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Christmas Cards 2013 by Marenne Christmas Cards 2013 by Marenne
Every year I make my own Christmas cards implementing techniques I learned that year.
This year I've spend a great deal of time learning to make my own paper. These cards are made from recycled milk cartons and P-hooks. In the shop I work at hats come with these hooks attached. When we sell the hats, usually we cut them off and throw them out. But I decided to collect them instead.
I arranged the hooks in 'snowflake' patterns and pressed them into the pulp in the paper making process. I added red glitter and a tiny bit of green paper to the pulp to come to this color.
On the back of the card is a small piece of paper with a silver-foil Christmas greeting. I attached it with four more hooks. The three bottom pictures show the project in progress. In the middle one you can see a wooden drying box. This box has old computer fans in the back. I put the paper in between corrugated cardboard. The air blowing through them makes sure the paper dries in 8 hours instead of several days.

Visit my Etsy shop or my blog to see more of my work.

A DD! Amazing new years surprise! :D Thank you *alapip and ^Brookette!!!
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The people who receive these on Christmas are really lucky, I love that you put so much effort in your cards to surprise your loved ones :) Congratulations on your DD!
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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MisterBlackwood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really clever :)
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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GamerGirlFIN Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Omg, so cool and creative! Congrats on your well deserved DD!
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool, thank you for your description of your drying rig... I have been trying to resolve that issue in my own experimentation and you have given me an aha moment today... thank you!
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