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Cole McCleery


Styrofoam ball
10-20" length monofilament fish line
Tissue paper
Pictures from cards, wrapping paper, etc.
Wallpaper type paste, cellulose paste or other glue or paste or paste safe for Styrofoanm
Brushes for paints
Paring knife
Solt cloth
Electric skillet
Aluminum foil
Cans to melt paraffin in

There are two types of Styrofoam.
One is made of round beads pressed together and this one needs only
to be sanded smooth.
The other is crystalline and needs to be covered with tissue
the best way to apply the tissue is with tie wallpaper paste but the cellulose or "tacky" paste can also be used.
In preparing either cype ball, try to get the surface as smooth as possible
After the balls arc prepared as above
cut off ends of hairpin.
Cut fishing line twice the size of ball and tie ends together
loop around hairpin
Dip hairpin in glue and press into ball below surface
Fill in with spackle.
Prepare pictures by tearing downward around edges (sn white edge won't show)
If picture is from a card or heavier type paper,
as much extra paper as possible should be pulled from the back
Cut into card every inch, being careful not cut into the vital parts of picture.
With pencil, mark on ball where you want picture(s) to be and then apply paste to back of picture and. starting in the center of the picture, smooth onto ball working out ary wrinkles and overlapping edges.
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