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Yupo is Useful, but Crab Cake Box is Cheaper!

Yupo is Useful, but Crab Cake Box is Cheaper!
Image licensed from shutterstock.com
Image cut from a clean crab cake box
Black acrylic paint on gel plate

Pulled with ArtSmith acrylic in medium magenta on copy paper

Inspired by Patricia Carmichael of PM Artist Studio’s use of a Marie Calendar pot pie box, I decided to try cutting a stencil from a washed piece of Phillips crab cake box.

I used my ScanNCut, and lengthened the blade a notch (5.) It worked beautifully, both the cutting and the printing.

But then the paint dried on the blank side of the box, and it puckered, making the stencil bowed and pretty useless. Maybe, I could wash the paint off, immediately, or maybe I could put the dried stencil between heavy books.

I’d still call it a success, for stencils you only need to use once!

A Crafty Day

A Crafty Day

I was asked to cover a box for the neighborhood food drive here in Charlotte. I finished and delivered it today.

I replaced a clasp on Adrianne’s necklace.

I treated myself to a trip to Michael’s.

The sales and coupons and clearance were great! They had molds ($1) and stencils and stamps, oh my! I used my coupon on that UV lamp!

I rubbed my new color-change mica on embossed card stock. ‘Slightly disappointed in this one.

In all, a good day, just the same!

Recycling an Amazon Box

Recycling an Amazon Box

I am not entirely sure it’s worth it.

I have all the supplies, including a pack of what I thought was a variety of scrapbook paper. 25 sheets of the same thing. I usually buy scrapbook papers in 2’s. I have plenty of this.

I already had the gold spray paint I used on the inside of the box, and of course, I have lots of glue. I’m trying different kinds, including basting spray. Elmer’s Extra Strength Craft Bond Glue Stick is the current leader, but I’m about to run out (second stick.)

Overall, it’s not costing me anything new, but it is time consuming.

My plantar fasciitis is back with a vengeance, so while I’m staying off my feet, I may as well watch glue dry!