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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008 07:59:38 PM »

i would use the inside of the can

« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008 11:12:59 PM »

i will have to keep my eye out for that book, the town i live in has a great used book store. and maybe you could use the inside of a juice pouch? they are shiny and flexible and easy to cut. have fun with your book. i agree the feather mandalas are really cool.
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008 05:46:43 AM »

-Inside of the can..
-the inside of a juice pouch..
For that matter, some potato chip bags are shiny metallic on the inside (or you could use bits of mylar ribbon or wrapping paper)

My first inclination, though, because of the strength and convexity (if that's a word) of the aluminum can, is to just use paint remover, or even sand the paint off.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2008 06:18:50 AM »

 Cheesy I have this book! It has some great projects.

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008 01:39:37 PM »

I found a copy of this book at Trade Days for $2.    I like the tote bag made of the legs of old jeans and trims.   Smiley  Trade Days are coming again this weekend and I can't wait to find more craft books!  Congrats on the great find. 

Oh BTW disposable cake pans have a lot of nice flat shiny areas for mirrors. Wink

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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2008 02:16:35 PM »

Just FYI, that checkerboard effect is actually called "halftone"--printers, especially old ones, put down lots of rows of little dots. You can't see them at full size, but when you resize the scanned image, the dots get misaligned and you can see them.

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008 02:22:47 PM »

What a great find!  Thanks for all the pics.  I immediately looked it up and put it on hold at the library. 
I love the idea of recycling (up-cycling?) soda can pieces.  Don't know if you're a drinker, but you could have friends save you beer cans.  Sometimes they have big areas of just color.  Or you could use the same technique with pieces of colored cardstock or cardboard.  Maybe some with fancy textures would be cool....
Okay, I have to go to the library now!
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2008 03:07:38 PM »

What a cool book and even cooler that you post some of the projects!
I would love to see some "what were they thinking" pics.... sometimes they can lead to other good ideas
and at worst they're good for a laugh!

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2008 05:12:36 PM »

Thanks for the half-toning info, Calliel!

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2008 06:43:55 PM »

if you have a local asian grocery they've got some pretty wacky soda cans.  you might be able to get some cool colours from them if there are any big enough.
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