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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Gelli Print Journals SU July30-Aug7; SO August 31 on: August 18, 2018 09:47:03 AM
Someone had given me 3-4 colors and I really liked them.  so then I found a good deal on amazon for a 12 pack.  I didn't realize at the time I wouldn't be able to use them fast enough.  It's nice to have lots of colors available but sucks that some of them are thickening.
Wonder if it would work to thin them out.  I might try on one container.

I also have been using Dylusion paints.  They are pricey but I wasn't using them fast enough and they also were thickening up. 

I have been using these as well for the same reason. I feel like those paints -- while gorgeous when they are good -- go "bad" sort of quickly. But I love the colors!

I think you can just add water to re-hydrate them. I think I saw this on YT....or here:

https://acolorfuljourney.com/why-i-love-the-dylusions-paints-get-thicker/

2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Gelli Print Journals SU July30-Aug7; SO August 31 on: August 18, 2018 09:41:13 AM
It's hard to decide when to stop! I had another session last night and some pages have 3 or 4 layers.

And then I saw this - baby powder resist for a grungy look....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crEvjMuH_Gk
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fall 6x6 Art Swap on: August 16, 2018 09:36:16 AM
Yay!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Paper and Mixed Media Craft-Along on: August 14, 2018 09:21:48 PM
I didn't think to use an iron - that's a great tip!

Here's something fun to do if you want something fun to do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9TRJf2AWSI

I did complete the ICAD challenge this year - after 4 or 5 years of starting and not finishing. I do have a rolodex and cards so maybe I'll do another 61 days from September 1 to October 31.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Paper and Mixed Media Craft-Along on: August 12, 2018 10:55:39 PM
When I first learned about hot glue stencils (on YouTube), the artist flattened the hot glue with her non-stick craft sheet. That makes them easier to use and print. You could also use freezer paper if you have that. Fold a sheet in half with the shiny side inside. Open the sheet and glue on one side, Then press the other half to flatten.


Another way is to put the glue directly onto cardboard and then flip them upside down onto non-stick craft sheet to flatten them.
I prefer the first method - they are easier to store.

But I also love using file folders and plastic report covers - I get them at the creative reuse store or a thrift store. I just cut random shapes or rip strips to use with my gel plate.

I like your shapes - they are very fancy and decorative!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Mini Prayer Flags on: August 10, 2018 10:25:31 AM
Are you ready for this swap now? Or is it too busy with back-to-school time?
My school ends today (YAY!! HAPPY DANCE!!!) and then I have 3 days of clean up next week and two weeks off before I start all over again, my 24th year here, yikes!

I can start sign-ups now with a send out date of September 30th?

Let me know.
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Gelli Print Journals SU July30-Aug7; SO August 31 on: August 10, 2018 09:53:24 AM
I use all kinds but lately I've been liking the student grade acrylics.
I bought some (will tell you the name when I get home) at Artists and Craftsman Supply.
It's smooth and creamy and the tubes were $1.49 each. They leave a semi-gloss, very faint, finish on some of the papers.

I like the DecoArt Americana craft paints because there are SO MANY COLORS but I guess I'll just have to take more risks and mix my own colors with the student paints.

I do like Dylusions but I agree - since I don't or can't paint everyday, they evaporate. Ugh!

The DecoArt Media paints are similar to any hi-flow or fluid acrylics from Golden and might be less expensive. I just have a few colors - they seem to be more translucent.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: PAPER De-STASH SWAP - JULY 2018 on: August 09, 2018 10:38:07 AM
Yay! What a fun swap. I have already started using some of my goodies in two junk journals I am making.
Thanks everyone for playing and maybe we'll do this again in the new year?

Or maybe have a junk journal swap sooner?

I will finish up feedback today.
Thanks again!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: PAPER De-STASH SWAP - JULY 2018 on: August 08, 2018 11:37:04 PM
I wish I'd known you collect chopstick wrappers too, Susan - I would have sent you more! The letter is in Hungarian, by the way.

Wulf

Next time on the chopstick wrappers. And thanks!
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 124 ENTRIES / Re: Peter Max Rock on: August 08, 2018 12:01:51 PM
Oooh, love the Peter Max rock!
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