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Old 02-28-2008, 09:35 PM
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Hi everyone!
Today I learned something really neat that i wanted to share. It might not be new to some of you, but then again it might be!

Take a piece of plain white cardstock (I have a bunch of that inexpensive kind you get at staples), a piece of wax paper a bit larger than the cs. Crumple the wax paper up tightly, then smooth it out and lay it on top of the piece of cs, and place another piece of cs on top of that. (a wax paper sandwich!)
Put a piece of light chipboard or shirt cardboard underneath this "sandwich" to protect your ironing surface. Iron set on high, no steam, for a few seconds. Rub dye ink all over the waxed cs with a cosmetic sponge, and there will be a nice batik type pattern!

I tried this tonight, and I love the look of it!

I hope that you'll like this little technique! I think it will make interesting ATC backgrounds, on cards, or punched/cut for embellishments.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for the technique! For those that have been stamping for a while, a technique can be new again sometimes. There are so many different options and materials out there that it's easy to forget some of the ones we've tried before, even the cool ones that we liked .
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:14 PM
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I think I'm going to try this tomorrow. It sounds like a great way to get my background colors just right.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:41 PM
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I think I may try this tomorrow. I just found my little craft iron today.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:11 PM
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Hey Susi, when I taught you this technique I'm not sure if I told you...but you can also fold or roll the wax paper for variations in the design.

I like to carefully wrap the wax paper around a pencil...then you get all these lines radiating from the center point. Lots of fun.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:27 AM
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thanks Theresa for adding to that technique. I haven't made anymore since the first time, but will need to!
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:37 AM
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Oh my gosh, I made over 100 atc's with them in different colors. Just the backgrounds...haven't made anything else with them 'cept my Dog Bite atc's.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:37 AM
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I have to try this. Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:16 AM
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It's a fun technique and very easy. One of the neat things about it is you can crumple the wax a little bit or a lot, depending on how many lines you want in your background. Or you can fold it making vertical or horizontal stripes, wrap it around things...lots of things you can do.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:12 PM
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thanks Theresa for adding to that technique. I haven't made anymore since the first time, but will need to!
There you are Susi!!! Where've you been, girlfriend?
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