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How to Stamp or Print with a Feather

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Learn how to stamp or print with a feather. This low cost and simple technique is great for adding an elegant feature to your projects.

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Earth Day Rubber Stamping and Craft Projects

Saturday April 19, 2014

Here's a round-up of Earth Day themed projects from around the Hobbies category at About.com.


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If you have any ideas for recycling and crafting then why not add them here and share your thoughts with others - How to Turn Junk Into Treasures.

Stamping With Light Ink on Dark Paper

Friday April 18, 2014

There are many different ways to achieve interesting effects with rubber stamping. One of the most simple ways to achieve great looking results is to stamp using a white or light colored ink onto dark paper.


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The contrast between the paper and ink gives effective results. This technique is useful for creating quick last-minute cards. For more information take a look at Stamping with Light Ink on Dark Paper.

Easy Two Color Polymer Clay Pendant

Thursday April 17, 2014

This is an easy two color polymer clay pendant that can be adapted in many ways. As well as making an unusual pendant, it would also make a funky key ring or bag charm.

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I chose two contrasting colors to make the design really stand out, however a more subtle effect can be achieved by using different color combinations. Many rubber stamps can be used to create two color pendants, take a look through your stamp collection and see what would work. Try stamping an image a couple of times onto scrap paper and cut out and reassemble segments to try different design ideas.

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How to Make Plantable Paper

Saturday April 5, 2014

Plantable seed paper is easy to make at home. While some special equipment is required if you want to make sheets of paper of an even thickness, small pieces of paper can be created using just items that can be found around the house.


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Seed paper is handmade paper that contains real seeds. The paper can therefore be planted when it is finished with and the seeds will sprout. This is a great way to make a card or gift tag that doubles as a small gift. As the paper can be made from recycled paper, this is also a very green project!

Find our more about making plantable seed paper in this step by step guide - How to Make Plantable Seed Paper.

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