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Old 02-15-2011, 08:21
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I actually bought a silicone mat by the glue guns (made specifically as a glue gun rest) at my local craft store. I think it was made by the same company as my glue gun, but I can't remember. LOVE this thing. Its great for making marabou puffs on!!!! Squirt a blob of glue on the mat and shove the 2 ends of the marabou boa in it! Peels right off!
Now that makes marabou puffs sound less intimidating! Great tip.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:04
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Love all the tips!

What to add???

I use a peice of emory cloth to "Sharpen/clean" my wood burning tip. That and a saturated washcloth helps keep the tip clean and sharp and the end of the ribbon turn out a lot better!!

Great thread!!!
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:07
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I always have hard time when making bottle caps and the resin drips .....and then they stick to the paper I line the table with and the papaer gets stuck under tha cap
so today I was starting to make some and tried a plastic place mat
(I don`t use them anymore hate plastic) it worked wondeful cause if the resin spills yo can peel the bottlecap with resin spill and all from the plastic and then just cut the spill from the cap ...and all the left spills on the place mat come right off...new to use again placemat
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Not sure if someone already posted this tip - - but I learned it on here a while back. When making spikes, I always used to cut the V into the ribbon, but the much easier way is to fold the ribbon in half length-wise and then you only have to make 1 slanted cut to make the V and it's even! --- You can even use the wood burner too!
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Not sure if someone already posted this tip - - but I learned it on here a while back. When making spikes, I always used to cut the V into the ribbon, but the much easier way is to fold the ribbon in half length-wise and then you only have to make 1 slanted cut to make the V and it's even! --- You can even use the wood burner too!
I just had a duh moment. :-)
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Not sure if someone already posted this tip - - but I learned it on here a while back. When making spikes, I always used to cut the V into the ribbon, but the much easier way is to fold the ribbon in half length-wise and then you only have to make 1 slanted cut to make the V and it's even! --- You can even use the wood burner too!

This is what I do. I leave it folded in half (though not tightly) and burn it with a lighter to avoid it "rounding" the V.
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This is what I do. I leave it folded in half (though not tightly) and burn it with a lighter to avoid it "rounding" the V.
Wouldn't that be a U?
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Wouldn't that be a U?
oh thats good stuff. Sometimes I get looks from accross the table when i chuckle out loud!
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Wouldn't that be a U?
smart! lol!
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everyone has mentioned awesome tips! the only thing i cant think of is

lighters!---use the ones you just push down. 4 for $1 at family dollar.

not the lighters w/ the wheel, the ones with the button. hope this help someones thumb
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