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#151 Posted : Saturday, July 06, 2013 8:37:35 PM(UTC)
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As far as my tip, I purchase basic colors in acrylic paint and mix my own custom color, unless I know I will need a lot of a certain color, then I buy a whole bottle of that. If you have the primary colors, black, brown and white, you should be able to create any color you want.
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#152 Posted : Saturday, July 06, 2013 9:16:08 PM(UTC)
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Kelley, inspiration has struck and you're in trouble now!
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#153 Posted : Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:37:41 PM(UTC)
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Kelley, inspiration has struck and you're in trouble now!


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#154 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 6:11:13 PM(UTC)
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Almost done with my altered item. And domino is painted wait for something I ordered to get here
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#155 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 5:34:04 AM(UTC)
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JCI... still waiting on the perfect item to alter. I'm usually so much better at this Sad


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#156 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 5:52:20 AM(UTC)
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My first attempt at my recycled item FAILED!!!!!It is now in the trash!!!

So now one to plan B. Not sure how I will make out with this either.


Domino book is done but this humidity is tough on glues!!!
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#157 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 12:30:01 PM(UTC)
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Waves to Lori and Kim.

I added to the OP. The mail date is Aug 3rd. You can have a little longer if needed. But please make sure it is to your partner by the 15th. I am going to be taking a break for the holidays and starting a little early, so I want to have all my swaps closed up by then. Thanks, Kel
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#158 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 1:35:15 PM(UTC)
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Just checking in. Working on parts to my "vision" I hope it turns out as I am imagining, as this is my first real project like this but it has gotten me back into my craft room!!
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#159 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 2:52:38 PM(UTC)
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Checking in; PMd my partner with a detail question, then I'll be starting. I have a couple objects in mind but want to make sure on size. **waving to Ksqueenb**

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#160 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 6:05:25 PM(UTC)
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My first attempt at my recycled item FAILED!!!!!It is now in the trash!!!

So now one to plan B. Not sure how I will make out with this either.


It's so good to know that even the pros have problems sometimes. I'm ok with the Domino book but I am struggling with my altered item. I may change my mind as to what I am doing.

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#161 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 6:20:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ksqueenb Go to Quoted Post
It's so good to know that even the pros have problems sometimes. I'm ok with the Domino book but I am struggling with my altered item. I may change my mind as to what I am doing.



Yeah - I know you only have to change your mind to what you are doing becuase you have decided to keep the original item you work going to alter. Wink Razz LOL LOL
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#162 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 7:00:05 PM(UTC)
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JCI...

Waves to my partners... Kazalah and Crafty San San. I have not started yet, couple other things I need to finish up first, but hoping to get started soon!!
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#163 Posted : Tuesday, July 09, 2013 8:08:18 AM(UTC)
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Waving hello to my partner Sansan!

I'm hoping to finish up this week.
I'm not sure if it's altered enough, might need a something-something? I sort of added things to it more then altered it, if that makes sense. Working on it.....

Have a good day!
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#164 Posted : Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:10:08 AM(UTC)
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Hi ladies!! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect item to alter. Trying to select an item has been difficult!! Crossing my fingers to have something in my hot little hands soon!
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Tip of the day: Missed one for yesterday so you get two today

Use Isopropyl Alcohol 99% (I think it has to be at least 80%) to clean all the built up gunk on your stencils quickly and easily.BigGrin

I read this once in an article and it doesn't always work but as a general rule it is a pretty good idea. To bring your projects up a level....before you add anything to a project try to do at least three things to it first.

Example let's say you are adding a die cut. Maybe emboss, ink the edges and pop dot.it to add dimension.

Let's say you are adding a piece of metal...you can alcohol ink and ink with a pad or paint for more dimension then you can attach something to it.

I think the overall message is a good one...the little details count. By just taking a little extra time and try to do at least one if not more things to each thing you add to a project, you will see a definite difference.


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#166 Posted : Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:15:06 AM(UTC)
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Checking in and waving to my partner! I will love whatever you send! I believe I have my item and will start on it this weekend! Can't wait to see what everyone makes.
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Tip of the day: Missed one for yesterday so you get two today

Use Isopropyl Alcohol 99% (I think it has to be at least 80%) to clean all the built up gunk on your stencils quickly and easily.BigGrin



What is the best for cleaning gunk off your scissors? Alcohol also?

I have used stamp cleaner to clean my Cricut spatula.





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Originally Posted by: KelleyRooks Go to Quoted Post
Tip of the day: Missed one for yesterday so you get two today

I think the overall message is a good one...the little details count. By just taking a little extra time and try to do at least one if not more things to each thing you add to a project, you will see a definite difference.



It may take more time but the end result is so worth it.

Try making a simple card with just a ribbon and a saying.

Then try that same card with a "crimpled" ribbon, a heat embossed saying on a dry embossed card front with inked edges on all.
It makes HUGE differenceBigGrin

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My first attempt at my recycled item FAILED!!!!!It is now in the trash!!!

So now one to plan B. Not sure how I will make out with this either.


Originally Posted by: ksqueenb Go to Quoted Post
It's so good to know that even the pros have problems sometimes. I'm ok with the Domino book but I am struggling with my altered item. I may change my mind as to what I am doing.



I am a long way from being a pro but thanksBigGrin BigGrin You are never too old to learn!

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What is the best for cleaning gunk off your scissors? Alcohol also?

I have used stamp cleaner to clean my Cricut spatula.


I have used goo gone to clean mine if really bad..

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What is the best for cleaning gunk off your scissors? Alcohol also?

I have used stamp cleaner to clean my Cricut spatula.







Originally Posted by: planlady19 Go to Quoted Post
I have used goo gone to clean mine if really bad..

Terri


Thanks!!!! We have some at work.
I think that is what I use with my blending stumps and my Prisma pencils.
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Here is another tip of the day....(KS and Jean thought of you)....is don't necessarily throw out items that aren't turning out the way you want them to. It is really hard to see the end with mixed media type of projects...we are usually used to getting instant gratification on how a project is looking. With some mixed media it is more like spring cleaning - it looks worse before it looks better. I have gotten the habit of making myself see it through to the end so that usually I end of liking it when it is all done. It is sometimes so worth the wait. If I really can't get past that point I put it in a basket that I have nicknamed the unloved basket. It has things I just have hated. Most of the time you can rescue anything for use in mixed media...just add some gesso and keep going...just more texture.

For the fun of it I pulled two items out of the unloved bucket to make one piece. I am making my self work on it each day for 20 minutes or less. starting tolike it. it takes a while sometimes. BigGrin
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The unloved basket will be getting a friend today.
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#174 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:43:50 AM(UTC)
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JCI- Loving all the tips!!!

I haven't started either of my projects yet, but I have the next few days off work so I plan to get started.
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Originally Posted by: KelleyRooks Go to Quoted Post
Here is another tip of the day....(KS and Jean thought of you)....is don't necessarily throw out items that aren't turning out the way you want them to. It is really hard to see the end with mixed media type of projects...we are usually used to getting instant gratification on how a project is looking. With some mixed media it is more like spring cleaning - it looks worse before it looks better. I have gotten the habit of making myself see it through to the end so that usually I end of liking it when it is all done. It is sometimes so worth the wait. If I really can't get past that point I put it in a basket that I have nicknamed the unloved basket. It has things I just have hated. Most of the time you can rescue anything for use in mixed media...just add some gesso and keep going...just more texture.

For the fun of it I pulled two items out of the unloved bucket to make one piece. I am making my self work on it each day for 20 minutes or less. starting tolike it. it takes a while sometimes. BigGrin


Originally Posted by: lauraa Go to Quoted Post
The unloved basket will be getting a friend today.


For this project, my "unloved basket" was called a TRASH CANLOL LOL
In reality, I probably should have kept it because I did spend lots of time making all the pieces that went to. I didn't like how the end result came out though and I don't think what it was supposed to be came across very well when it was finished.
I should have sent it to you Kelley!!!! I bet you could have turned it aroundBigGrin BigGrin
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Originally Posted by: JeanP Go to Quoted Post
For this project, my "unloved basket" was called a TRASH CANLOL LOL
In reality, I probably should have kept it because I did spend lots of time making all the pieces that went to. I didn't like how the end result came out though and I don't think what it was supposed to be came across very well when it was finished.
I should have sent it to you Kelley!!!! I bet you could have turned it aroundBigGrin BigGrin


We should do an unloved item challenge. Send someone your unloved item and they have to fix it. It would be kind of a neat change on things. Hmmmm.

Gesso is my new equalizer. I through a coat of gesso on top then keep working. Woot.
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Tip of the day.

UTEE - when heating utee up in a pot. If you have left over...just pour on to your non-stick craft sheet and cool then put the pieces in your bottle or baggie. You can reuse it all by remelting next time you use the pot.BigGrin You can tint it colors by just using different colors of embossing power added to the clear rather than having to buy the special inkers.
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JCI -- still on the hunt for my item to alter. I have two things in mind, but haven't committed yet.

I've yet to try to UTEE. Maybe I'll have to give it a shot.
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Have any of you been in the position of having all the pieces for a project done but then being too afraid to put them together for fear that it won't turn out like you envision? That's where I am. I have it all done, but don't want to mess up the final result by doing it wrong. I have been laying it out over and over to decide what looks best and just can't decide! Scared RollEyes
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JCI -- still on the hunt for my item to alter. I have two things in mind, but haven't committed yet.

I've yet to try to UTEE. Maybe I'll have to give it a shot.


UTEE is really versatile....these are just some of the things I have done with utee

Cracked glass technique - using heat gun and freezer
Glass Flower Technique - using melting pot and paper flowers (I used IAMRoses roses)
Shrink Plastic Technique- melting pot and shrink plastic
Molds - melting pot and molds
Tiles - melting pot, silicone tray with 1 inch squares, and odds and ends
In place of chunky embossing powder - heat gun


You can swirl colors to so when you pour them into your mold they get a swirled effect- super easy....I have mixed in one color to the clear and completely melted and blended then add second color and slightly mix in until melted but not completely blended with the other color then pour into your mold they will go in marbled. BigGrin

You can colorize after with inks, rub-n-buff, viva décor inka gold, etc.
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