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Re: Scrap organization

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Litesal (Litesal)
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 23:03:31 -0500

Dear Mary,

Your response is exactly what I am talking about. What you do with the
trays is similar to what I do, except with pop boxes. However, I usually
throw away the scraps after several rounds, when what remains are little
crumpled pieces. I then replace them with "fresh scraps" from my cutting
board odds and ends. Those are the scraps that seem to multiply
uncontrollably. I'd like to organize them for easy access and use.

Thanks for the reply! Leah

>I don't know if this totally relates to what you're talking about, but I
always found that I couldn't bear to throw construction paper scraps away,
but putting them all into a big box never seemed to work; ended up as a
crumpled mess that got tossed eventually, anyway. What I do now is, I have
a number of lunchroom trays that were in my art room when I started my
present job. I set them out when I'm doing a construction paper project;
scraps go back on the trays; one tray per color. When the project is done,
I just stack the trays up and put them on a shelf. I have kept these trays
going for 6 years, believe it or not, and feel like I waste very little
construction paper this way. If I want to do a collage project, I don't
have to start with fresh pieces of paper. I do the same thing with tissue
paper pieces.
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