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MellyT wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 10:30 AM

I have been making a new lil thing, dolls really, and am in need of some supplies that are not as easy as I would have thought to obtain. Match sticks (wooden) with different colored heads-red is the norm, but I seek turquoise, blue, teal, brown. Any different sort of colors really. If you have any, can we think up a trade? :)

 

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Susu65 wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 11:15 AM

I have blue, white and turquoise that I would love to trade but unfortunately it is illegal to send matches through the mail. Got any ideas?

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MargeC@3 wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 11:54 AM

I have a small box of about 20 with white -cream colored heads.  These are about 2 inches long.  Any use for them?

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colorific wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 2:54 PM

I have red tips with white at the tippy top. If there is a legal way to send them, just tell me where to shop and I will look for you. I'm a "mom-taxi" driver.

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colorific wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 3:13 PM

They must not be illegal to ship. They are sold online. Out of curiosity, I looked and found Wagner who makes colored matches and Match Fancies (http://www.safetymatchpremier.com/promotional-matches/products.php) They give out random samples, free. Perhaps you could get lucky! :) I used Google web search "buy matchstick colored heads".

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colorific wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 3:16 PM

Ok. I really need to step away from the computer .... But! Check this out. And, this has more.

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MellyT wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 4:02 PM

Never thought of the mail aspect of flammable things! Would dampening them make it all better? I don't need them to work, I just want there purdy lil tips! I don't know about giving an Indian company my mailing address, that seems like a recipe for spam and junk mail disaster. 

Addicted to making the lil things though, so let me do some research.

I do have some hand dyed embroidery flosses I could trade.

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Susu65 wrote
on 11 Aug 2009 6:43 PM

Cool - I thought they would be considered hazardous materials. I;m up for the trade. There was a time when all restaurants and hotels extc. gave out match books and boxes but I guess those days are over. Maybe check out cigar stores, they may have some great ones!

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on 12 Aug 2009 3:28 AM

Just curious... but is there any reason why you can't just paint the ends?  Don't even need to use a paint brush, just dunk in the paint. If necessary gesso first, to get to a base colour which will take a true new colour.  Can't see why acrylic paint wouldn't work...

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Susu65 wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 4:47 AM

Someone is always thinking. After wetting them, it would probably reduce the flamability too. Wouldn't want your piece to go up in smoke!

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Susu65 wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 4:52 AM

Unbelievably fabulous designs. Thanks for sharing the site.

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MellyT wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 5:03 AM

Yeah! That match art site is fantastic. People are crazy in what they think to do! I love it.

I did try dipping sticks in paint yesterday. It will take alot of dipping to get the lil chunk of tear drop and I won't get that matte finish the matchsticks have. It is an option, but I think I would like to stick with matchsticks. I can't wait to show them. Today I purchase a dremel tool and go to Ikea to see if they have cheap shadow boxes that might work. I wish we had a local crappy craft shop.

It is fun trying to make due with art supplies though. I was trying to figure out a way to create frames using household trash...

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Susu65 wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 8:21 AM

We have nothing for 75 miles except Wal-Mart.  I find fun things at the local thrift shops that support a church or animal shelter. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!

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Susu65 wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 8:28 AM

You may find some at Goodwill, or Salvation Army stores. I found some shadow frames at Family Dollar that were Asian themed but I just took them apart. The frames are waiting for a project, but the contents were great for embellishments on journal covers.

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