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Saturday, April 18, 2015

FYI - piping molding paste...

I tried to put a modeling paste design onto a curved surface with a flat stencil, and it just did not work.  Next time, I may have to hand cut a stencil and use a low tack adhesive, but I wanted quicker results.  So I thought, what would happen if I tried to pipe it?  So I took a small palette knife full of modeling paste in a zip bag, to work as a disposable piping bag.  I am trying out Tri Art brand.  It was suggested as an economical option, but providing better results than the store brand.  The sample board they provided seemed decent.

Regardless, I put it in the zippy bag and snipped a teeny teeny bit of the corner off, the squeezed the paste to the tip, releasing as much air as possible.

Next time, I may use a pin, as the paste did squeeze out, but more thickly than I expected.  But it did work!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

FYI - moulding paper flowers...

I wanted to make some moulded flowers lately.  But I did not want to get that flower crafting kit by Sizzix, so I wondered if I could do it with what I had on hand.  So I took some of my ball styluses and a thicker craft foam pad, and tried it out.   It works!  The craft foam has a bit of give to it, so you can take the ball stylus and press into the petals of a die cut card stock flower.

I used a circular/rolling motion in the center of the flower and on each petal to cup them, and I was pretty happy with the results.

I tried it with wet and dry card stock.  The wet gave some nice shaping, but it does make the paper more fragile, so you have to be careful with the pressure, or you will tear through the card stock.

Here are some of my cupped flowers drying after I spritzed them with a bit of Smooch.

MAN - I wish I figured this out when I made my Forget Me Not wreath!!!!  I hand curled each one of those petals!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pics of puppers...

Darn, these pictures did not turn out.  I had the cutest scene this morning.  Troy seems to like to lie under the curtains, and let them drape over his head like a hood... but unfortunately, when I got the camera out, Ginger was blocking me.

Maybe he is just trying to pet himself?

Then he knocked it off.  Dang it.