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Post by Adrian on 15th December 2010, 2:05 pm

This year it seemed to take forever
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Post by kramer on 15th December 2010, 2:18 pm

Wow they are incrediable. How did you make them?

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Post by Adrian on 15th December 2010, 2:35 pm

The dark area is a silhouette paper-cut which is them mounted on the cream back paper (hand made) and them the whole assemblage mounted on a card

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 15th December 2010, 2:46 pm

Brilliant. I love them. What did you use to cut the silhouettes? Auto cutter?
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Post by Adrian on 15th December 2010, 2:54 pm

A surgical scalpel

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Post by polgara on 15th December 2010, 5:21 pm

They are wonderful. I wish I could use a scalpel like that, but I can`t see properly to do it.

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Post by Compostwoman on 15th December 2010, 5:33 pm

Oooo lovely, Badger!

Really really nice. :bigclap:
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Post by MrsC on 16th December 2010, 10:46 am

They're fab Badger - have you thought of selling any?

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Post by Adrian on 16th December 2010, 11:19 am

I did consider it once MrsC, but I'm not sure that I could make it viable, I think I once worked out out that if I charged minimum wage for any of the crafts I make, not many people would be prepared to pay for them.

The slave labour of Chinese political prisoners undercuts me in every craft...

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Post by kramer on 16th December 2010, 12:03 pm

They are so good though, surely people would buy them. I always think that there is a huge gap in the Pagan gift card market unless you want gawdy over the top cards. You must have a really steady hand, the tiny detail is amazing like the little bird house and the birds in the trees. I suffer with reynaulds so my hands would never be able to cope with the delicate work. I am envious Smile

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Post by Dandelion on 16th December 2010, 9:29 pm

They're really gorgeous

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Post by bbaybe on 31st December 2010, 8:09 pm

Those are beautiful!

I hadn't known there were other pagans on this forum!

I have a feeling I'll feel right at home here. Surprised
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Post by Compostwoman on 31st December 2010, 8:58 pm

bbaybe wrote:Those are beautiful!

I hadn't known there were other pagans on this forum!

I have a feeling I'll feel right at home here. Surprised

We are an eclectic mix of all sorts of faiths/beliefs, as well as none. And all are welcome Very Happy

A lot of folk celebrate the Wheel of the Year even if not Pagan because we are all gardeners and custodians of the Soil and grow stuff, or want to. So the Seasons changing and the days lengthening or shortening means a lot to all of us. Ans we are all interested in wildlife and nature as well.

I think you will fit right in, as well Laughing
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Post by Zoe on 31st December 2010, 9:10 pm

Badger wrote:I did consider it once MrsC, but I'm not sure that I could make it viable, I think I once worked out out that if I charged minimum wage for any of the crafts I make, not many people would be prepared to pay for them.

The slave labour of Chinese political prisoners undercuts me in every craft...

You are up against the cutting plotters as well, which make it a lot easier to "knock" them out cheaper (and selling them off as craft gifts!)
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