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    I just made a few of these..simple and fun to do..just use the clay cookie molds and tissue paper and water...
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    Oh, those are nice. I had forgotten about doing pressed paper. What a great idea for an ornament exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Oh, those are nice. I had forgotten about doing pressed paper. What a great idea for an ornament exchange.
    Ah good idea and so easy to mail them..pretty tied onto a package also or hung in a window maybe

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    :?: Pressed paper? I'm dumb on this one.

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    Those are awesome!! Clever idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    :?: Pressed paper? I'm dumb on this one.
    you take a cookie mold....I use Brown bag molds and wet tissue paper and press in many layers of the paper and let it dry then take out of the mold and trim the edges..now I can't seem to find info about painting them...I had it before but can't find it on line now..help..anyone have more info?

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    Thanks for the info, Sue. They are great ornaments. I might have to give it a try.

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    Those are so neat!!.Is that just tissue paper like you use in gift bags! No glue just water? How many layers of paper does it take? I know I have tissue paper in a lot of colors! My brain is on create now and the ideas are flying through!! Thanks!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Those are so neat!!.Is that just tissue paper like you use in gift bags! No glue just water? How many layers of paper does it take? I know I have tissue paper in a lot of colors! My brain is on create now and the ideas are flying through!! Thanks!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D
    Well I think you can use the wrapping tissue paper ..I used kleenex tissues and there is info for using toilet paper...I have not done a lot so far...hoping to get more info..no glue just layers of the paper pretty wet and you press it well into the mold..I used at least 10 layers of paper ...as I find more info I will post it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Those are so neat!!.Is that just tissue paper like you use in gift bags! No glue just water? How many layers of paper does it take? I know I have tissue paper in a lot of colors! My brain is on create now and the ideas are flying through!! Thanks!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D
    Well I think you can use the wrapping tissue paper ..I used kleenex tissues and there is info for using toilet paper...I have not done a lot so far...hoping to get more info..no glue just layers of the paper pretty wet and you press it well into the mold..I used at least 10 layers of paper ...as I find more info I will post it
    http://heartkeepercommonroom.blogspo...r-casting.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Those are so neat!!.Is that just tissue paper like you use in gift bags! No glue just water? How many layers of paper does it take? I know I have tissue paper in a lot of colors! My brain is on create now and the ideas are flying through!! Thanks!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D
    Well I think you can use the wrapping tissue paper ..I used kleenex tissues and there is info for using toilet paper...I have not done a lot so far...hoping to get more info..no glue just layers of the paper pretty wet and you press it well into the mold..I used at least 10 layers of paper ...as I find more info I will post it
    http://heartkeepercommonroom.blogspo...r-casting.html
    http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson42.html

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    Pretty!

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    Something else to add to my ever growing project list!
    I just would love to make some Christmas ornaments using this method!!!!

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    I used to make those years ago. I still have a bunch of those cookie molds.

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    Using Tissue sound so much easier than I used to do it. I would use Water color paper, blend it in warm water and then scoop it out and press into the molds. It could get quite messy!!!

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    I've used toilet paper for a lot of things around the house. When mixed with paint or glue it is as hard as wood when dry. I've used it in my older house where the cabinet shelves have pulled a half inch or so away from the walls. Mixed the same paint I was using on the boards with toilet paper to make a dough like mass, pressed and smoothed it into the crevices and it is still hard after 30 or so years. Can hardly tell where the shelf ends and the wall begins.

    I suspect that with the water, a touch of Elmer's glue would make these strong and more permanent. I like them. I wonder if adding a touch of food coloring to the water might make them a soft color that will go with the "old fashioned" look that I love from memories of my childhood. Probably have to put down a piece of plastic wrap first, to keep it from glueing itself to the mold permanently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I've used toilet paper for a lot of things around the house. When mixed with paint or glue it is as hard as wood when dry. I've used it in my older house where the cabinet shelves have pulled a half inch or so away from the walls. Mixed the same paint I was using on the boards with toilet paper to make a dough like mass, pressed and smoothed it into the crevices and it is still hard after 30 or so years. Can hardly tell where the shelf ends and the wall begins.

    I suspect that with the water, a touch of Elmer's glue would make these strong and more permanent. I like them. I wonder if adding a touch of food coloring to the water might make them a soft color that will go with the "old fashioned" look that I love from memories of my childhood. Probably have to put down a piece of plastic wrap first, to keep it from glueing itself to the mold permanently.
    http://www.brownbagcookiemolds.com/crafting.shtml I thought this was a nice idea also...

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    those are so nice, love them.

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    very nice, love them

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    WOW! This would be an awesome project to do with grandkids. I had never seen this type of craft, so Thank You for sharing.

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    Those are so pretty. I have never made those but looks like a fun project.

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