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Thread: Summer 2012 Postage Stamp Squares Swap-Sign up closes 9/15/2012

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Love the pig Marytoddliz! I remember making one of those out of a balloon and newspaper strips BACK IN THE DAY.
    If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil

  2. #322
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    Mar 2012
    Windsor,Nova Scotia, Canada
    Love your pig How do you make them?

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    Super Member marytoddliz's Avatar
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    Lebanon, Oregon
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    Paper Mache, ten layers. The first five are with out the nose, ears, legs and tail, then you put those on with masking tape, I use part of a paper egg crate. after you tape them in place 5 more layers of paper and then let dry for 3 to 5 days, depending on weather and how dry they get, but you really want them totally dry, then I put on the layer of fabric, topped off with clear coat, two coats. Cut your coin slot before you put on fabric layer and use a stelletto to push fabric around money slot. I don't put a cork on mine but I know if you want to you can get them at Michael's. Cut your hole for the plug same time you cut the money slot.

    I think I have the tutorial on my blog page, I will check it out and put a link if i do.
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    Marybeth-- cute pig! What did you use for the pig? Ceramic? Or??
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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