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    I discovered something in the last couple weeks and thought I'd share the thought. My wife, being the 'Scrapbook Queen' has me often following her into craft stores and even dedicated Scrapbook Stores. While looking around as she shopped I have discovered a wonderous variety of backgrounds for fretwork pieces (when called for), over just painting. I recently used some scrap book paper for backgrounds on two pieces which (I think) make them better than I ever could have with paint. (When the pictures come in, I'll put them up in my gallery.)

    I just thought this 'discovery' should be shared with my fellow 'cutters.' I urge you to check out your local supplier of Scrapbook materials. Think outside the box and let your imaginations fly.

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    My wife does a lot of sewing and sometimes use some cloth for the background.
    Bob
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    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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      Scrapbooking paper backgrounds

      Originally posted by Grizz
      I discovered something in the last couple weeks and thought I'd share the thought. My wife, being the 'Scrapbook Queen' has me often following her into craft stores and even dedicated Scrapbook Stores. While looking around as she shopped I have discovered a wonderous variety of backgrounds for fretwork pieces (when called for), over just painting. I recently used some scrap book paper for backgrounds on two pieces which (I think) make them better than I ever could have with paint. (When the pictures come in, I'll put them up in my gallery.)

      I just thought this 'discovery' should be shared with my fellow 'cutters.' I urge you to check out your local supplier of Scrapbook materials. Think outside the box and let your imaginations fly.
      Not only am I a woodworker, but I also do numerous crafts!! I can spend hours in a craft store!! Although I don't do scrapbooking, I have used the paper for a number of different things while crafting and I can see where you can find just about any background you want to for the fretwork using those such papers!! Will be looking for your pics!!

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        One more item - felt, available in various colors. I get min at Wal-Mart. Use it on the project bases also.

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        • #5
          Just as an add on to Ed's post, I also use the felt from Wally World. $.20-$.97 for one 8x10 piece depeding on color and if it has glitter and junk mixed on it. They also have the stick on felt which is wonderfully easy to use for the bottom of projects and is less expensive there than I have been able to find online.

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            Wally World felt

            Great inexpensive stuff!!! I've used it for years to line jewelry boxes. Spray glue it to both sides of thin cardboard and trim to fit. Makes a nice liner and at the same time a fine backer for the fretwork decorating the box. I've also used it for upholstery on miniature furniture I've built on the scroll saw.
            If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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