Friday, July 24, 2009

First Play-doh - now ReadyTac!

My mind is spinning so fast I can barely keep up with it. And here I am stuck at work for two more hours! Yesterday on the way home, I ran by Hobby Lobby and picked up, among other things, a package of ReadyTac. You know, that stuff that you use to stick posters and other lightweight stuff to the walls temporarily. Feels and looks kind of like chewed bubble gum! Pleasant thought, huh? The reason I was looking for this stuff goes back to my previous post about using Play-doh to pack and reduce a flower cane.

I LOVE the idea of having the cane with no background to have to deal with but how do you avoid smooshing the bottom petals of the cane when you go to slice it? Well, as luck would have it, on one of the blogs and/or forums that I participate in, there was a recent discussion about using Blu Tac to fill in the valleys between the petals and cushion the area while you cut your slices. Then, according to this discussion, the Blu Tac would just peel right off and you could reuse it. This just seemed to be a bit too good to be true so, of course, I had to try it for myself. I checked a couple of places earlier this week and did not find anything that was called Blu Tac but saw a yellow generic package of it at Hobby Lobby and decided it was worth a try.

I'm here to tell you that it works exactly as advertised! Between the play-doh method of packing to reduce and the yellow tac to slice, I'm going to be a cane making and slicing fool!!!!! I'll post pictures when I get home.

1 comment:

Alice Stroppel said...

Oh man Arlene, I think yo may have solved one of my problems. What a great idea. I'm going to try it today and I'm going to do a blurb on my blog right now. That is officially called a "bomb" LOL an Alice Stroppel coined blog word...