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« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2018 09:14:38 AM »

You just made me suck my breath in and then go:  "Ohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! 

I used to read that book to my preschooler classes every year, all the time!  It's an amazing book, isn't it??!!
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« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2018 02:16:38 PM »

Aye, that book is pretty amazing, and there are like 3-4 other books of the artist's creations available too!



NEVER put your ATCs between two copies of Entertainment Weekly, sandwiched between dozens of heavy hardcover books, to dry.  My cards stuck to the magazine and the colors from the Maybelline ad transferred to the front of my cards when I peeled them off (i.e., the white marks on the woman's chin and eye).  Fortunately, I was able to color/paint over those marks and salvage my three ATCs.  Then, because I studiously ignore all lessons that life tries to teach me, I dried the re-sealed cards again, this time between two lined sheets of notebook paper, and, you guessed it, the red/blue lines transferred onto my cards too and I had to fix them again.  In the past, I've always put blank white paper (to absorb moisture from the drying glue) around my cards before placing them between the books, and never had any problems, so, were I a wise person, I would have just continued to do that and saved myself a lot of work and grief, but, I am not a wise man.
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« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2018 02:20:27 PM »

I used to have a great stash of ready^cut cards. No more.
I do, once in awhile, need to make an ATC just for sanity sake so I check the current board and make one for someone , then hope I claim them before the month is up
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« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2018 02:45:54 PM »

I have a stash of extra cards.

I press my cards with white paper towel. It scratches off pretty easily if you get some stuck. That is not an artistically correct thing to do.
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« Reply #114 on: July 18, 2018 02:48:39 PM »

I've never tried white paper towels, but that does sound like a great idea; probably a heck of a lot more absorbent than regular paper too!
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« Reply #115 on: July 18, 2018 03:02:11 PM »

I've learned this lesson the hard way more than once too.  Now I used waxed paper to cover my work before I lay something on it to flatten it.


NEVER put your ATCs between two copies of Entertainment Weekly, sandwiched between dozens of heavy hardcover books, to dry.  My cards stuck to the magazine and the colors from the Maybelline ad transferred to the front of my cards when I peeled them off (i.e., the white marks on the woman's chin and eye).  Fortunately, I was able to color/paint over those marks and salvage my three ATCs.  Then, because I studiously ignore all lessons that life tries to teach me, I dried the re-sealed cards again, this time between two lined sheets of notebook paper, and, you guessed it, the red/blue lines transferred onto my cards too and I had to fix them again.  In the past, I've always put blank white paper (to absorb moisture from the drying glue) around my cards before placing them between the books, and never had any problems, so, were I a wise person, I would have just continued to do that and saved myself a lot of work and grief, but, I am not a wise man.
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« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2018 03:15:52 PM »

 I did consider wax paper, but, we were all out.  The only thing about that is wax repels moisture, so the cards would probably dry slower than on something that absorbs it.  I decided against aluminum foil or plastic for the same reason; they won't stick to the cards but they're also moisture-proof.
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« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2018 05:58:20 PM »

I use parchment paper. I'm always afraid they will get stuck on something and be forever ruined.
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« Reply #118 on: July 19, 2018 07:38:34 AM »

All of my art that needs flattening gets sandwiched between The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History and The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, two hefty tomes, and have been lucky that nothing has stuck to them. They do have plastic covers over their dust jackets, so that's probably why.

Jumping in this month; I'm itching to make tiny art!
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« Reply #119 on: August 07, 2018 04:44:36 PM »

Filling out the questionnaire for August......not sure if I've posted in the thread this year......sooooo...here I am to meet the swap requirements Smiley
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