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[09 Nov 2012|07:49pm]


Handmade Tote with button closure and front pocket ( 100% Cotton, Fits A4 ) 


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[21 Feb 2011|05:07pm]

I'm selling a lot of rubber stamps for good prices over at my journal, almost all brand-new.
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Supplies for sale [05 Mar 2010|07:55pm]

I just lost my job and I have a lot of gift-giving occasions coming up. I'm re-posting this in hopes of getting a little extra cash. :) All prices are negotiable, make an offer!

Crafty supplies, including lots of papercrafting stuff
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[04 Feb 2010|01:24am]

I have an idea for a project involving printed-upon paper pasted onto Fimo clay. The problems are manifold:

I'm not sure if I should try to press pieces of paper into the clay and then bake it. I could try myself, but I'm leery of starting a small fire in my toaster oven if the paper bursts into flame. Has anyone else tried something like this? Will the paper adhere to the clay? Will it turn too brown?

The other issue: I want to have words on the paper. I'm not sure if I want to use computer-printed paper, partially for fear that it won't look good, partially because I don't have access to a computer printer and have to pay out the nose at the local library. I'm considering getting a typewriter, taking it apart, and using the imprints of the letters on the striking keys to dab ink directly onto the clay. Has anyone else tried something like this? Is there a good way to print small typewriter font letters directly onto clay besides that? (I'm not entirely sure that I can find stencils for this.)
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Rice paper? [10 Jan 2010|02:01pm]

I'm working on a project that uses foam board as a base. (It's a "shrine" from this book if that helps give you an idea.) The instruction book I'm using tells me to wrap the foam board in rice paper before painting.

I can't find rice paper at either Joann's or Michael's. There's an art supply store about 30 minutes away, but I wouldn't be able to make it there until Wednesday at least. I'm trying to decide if the rice paper is crucial (worth the waiting and the long trip), or if I can skip it altogether. The book doesn't tell me why I need it or what the purpose is, except for the line "It takes paint beautifully." If the only reason for buying it is to make painting a bit easier, I'll skip it. The only other thing I can think of is to "finish" the edges so the foam doesn't show. Could I perhaps try to use tissue paper instead?

Obviously my project is sort of specific, but if anyone can give me some insight on the benefits of rice paper or help me decide if I should get it or move on without it, I would really appreciate it.
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Wire-binding [09 Jan 2010|04:02am]

I'd like to make a sort of wire-bound scrapbook, similar to this, but I don't know how/where to get it bound that way. I know that Kinkos will coil-bind a book this way (the "Standard" photo), but it's not quite the same. Apparently you can purchase the machines that will do this, but obviously that's not something I'm going to do for one-time use. Is there somewhere I can get this done?
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Paper for Stationary [26 Oct 2009|11:00am]


I am new to the community and wanted to ask some advice about paper for stationary.  I am making custom designs, but I am having a hard time finding blank stationary-sized sheets to print on.  Does anyone know where I can order paper that is smaller than the standard us letter size (8 1/2 x 11 )?

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Attaching paper to a painted surface? [09 Sep 2009|01:50am]

I have a dresser that is painted on top with a shiny, peely kind of paint - oil-based or latex, I guess. The paint is all gross and peeling, so I'd like to cover it with some cute wrapping paper or something. What type of adhesive or technique would you use to attach the paper? Also, the dresser is built into the wall as part of my apartment, so ideally whatever I do would be somewhat easy to remove. But then again, the dresser came looking like crap so I doubt that messing it up a bit more would cause huge problems with my landlord.

Would Mod Podge be a good bet for this?
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Sorry for the spam! [27 Jul 2009|03:51pm]

I went through my huuuuge craft collection and I'm selling a ton of stuff, mostly all brand-new and unused! All prices are negotiable, and I don't mind combining stuff for lower prices!

Stamps, fabric, beads, and lots more!!

(This post is seriously picture-heavy. Like, 60+. Beware, dial-up!)
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Community art project [31 May 2009|06:54pm]

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(Crossposted, apologies if you see this more than once.)
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Giant origami swan [30 May 2009|01:52pm]

My bro was sending his old animation paper from college to be recycled so I thought I'd make use of it before it goes. This took sooo long to make the pieces and over an hour to assemble. The total pieces of paper used was around 1140 sheets of the animation paper.
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[02 Jan 2009|07:03pm]


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Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete) [20 Dec 2008|02:00am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"

Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]


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[19 Dec 2008|10:00pm]

When I was embossing something the other day, I came across a strange thing. I stamped with dark blue pigment ink, then covered with dark blue embossing powder and shook off the excess. When I heat it up with a heat gun, it ended up being blue with WHITE - it was sort of crackled. The paper I was embossing was not white. I have no idea why or how white got into the picture here. I tried it again thinking that maybe I was holding the heat gun too close or something, but it happened again. Has anyone ever come across this? How do I prevent it? I didn't try any of the other colors, I ended up just embossing with white to avoid it. :/
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MFA Thesis of Bookmaker [30 Nov 2008|12:39pm]

[ mood | exhausted ]

I can't how fast my MFA has gone! I am going to have an MFA thesis show and graduate next week. I'm freaked out and excited at the same time. I'll post a link to my flickr account with pictures of the show later this week. For now you get the card. My show opens on Friday Dec. 5th from 5-7 at the New Mexico State University Gallery of Art. My orals are on the 4th so I will be more crazy until then. Fun. If anyone is in the Las Cruces New Mexico area please stop by.

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