Monday, May 25, 2009

Busy hands....


....are happy hands. I've just started the last leg of a project for a favorite editor. (The editors I work with these days are all favorites because they are such good people to work with.) I'm denuding this box so that I can paint and collage it for its contents.
Here's a tip I learned at the bookstore: To remove sticky labels cleanly, pour some Ronsonol (it has to be Ronsonol) lighter fluid and scrape the label off with a very sharp blade. It will come off very easily. The Ronsonol evaporates very quickly and leaves no smell. It's best to wear gloves, or at least avoid contact to skin. I got the Ronsonol at the dollar store for $2.99.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip!! Can not wait to see the finished box.julie

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  2. What a great tip! I always have trouble "denuding" cigar boxes, so it's good to know there is an easier way to do it than using water and your fingers. Thanks Colette.

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  3. yep, the lighter fluid trick. we know it well.

    you are now part of the booksellers secret club!

    l.

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