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121  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini Moleskinesque Notebook on: March 22, 2007 10:55:34 PM
Thank you! Smiley
I was feeling kind of silly after I posted it because I realized it wasn't really great enough to share, but thank you for your comment!
122  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: crayola cutter- a stenciler's dream?? on: March 16, 2007 02:09:34 PM
I was really excited when I saw it and so bought it, but I do not recommend it. It doesn't work very well. They give you some things to cut out and that paper is kind of thick, but not like card stock thick. I use freezer paper when I stencil and it doesn't work very well for that because you have to be able to "punch" out whatever you perforated and freezer paper is too thin and, well, papery.

Anyway, if you use thicker paper, it'll probably be easier, but I still had problems with card stock tearing as I tried to punch it out, but I'm always muddling things up! So, in my opinion, it's not really worth it for stenciling, but I guess it might be different for everyone?

Oh, and about the point of the pen: it stays inside the pen until you press the button to make it move in and out really quickly. It doesn't stick outside the pen.
123  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mini Moleskinesque Notebook on: March 16, 2007 01:53:42 PM
After lurking around Craftster for nearly two years (I believe), this is my very first post! Smiley I wasn't sure if I should post it here or in reconstructed, so I'm sorry if I put it in the wrong place.

I was helping my mom paint her kitchen and we were out buying paint when I saw a display for these "paint" chips (I don't know what they're called, it's just the free squares of color you can take to see if you'd like it in your house), but these ones were textured. I had been wanting to make my own "moleskin" notebook so that I could jot down notes about the photographs I took for my photography class, but instead decided to use these because it's small enough to fit easily into my back pocket.

The texture isn't really "leathery", but the brand is called "Suede Impressions". It has a nice feeling to it.

It's kind of messed up, but it was my first try! I grabbed two more chips (a prettier, darker brown color) to make a second one, which I'm hoping will turn out better! I figured I'd use the uglier ones for my first crappy attempt.

An elastic glued to the inside of the back to keep the notebook closed (I created a crease near the top so that I could open it wide enough to write in). The color is darker than it looks right here. I saw some tutorials on how to sew paper together for notebooks, but I didn't want to follow one the other night, so I improvised and it's not very pretty. Now I keep thinking that it would have looked better to just have glued the top of the front and back cover to the paper. I'll have to try that with the next one.

What's a "moleskin" notebook without a folder in the back?

It's not very thick.

That's the texture of the chips.

I hope it's not too awful! (Sorry I wrote so much! I can never show something without writing a lot about it!)
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