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Christine Pace commented on GAE Challenge's photo
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"Incredible work! Please tell me how you managed to paint the fish(in acrylic) on top of the dye without having the dye run? What did you seal with after completing ? Thank you!"
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Christine Pace commented on GAE Challenge's photo
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MFord-AugChallenge

"Wow! This is really great!! Thanks for sharing!"
12 minutes ago
Christine Pace commented on Kristy Dial's photo
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Single 1

"I LOVE the trio of moon-slivers! How creative!! How did you do the inset-texture area?"
17 minutes ago
Christine Pace commented on Kristy Dial's photo
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TiPi Camp Loveit

"Kristy - How did you do this one? Do you have layers or is it really great shading? :')))Either way, its really great!!Thanks for sharing!"
19 minutes ago
Christine Pace commented on Kristy Dial's photo
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Creative Quail

"Wonderful job here. Not in to speampunk .... except THIS one!! :')"
23 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"Yes - try it on a small spot first. I have used it to remove stubborn paint. Usually nail polish remover consists of other ingredients as well as acetone.  I usually buy 100% acetone at Sally's Beauty supply."
56 minutes ago
Jane Mawson replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"No I haven't. Is this like nail polish remover? What is the effect?"
1 hour ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Pat Moritz's photo
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"Pathways in Life"

"Love the flow  of  colors and design."
6 hours ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Kristy Dial's photo
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Creative Quail

"So original - love it."
6 hours ago
Joyce Laverty replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"Have you tried acetone? "
6 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo
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Miracle

"Thanks Hellen"
6 hours ago
Joyce Laverty posted a photo

Red Jasper

Alcohol ink and gilder's paste finish on gourd. Embellished with a red creek jasper beaded cabochon.
6 hours ago
 

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