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#181 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:32:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MOgoggingirl Go to Quoted Post
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


That's when you need a buddy on the board to give an opinion sometimes it feels better to know you are on the right track. We always tend to second guess ourselves. I am sure it looks fab, but if you need an opinion ask someone you are comfortable with or you can always send to me to Kelley_rooks@yahoo.com.

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#182 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:13:22 PM(UTC)
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Domino's painted, waiting for them to dry so I can seal them and the being work. I FINALLY got hit with some inspiration!

Ideas are starting to trickle in for my altered item. The item I have has some parts that cannot be removed so I have been slightly stumped but I think I have an idea :)
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#183 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:47:48 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: AltinaRobinson Go to Quoted Post

Ideas are starting to trickle in for my altered item. The item I have has some parts that cannot be removed so I have been slightly stumped but I think I have an idea :)


Whenever I have an item with parts I can't remove my initial thoughts are a spray paint or sprays base, because your base can be a solid color. (Like Lindy's Flat Fabios which is color as opposed to just shimmer/glimmer)

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It is official, I have found an item to alter!! Whoop!!! BigGrin Now, to be totally honest, I have never altered anything before so I'm jumping into this project head first. Crying I do need some advice though, and instead of trying to google the answer I thought I'd come straight to you ladies since you guys seem to be the professionals!

My item is wood, and has a design on the front that I intend to cover up. I thought I would either paint it or spray paint it. I then plan to cover it up with scrapbooking paper. I thought I would paint the entire thing, just in case I opt to leave the sides exposed. I don't want the ugly wood color to show through. Before I do either of those, do I need to sand it down first? Do you have any suggestions on choosing the right paint/spray paint? Any tips/tricks you have for dealing with wooden items would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!
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#185 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:53:51 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scrappin'momma Go to Quoted Post
It is official, I have found an item to alter!! Whoop!!! BigGrin Now, to be totally honest, I have never altered anything before so I'm jumping into this project head first. Crying I do need some advice though, and instead of trying to google the answer I thought I'd come straight to you ladies since you guys seem to be the professionals!

My item is wood, and has a design on the front that I intend to cover up. I thought I would either paint it or spray paint it. I then plan to cover it up with scrapbooking paper. I thought I would paint the entire thing, just in case I opt to leave the sides exposed. I don't want the ugly wood color to show through. Before I do either of those, do I need to sand it down first? Do you have any suggestions on choosing the right paint/spray paint? Any tips/tricks you have for dealing with wooden items would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!




If I was going to cover it with paper, I don't think I would sand it first.

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#186 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:01:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: AltinaRobinson Go to Quoted Post


Ideas are starting to trickle in for my altered item. The item I have has some parts that cannot be removed so I have been slightly stumped but I think I have an idea :)




So excited to see what you are creating!!!


I have a couple of ideas in mind -- just haven't jumped on board to any ONE idea yet. :)
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#187 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:06:15 PM(UTC)
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I gessoed and base painted my item, and now for absolutely no reason at all, I think I've changed my mind!
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#188 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:54:14 PM(UTC)
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That's when you need a buddy on the board to give an opinion sometimes it feels better to know you are on the right track. We always tend to second guess ourselves. I am sure it looks fab, but if you need an opinion ask someone you are comfortable with or you can always send to me to Kelley_rooks@yahoo.com.

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K


but if it is pink watch out she will lure you to the dark side..LOL LOL

i am at dttyler@hotmail.com also.. I have done this a lot.

terri

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but if it is pink watch out she will lure you to the dark side..LOL LOL

i am at dttyler@hotmail.com also.. I have done this a lot.

terri



I just finished a cute pink frame for a baby so I guess I'd best not ask for Kelley's opinionLOL LOL

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#190 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:40:48 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scrappin'momma Go to Quoted Post
It is official, I have found an item to alter!! Whoop!!! BigGrin Now, to be totally honest, I have never altered anything before so I'm jumping into this project head first. Crying I do need some advice though, and instead of trying to google the answer I thought I'd come straight to you ladies since you guys seem to be the professionals!

My item is wood, and has a design on the front that I intend to cover up. I thought I would either paint it or spray paint it. I then plan to cover it up with scrapbooking paper. I thought I would paint the entire thing, just in case I opt to leave the sides exposed. I don't want the ugly wood color to show through. Before I do either of those, do I need to sand it down first? Do you have any suggestions on choosing the right paint/spray paint? Any tips/tricks you have for dealing with wooden items would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!


There is always more than one way to go about things. Spray paint is my friend. When buying spray paint, more than brand, I look for type. General spray paint will work on wood. When I buy thing from the thrift store that are coated mdf I use a spray that will adhere to plastic.

You probably will need two coats at least depending on the images that are on it. If you are concerned with the image showing through you can coat with gesso first. You don't really need to sand unless you have some rough edges.

Please feel free to post any questions you have. I hope that helps.


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Tip of the day: Ephemera

In mixed media you can use all kinds of ephemera (found items). Junk drawers are full of hidden treasures. Thnk about savingsome thins that you would normally through out. Receipts, ticket stubs, paper clips, twist ties, bread bag tags, those little snips of left over ribbon you would normally toss, little metal left over pieces, screws, old keys, flyers, etc. I found some really cool metal drapery hangers for a penny!


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#192 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:17:09 PM(UTC)
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I am ready to start my book... I am a little intimidated by it's small size, though!

Really OT: COB, I think that warning in your avatar is hilarious for more reasons than one. A friend of my husband came to Jersey to visit. He brought along his twin brother. We don't live too far from the city and went out for night on the town in the city. Well, let's just say, they got pretty happy and are probably one of the reasons that warning exists. Thankfully there was no nudity! LOL LOL LOL
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#193 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 10:48:23 AM(UTC)
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Tip of the day: Splatter bleach, doodle with a paintbrush with it, etc. on cardstock, paper, etc. to get a cool effect. It takes the color away in those spots.
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Jeanene I mailed your altered item today. Label # 9505 5103 5008 3193 5295 88 I hope you enjoy your item. I had a great time doing it.BigGrin Laugh Cool

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#195 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2013 5:55:58 AM(UTC)
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Checking in to say.... I set my altered item on fire yesterday LOL I learned a useful tip from it though... to control your fire dampen what you're setting on fire first Blushing



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Originally Posted by: KelleyRooks Go to Quoted Post
Tip of the day: Ephemera

In mixed media you can use all kinds of ephemera (found items). Junk drawers are full of hidden treasures. Thnk about savingsome thins that you would normally through out. Receipts, ticket stubs, paper clips, twist ties, bread bag tags, those little snips of left over ribbon you would normally toss, little metal left over pieces, screws, old keys, flyers, etc. I found some really cool metal drapery hangers for a penny!




I'm going to the ephemera themed antique/flea market today. I can't wait to see what they have to inspire me. Admittedly I have other motives for going. I have a book of victorian trading cards and some old maps I need to see if I can use them or if I should sell them if worth anything. Crossing fingers. Last year they had a booth of pages from old books. Mostly postcards though. Everything is way overpriced, but fun to look at.
Have a good day!
LAura

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I've been tasked with the Tip of the Day today so here goes...

CLIMB OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

Peruse Pinterest, Google Images, galleries (like on Split Coast Stampers), go to friends' blogs and follow the links for blogs that they like, go to designer's blogs.

If there's a product you like go to its website and see if they have a blog or a design team because DT members are required to make projects using the products they design for.

When you go to a new blog don't be afraid to dig around in the archives. A lot of the time you'll find projects they did when they were at their earlier stages of crafting, like you may be now, so you'll find them quite doable for you.

Look for free classes/workshops on the internet. Most you can do when it's convenient for you. Many artists/designers have Ustream channels now with tons of tutorials and it's free to sign up. When looking for tutorials on YouTube look for ones that have had views in the tens of thousands, chances are it was a good one!

Sometimes I land on sites that I could/would NEVER do what they do but might find one tip that really helps me...

Don't limit yourself to "craft" blogs, you never know how much insight you'll find a theme sites (ie; Halloween.com is loaded with technique, assemblage and crafting ideas because these folks make elaborate Halloween displays for work or hobby!!)

Don't forget just like learning to walk, you'll fall down sometimes but everybody does, it's not the end of the project..



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I have the altered Domino done and am working on the altered item. I have it all planned, cut out and roughly set up....I am so proud of myself and ahead of the game, it is scary.

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JCI!!!!!
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BigGrin I'm just waiting for Jeanene to let me know she received her pretty.Love Love
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Checking in to say.... I set my altered item on fire yesterday LOL I learned a useful tip from it though... to control your fire dampen what you're setting on fire first Blushing



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Here's what you can make with two old hat boxes..... (I made this for my niece's wedding to hold the favors)

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Here's what you can make with two old hat boxes..... (I made this for my niece's wedding to hold the favors)



Lovely!!!!

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JCI. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Debbie

Kelley love the Hat Boxes.

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Here's what you can make with two old hat boxes..... (I made this for my niece's wedding to hold the favors)



That is so beautiful and elegant!!
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I am ready to work on my domino book and have parts of it ready to go.

The altered item is really stumping me on this one. I think I will just have to start on it and if it works great and if not Plan B.Unsure
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FYI

I am finding with all this heat, that some of the items I have completed seem a tiny bit tacky. Nothing major and nothing is falling off!!!! I even have AC in my craftroom.

I would suggest putting whatever altered items you made in a plastic bag and then tissue wrap them. I fear with the heat, the tissue paper might stick.

My plan is to mail these next Monday.

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Donna, I came home late last night and found my package from you! I love it and you do not know how much it touched my heart! He was born on 7-10-13 @ 7:57 pm weighing 7 lbs and 7 oz. and is beautiful. On 7-11 he had a breathing incident and wound up in the NICU for 3 days and scared us so much! He is home now and doing well.

I will post a picture of my beautiful frame when I get home from work today. I am sure the pictures will not do it justice but it is simply beautiful and matches his room perfectly! Donna made me a personalized frame with the babies name and a farm theme on it.

I am sorry if this is rambling but I am trying to get my thoughts out.

Thank you so much Donna! I really appreciate your hard work and you getting me this so quickly.

Jeanene
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Great check ins everyone. Sunflower Skye has been checking in with me by phone.

Crafty San San and Candy please check in.

Thanks, k

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