Ask the Experts: Journaling and Paper Types

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Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

BasicGrey Spiral Journal

 Q: I’ve heard a lot about journals lately.  What are they used for in crafting?

A:  Journals can actually be used any way you would like. One example to use them for is to practice techniques and use mediums that are possibly new to you. They are a great place to keep pictures of idea that you wan t to try.  You can, then, keep them together so you can refer to them later.  They can be used to create ideas that you have that maybe won’t work on another project or they can just be used to get your creativity flowing.  They can, also, be used to put your thoughts down in a creative style.

Paper Accents Recycled Kraft Cardstock

 Q: What is kraft paper?

A:  Kraft paper, also, known as kraft card stock is recycled paper created from paper pulp taken from such things as paper bags or card board.  It is used for cards and other things by crafters because it is strong and adds a distressed look to some projects.

Paper Accents Vellum

 Q: How do I attach vellum without the glue showing?

A:  There are tape runners that are designed to be used with vellum which work well.  Another idea is to use just a regular tape runner and hide the adhesive with an embellishment.

ColorBox Premium Dye Ink Spray

 Q: When I use spray inks, all they do is leave big drips.  What can I do?

A:  The key to getting a good even spray is to push the nozzle down in one quick and even push all the way down in one motion.  Don’t push it in a choppy motion or it will allow for uneven spray.

Bo Bunny Clear Essentials Curly Q

 Q: How do I keep my clear stamps stuck to the acrylic block?

A:  First make sure the stamp is clean by washing it with warm soapy water.  If that does not help, you can apply some Tombow Muli Glue or Aleenes Tack It Over & Over to the block and allow it to dry to a tacky finish meaning that it is dry and then adhere the stamp.  The stamp will not be permanently adhered to the block and will be repositionable as long as the glue is allowed to dry.

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Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today!

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