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    Here's another- (I'm thinking of all these things AFTER I finished my cards, of course!) Heat gun to melt holes in craft felt. Because it's synthetic fiber, you're basically just melting a hole through plastic.

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    I have dug into the depths of my pantry and have pulled out a can of EVAP milk, yes sweetned. I need to google the technique.

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    WHAT!?!??!?! NOT a single tutorial on heating Sweetened condensed milk=SCM. I better make one of my own. I did see how to make paint from SCM, but that isnt the same.

    One to another topic, I think I gave The ding dang Easter grass away! I get into clutter buster mode sometimes and purge things.

    OFF TO CREATE NOT MATTER what!

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    I got the idea from a friend, and we just poured it onto cards, smeared it around with our fingers, then heated it - more heat in some areas to make it brown, less heat in other areas to make it beige.

    I talked my goddaughter out of some Easter grass, and played with heating it.
    It is great fun, and looks very cool.

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    Okiedokie, I'm ready to officially dive in - please sign me up! I shall finish my cards this weekend. (Your address hasn't changed, has it?)

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    Vicki, thanks for the nice note! Please sign me up.
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    Welcome Marryth.
    I signed you up.
    No, my address is still the same.
    LOVE this place -- I don't think we will ever move.

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    Welcome catb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hally View Post
    You know, I think Angelina Fibres are just another brand of fusible fibres. The end result looks different to Easter Grass, as you don't get the distinct single fibres, but I guess the process sounds similar?
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    Yes, I think you are right, Hally.
    I googled Angelina Fibres, and they do seem to be another brand of fusible fibers.
    All sorts of good ideas, everyone.
    KEEP THEM COMING!!!!!!!

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    I have another melted crayon technique. I originally used it with preschoolers. You use an electric griddle.heat tray....something that you can adjust the heat. then you cover it with aluminum foil. Draw on it with crayons. Metallic crayons are a nice addition. then you take prints off by laying down paper and rubbing with paint brushes. Pull off the paper and you have a print. usually I paint over with liquid water colors. Nice backgrounds.

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    Welcome NancyL.
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    Your melted crayon technique sounds great.
    I will try it this weekend.

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    I played around with this stuff Sunday.

    I melted mesh bags, I heated sweetened condensed milk, and I played around with backing crystals. I posted some photos here. Sorry but they are in reverse order. But maybe you can get the idea. After experimenting, I dont think the baking crystals work for this swap, but I will use the paper as background and make something.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/38366050@N07/

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    Interesting results on all of your experiments, CastleQueen5.
    Thank you for posting pictures.
    What do you mean when you refer to "baking crystals"?

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    Lurking in this swap for a bit... I don't want to over-commit!
    Gwen in VT
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    Lurkers welcome, GwennieJo.
    Hope you get caught up on your commitments and can join us.

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    you know those kits that they make for kids, and they come with "baking crystals" and a stained glass frame of say a kitty or a butterfly and you stick them in the oven and bake them to make a sun catcher or whatever?

    Well I had a snack sized ziploc of these baking crystal (no frames just the crystals), cause I am a freaking pack rat. I did have to google to find out that they were called baking crystals and that you bake them at 375 for however long.

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    Today I plan to see what happens if I use crayons on a pet food bag. I will post photos.

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    I am glad I asked about "baking crystals". I thought you might mean the colored sugar crystals, or holiday sprinkles you put on cookies and cupcakes, so I tried putting them on cards and heating them with my heat gun. Oh my, what a sticky mess.
    I quickly decided those were NOT the baking crystals you meant!

    Crayons on a pet food bag should work well. Don't get too thick a layer of melted crayon or the crayon chips have a tendency to flake off the bags.

    LOVE all your experiments!

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    I just made some prints with crayons on my hot tray (griddle.) I want to try using spray inks over the wax.
    I tried different papers. Still like the white sulfite paper the best. does a good job of absorbing the crayon colors. Watercolor paper worked better than i thought it would and book pages were terrible!

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    Good to know, NancyL.
    Thanks for the benefit of your experiments!!!!

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