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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / a sketchbook for my boyfriend on: July 27, 2005 05:15:21 PM

Seeing all the cool bookbinding around here, I decided I must try! So, I just finished my first journal Smiley actually, more of a sketchbook made for my boyfriend (i do hope he'll find use for it.. mostly he prefers to draw in he's torn-out notebook..). It's still empty, I'll add some kitschy-bla later  Tongue haha.
I'm thinking of adding some sort of cover/bag for carrying-protection, since he's a solider, and a very messy one.. just haven't thought through this idea enough. If you have any suggestions I'd be thrilled to hear..

Here are a bit too many pics of it ( I'm pretty exited! my first book turned out nice Grin) :

First journal and all, I've have pretty big trouble with the glues I tried... On one hand they kept dripping through the paper cover, despite me putting on a really heavy cover paper a really thin layer of glue  (I tried Elmer's glue, and some weird varnish-glue, which i laid off pretty fast), and on the other hand they didn't get a good grip of the paper... What kind of better-than-Elmer's-glue do you use for this purpose?
Plus, I learned that if I buy heavy handmade paper for a cover, I'll regret it later when trying to get it to glue on my cardboard/fold easily when i want it to... but it did turn out nice in the end.
I used the coptic stitch tutorial at http://personal.mem.bellsouth.net/d/r/drv1913/0204.html, but didn't glue the inner pages to the cover since i liked the brown paper I put there, plus, my glues suck.

 Roll Eyes I love making little useless thing to send him in the mail (though I'll probably see him much before i get to finish making him a package  Grin)

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Daisy Shooter Necklace on: July 21, 2005 05:43:18 PM
Prachim BaKan'e.... There's a song in Hebrew about the last battle which has the phrase flowers in the (gun-)barrel..

I love the necklace
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: pictures from my finale-project in art on: June 18, 2005 02:41:28 PM
hi dariasgreen!
thanks alot Smiley
yes, this is my bagrut work, from last year. i finished high school a year ago and am now in shnat-sherut. i'll go off to the army in about 3 months...  I went to wizo nahalal school in emek izrael, if you know where that is..
I agree, it is fun finding israelies on craftster Smiley
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: pictures from my finale-project in art on: March 26, 2005 09:45:11 AM
Thank you for all the flattering comments, I myself am amazed at the fact I once made them. Almost a year past since I started working on them, I'm in such a diffrent place now in my life, and I just wish I had a bit more time and willpower to start drawing again.

Titania: I actually used oil paints "watered down" with turpentine and linen oil on canaves, with a bit beads and other things occasionlly used.

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty heart scarf - to tassel or not to tassel? on: October 30, 2004 11:45:42 AM
i think you should tassel, it adds the right finish- not overdone, but done.
16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: pictures from my finale-project in art on: August 20, 2004 07:38:29 AM
Circe, i'm sorry you didn't understand the meaning of 'erspoetic', it's a term i tried to translate from my native tongue, and most likely mistranslated.. i didn't mean to provide a "cursory freeze-dried explanation" for the term, just thought people will understand better what i was talking about, since it does come from latin, and i assumed i got the translation a bit wrong but not as unrelated, as i now understand it was from your reply ..  Embarrassed

i could try to expand the explanation if you are interested, it really isn't such a detached-from-earth type of word and my purpose in posting here isn't to upset anyone or make them feel bad that they not supposedly insiders. i am just a ****ing newly high school graduate that is not related what so ever to any artsy-shmartsy "insiders" and barley knows something about this world, but yet i truly don't appreciate your contempt to my post- "Is this one of those chi-chi artsy words that only supposed "insiders" know?" or your approach to other people's work, even if you don't like it.
17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: How do I get the glue off of tin cans? on: July 27, 2004 06:41:58 AM
another idea is try to get it off with benzine (petrol), we use it to get the goo that sometimes stays on the skin after a band-aid is taken off, or get other goos left from stickers, lables and such. it should work ok with the tins, but check on a little spot if you want to use it on plastic, it might melt it.
other chemicals you can try if that doesn't work are acetone (nail polish remover) and turpentine (used for thinning oil based colors).

PLEASE be sure to wait long anough for all these to well evaporate before inserting any tea lights in the cans since all these liquids are highly flamable.

good luck.  Smiley
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: mr. men intarsia project on: July 20, 2004 05:44:24 PM
Smiley haha, you just gotta love all those mr.s!
intarsia looks like a hell of a project.. it's really detailed, how come you didn't mess up? 
anyway, you've done a really great job, good luck with your needle Smiley
19  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Just an idea. on: July 11, 2004 05:40:22 AM
i love this idea, and maybe i'll get mom some occupation on the net, she just loves gardening.
20  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] what about a stencil child board? on: July 11, 2004 05:38:58 AM
hi there Leah, here's one:
there are so many stencil posts in the clothing area, i'm thinking maybe there should be a Child Board made especially for it..?
this way or the other, just wanted to add a huge thanks for making these boards, for being such a great admin and for putting such hard work in making these boards better everytime. i never knew a forum could be so great Smiley
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