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Picadoo Ideas

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:07 pm
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plasticmelter


Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 10
01/25/09 at 11:43 AM Reply with quote #1

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Does anyone have any new ideas as to what might be created (patterns, pictures, etc.) with the picadoo molds. I figure that they're still the least popular of all the Thingmaker molds, but still, was wondering if anyone has any ideas.. I had a few but couldn't make them look right.

Re: Picadoo Ideas

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:07 pm
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bhoffner


Registered: 03/30/07
Posts: 2
03/09/09 at 02:19 PM Reply with quote #2

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When I had a Picadoos set in the 60's I used the individual cells in the molds to make pictures of things like flowers. Treat the cells like pixels, filling each cell individually with the color shades that make the image you create look 3 dimensional. Time consuming, but fun in an anal retentive way. If you have detail goop, you can make small amounts of different colors by adding a drop or two of detail goop color to the basic goop to make changes in the shades. small condiment cups and an eye dropper or craft syringe or empty glue syringe are useful. I would make four panel images using the same mold four different times, and would then arrange them with the center corners touching to make bigger images. It required a pattern sometimes which Iwould draw first.


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Re: Picadoo Ideas

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:08 pm
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pattigoop


Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 28
08/20/09 at 11:09 PM Reply with quote #3

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How about using cross-stitch patterns normally used for thread on fabric, or plastic canvas patterns normally using yarn on a plastic grid. Plastic canvas designs would be less intricate than cross stitch.

I also remember as a kid, making the dots, x's and squares without the backing on them, and baking them into other molds like flowers.

Patty