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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2015, 12:59:04 PM »
...I had trouble with this technique.....I always have a way of turning the easiest techniques into hard... :-\ ::)  But I finally got a result I liked....

WTG, Melissa! And LOL on "turning easy into hard". With rare exceptions, everything we crafters do--no matter how 'simple'--involves learning what works for us. From the choice of materials & tools to actually using them in a workable way, we have to spend time, effort & be willing to keep at it (a really hard thing sometimes).  And (as you point out) 'we' have to like the results regardless of how many others like what we've done. Alas. Such is the life of any artist... ;)
Daniel

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2015, 03:32:02 PM »
Thanks Daniel...I sometimes take it for granted that a technique not often "AS IS"---meaning the technique as I saw it online/video, or read in a magazine is not so simple to come to that result....forgetting, also, that I am sure the person in the video or article also had trial and error and they need to be able to present it "working" for them so we can all see the result successfully. 

~~Melissa :)

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2015, 04:41:09 PM »
Melissa, I didn't realize that you were taking the paper on top of the acrylic block.  I definitely recommed doing it like the video, where she pushed the block down on the paper.  Much easier!
~~Heidi~~

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2015, 10:29:37 PM »
Yes it is easier to push the block down......I guess I was thinking I could treat it like  printing  (I've seen some carved stamp sites that press the paper to the stamp while the stamp stays on the table ) but those instances use thick paint or ink not waterery media.
~~Melissa :)

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2015, 10:55:17 AM »
Lovepug2 did you get the ATC I sent you?  It should have been there last week.......I hope it didn't get lost in the mail....
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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2015, 12:53:43 PM »
Sadie, I haven't got it yet but our mail hasn't run at all this week due to the ice storm so I'm sure it's waiting for me. I think the mail may run today so I will let you know!

Melissa , it's definitely a trial and error technique! I have found that watercolor paper tends to hold up the best. I tried doing this with some deeper colors recently and it ended up a muddy mess.
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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2015, 09:39:52 PM »
Sadie our mail finally ran today but no atc. I'm sure they're behind. Hopefully it will come this weekend  O0
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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2015, 08:34:15 AM »
Daniel, are you getting mail in the frozen north?  By any chance did my ATC arrive?  I mailed it on the 11th!
Cindi

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« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2015, 03:10:08 PM »
Sadie, I got your ATC today! It's so pretty, I love all of the details. The card was really cute too. Thank you for swapping with me!
LeighAnn

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2015, 08:37:08 PM »
Here is the ATC I made for February's ATC swap and sent to Lovepug2.  I am glad you liked it Lovepug2.

Link to ATC in the Gallery
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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2015, 03:47:47 PM »
God bless my patient pal Cindi (Iring)! She sent me an ATC & I neglected to let her know I received it. I am a slug! Lower than Whale poop on the ocean's floor. I abase myself before y'all for neglecting my responsibility as a member of the swap.

I plan to do my penance while watching the Oscars show & Downton tonite.

Sorry, Cindi! :smitten:
Daniel

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2015, 10:07:00 PM »
Awww fuhgeddaboudit.  You did make me sweat it a little, wondering oh where oh where could my ATC be ... 
but it's all good now.  Phew!

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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2015, 09:01:04 AM »
I am glad the ATC made it in the mail.  I love it!

Great projects this month!  Are we going to do it again next month?
~~Heidi~~

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« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2015, 12:11:57 PM »
I hope so  :smitten:
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Re: ATC Swap for February! Parterns posted in opening post
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2015, 02:14:13 PM »
I'm loving all of the results so far! This months been colorful!!!

There will be a swap for next month, I will be posting sign ups later this week O0
LeighAnn