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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Acting Rashly

I acted rashly the other day.  I had been thinking about gluing the handmade paper to the bottom of the tray of my flat casket.  It is all cut and ready to go.  I have some wheat paste left to mix up but I wanted to try a more modern glue - like Aleene's Tacky glue.

 I got this glue in the finishing supplies for Elizabeth's trunk.  I decided on the spur of the moment to just do it.  So I used a sponge brush to put it on the bottom of the tray.  It was hard to do because it is really thick.  Too thick for this project.  But I continued to act rashly.  I brushed it on the tray and put the paper on it.  Hey, maybe this would work.  Uh-oh, the paper rippled.

Maybe the ripples will go away as it dries.  (I'm an optimist)  I put a big book on it.

 Then I checked it in the morning.  The ripples are less noticeable but they are still there.  I didn't do three of the sides of the tray yet.  Now I know what can happen, I won't use Aleene's again, I'll mix up the wheat paste and try that.

I got a whole corner of Friesland's edging done.

I love this edging.  It is a pain to set up and to work but it looks gorgeous when it is done.  I want to get one whole side done today.

I made progress on the lawn of the Christmas is Coming bag from Barbara Jackson.

 I want to make progress on that too.  I know that if I can finish the lawn, the rest is easy.

I got almost all of one side done for A Case of Indian Ink.  The last side is easy.
Happy Sunday!


  1. I hope the other glue works better for you.
    The edging on Friesland is so pretty, love the color too.

  2. I use Aleene's all the time for my projects and swear by it, but if you ever do try it again, you can thin it down with water to make it more manageable.

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