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Re: paste paper tools and ideas
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- Subject: Re: paste paper tools and ideas
- From: jcanary <jcanary@INDIANA.EDU>
- Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:22:18 -0500
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my favorite tool is a graining tool often found in paint and wallpaper
stores used for faux finishing or woodgraining. it is rubber and can make
several interesting designs. they usually sell for under $5.00 j.
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Artemis BonaDea wrote:
> Yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with my friend Joyce Jenkins,
> (also on the list) visiting from Petersburg, Alaksa. As always we
> talked books and paper and got into a discussion about cool paste paper
> tools (is there any other kind?). She suggested that we start a paste
> paper thread on this list - so here it is.
> Cool Tools: what's the coolest tool you've found or made to create the
> most fabulous patterns or textures on paste paper?
> My first entry is *very* simple: large patterning combs made out of
> rubber weatherstripping.
> The weatherstripping is made to stick to the bottom of doors and windows
> to keep out drafts and available in hardware stores. Mine is a 36" strip
> of brown vinyl with a strip of self-adhesive on to to attach to the door
> or window. Using an x-acto knife, I cut teeth at whatever size
> and interval I want, then use the self-adhesive strip to stick it onto a
> piece of thin flat wood (I used moulding from the lumber yard).
> My first paste paper instructor had similar combs made out of plexiglass
> which were wonderful but expensive. These weatherstripping combs work
> like a charm, covers a wide area and aren't terribly expensive.
> ROLLING CUTTERS: Kitchen stores seem to be a wonderful place to find
> paste paper tools. One in particular that I've used but haven't been
> able to find is a rolling cookie cutter. It looks like a brayer with
> raised designs on the roller. The designs are intertwined so that when
> the roller rolls across the dough, a series of differently shaped cookies
> are impressed. By rolling over paste in a random pattern, wonderful
> designs are achieved. I've seen these rollers as interlocking stars or
> Has anyone seen rollers like this? If you can help, please post me.
> So, any more ideas out there? Remember, often the most exciting idea is
> one shared by a friend.
> Artemis BonaDea