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Sunday, April 19, 2009
It was awesome to see, am so glad we stayed for it.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Corner Bookmarks -
Have been making these to use up scraps and junk mail. Fun to make and useful ;-)
Cut the corners off a junk mail envelope...dimensions 2"x2" is good.
Leave 2 sides open to slide over corner of book page.
Then take scrap cardstock, cut and glue to both sides of envy corner to stiffen.
Next collage, draw, stamp, punch whatever you want to create art on them.
I used the gold edge from recycled Christmas cards, cut and scored to trim a couple.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html