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Re: Use for old mini-blinds?????

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From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 16:59:29 PDT


from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer@srvusd.k12.ca.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
art webpage - http://ww2.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/faculty/faculty.html
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Okay, I need our collective genius to work on this.... Last year (packrat
that I am) I saved a couple of old mini blinds, thinking that SURELY there
would be some sort of nifty thing that could be done with the plastic
slats....
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My first thought was weaving...either as weft or warp....OR...as hangers for
weavings. How about painting them and use them the ONLY pieces in a weaving?

I've seen mini-blind WOOD slats used as a cross-brace for the back side of
kites.

Oooo, oooo. I've got a great idea! How about if you paint 12 slats...each
one a diff. color of the colorwheel? Drill holes in both ends of
each...maybe even a hole-punch will work. Maybe using a metal clasp...the
kind that look like a small brass tack but the two long legs of the tack
spread open to hold papers or such...connect all the holes with a tack on
one end, do the other end also and tie the two ends with a shorter
transparent wire string to form a "ball" of all strips. This would make an
exciting colorwheel ball you could hang in your room like a mobile and spin
with the air currents. OR....you could have diff. kids pick out color
schemes on the colorwheel and do diff. balls...like a monochromatic ball, or
a triad ball, or complementary, etc. so you could point to the spinning
balls from the ceiling when you're talking about color combos. Ooooo! I wish
"I" had some slats now!!!!! Toodles.....Bunki
 

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