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    Krissy
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      When using mixed media (gesso, texture paste, sprays etc) on scrap backgrounds, how do you prevent the paper from warping?
      I need to make card for my mum and I need to use texture paste and stencil on the background but I'm conceed that if I do it directly onto the card it'll warp and even if I do it on a separate piece of paper that paper will be warped and then I have to try to tape it onto the card iykwim

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      Krissy
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        This question has been asked before. Here is the link to several solutions. Hope this helps you.

        http://www.swirlydoos.com/sd_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?191095

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        craftysprinkles
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          Cherene, Kim's tip on that thread about spraying the back with water works!!!!!

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            Thanks girls

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              yes…my stuff is usually somewhat warped. you can use a heat gun on the back and it will curl back too.

              "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                None of these tips ever work for me. I am struggling with the layout I am doing now. I am beginning to think I will throw all my mists out the window!!!

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                Barbara I totally know what you mean and what I find is most effective, takes time. Do your spraying or stenciling and after that is dry, put on presure. I usualy use mason-jars for this when it is a card. I simply put them all over my card and leave it for at least half a day. Then glue it to my base card. For layouts, I do the same, and them on top of the jars I place a big stack of cardstock.

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                  For a perfectly flat LO I do that too Paulien. With the spray and heat gun I still have semi warped papers.

                  "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                    Andie's right. If you let it air day, the warping is minimal and pretty fixable.

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                      I did all that. I tried ironing what I could and that helped a little. Next time after it dries I am going to iron it before I adhere it to another paper.

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                        I think part of the charm of a handmade card is the distress and a bit of warping but that's just me..

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                          I think part of the charm of a handmade card is the distress and a bit of warping but that's just me..

                          I agree. If they want a perfectly machine pressed card they can get it at the store. My handmade cards are perfectly imperfect, and I like it like that.

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                            perfectly imperfect ….LOVE that!

                            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                              [quote]
                              I think part of the charm of a handmade card is the distress and a bit of warping but that's just me..

                              I agree. If they want a perfectly machine pressed card they can get it at the store. My handmade cards are perfectly imperfect, and I like it like that.
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                              Yup, most of my projects are slightly warped, like me ;)

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                              [quote]
                              I think part of the charm of a handmade card is the distress and a bit of warping but that's just me..

                              I agree. If they want a perfectly machine pressed card they can get it at the store. My handmade cards are perfectly imperfect, and I like it like that.
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                              Yep, that's what makes it hand made and special:)

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