok. Tongue I guess I'll just have to try a similar color combination in the future.

I hope you guys enjoyed! I'm doing my best to de-lurk and start posting, and get over general new-poster-nerves. See you around!
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Yet ANOTHER one from Seattle on: July 15, 2010 08:55:34 PM
Whoa! I hadn't even seen this board, and then I get over here and peruse the first few threads to find that BOTH of the top two are from Seattle! Crazy! :O

I'm a 22 year old girl living in Seattle, in the northern end of the Center of the Universe to be precise( Wink), and I am finally posting on this board. I've been lurking for a while now, signed up for an account about a month ago, and finally got up the nerve to post something. I'm mainly into paper crafts, with marbling and bookbinding taking center stage. I work at a library, where I spend a large chunk of my time as the mender, so it seems appropriate. I'm also in the process of learning to make soap...although I was about two seconds away from blowing up my kitchen before I remembered not to pour the water into the lye. Yowza.

I look forward to being an active member of this community! Hope to see you all around.
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Help? Honey soap and possibly attracted bugs question...aka newbie soaper PANICS on: July 04, 2010 01:09:26 PM
This is an unfortunate first post, as I hoping it'd be more along the lines of "I have something pretty! Please look at it!" But alas, I'm forced to do a "OH NO HELP ME" post first. I'm sorry. Sad

I've just made a batch of HP soap with honey added to it towards the end, and it still smells all honey-like and sweet. The soap didn't really...turn out very physically attractive, but it came out usable which is fine for me, and it doesn't seem to be burning my hands off or anything with the little tiny piece I tested. I've cut it up and put it away in a little side closet with lots of shelves.

And then I started thinking...
What if the next time I open the closet there are bugs all over my soap?! (Dun dun dun)

So my question:
How likely is it/what has been your experience with sweet/food smelling soaps being stored in your home attracting pests? I have a pretty pathetic phobia of bugs -- ants especially -- and am sort of scaring myself into a panic. Cry And it's such a weirdly specific fear of bugs in the house; they're not particularly scary outdoors. I'm leaving on an extended backpacking trip for about a week (kind of funny to say considering the topic of this post), and am scared I'll come back to find a little bug colony all over my closet/apartment/AHHHH.

I sound like an idiot, but I'm so scaaared. Just thinking of a little cluster of them is giving me the willies. Please help me. T__T
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