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Old 06-02-2007, 03:57 PM   #1  
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I have a big bottle of mineral spirits from WM and I HATE dragging it out each time I want to do this technique. I currently pour it into the lid, which gets all over the place. I am looking for a storage solution. One in which I can just open and use..is there such a thing? How do you house your gamsol spirits when you are using them?? or not?? thanks
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #2  
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Here's a thread from the techniques forum that might give you some ideas!

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...d.php?t=253620
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I got small containers from dick blick. If I remember correctly they were designed for paints so they close tightly. They are small, maybe 2 inches high. They fit in my shallow drawers which are the same size as two of the SU button/brad containers stacked (height not width). Anyway, got them 10 in a pack and I pour a little gamsol in there and use my circle punch to punch out labels for the top and run it through my xyron. I used the extras for little buttons or brads that are non su that I've collected.

I keep the big bottle in my garage and just refill out there as needed.
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I got a little glass bottle in the fine art section of Mike's. I put a sponge in the bottom and it's perfect!
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Well.......

I bought a big (32 oz) can of odorless mineral spirits at Ace Hardware. I lost a couple of stumps dropping them into the can and had to come up with something else.

One afternoon I was getting my nails done and noticed the manicurist had a little pump bottle for the nailpolish remover. The way it worked was that she could pump up some remover onto a cotton pad using only the pads of her fingers. That way she didn't ruin her own nailpolish taking off her client's.

I found mine at Sally Beauty Supply and it has been terrific! A few pumps of the top and there is a little puddle of OMS on the top. No more waste, no more lost stumps!
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One afternoon I was getting my nails done and noticed the manicurist had a little pump bottle for the nailpolish remover. The way it worked was that she could pump up some remover onto a cotton pad using only the pads of her fingers. That way she didn't ruin her own nailpolish taking off her client's.

I found mine at Sally Beauty Supply and it has been terrific! A few pumps of the top and there is a little puddle of OMS on the top. No more waste, no more lost stumps!
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That's what I use too. It's a glass bottle with a metal top that has a flip-top lid to cover the pump. I really like it. No more waste (not like OMS is that expensive, but still!) and SUPER easy to use this way!
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I purchased a plastic container at Michael's that was in the same aisle (I think) as the oil paints. I put a sponge in it and add just enough to damped my stumps. All this is courtesy of Anna Wight!
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How funny...I just got the double wall (not REALLY sure why this is necessary, but it was suggested to me) plastic container at M's today! It was $1.79 and I already had a clean sponge at home so I cut 2 for the depth that I wanted. Already tried it out, love how it works.
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I'm wondering what the sponge is for?

I keep mine in a fancy glass jelly jar with a lid.
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The sponge soaks up the OMS and I press my stump against it. That way it doesn't get too wet.
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The sponge soaks up the OMS and I press my stump against it. That way it doesn't get too wet.
Hmmmm....
I guess I just quick-dip the very tip in and color...
I'll try a sponge and see it I notice a difference!
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I have a small heavy glass jar that had some sort of Avon cream in it. I put in one of those cotton pads and poured in just enough OMS to get it really soppy. I press the tip of my stump against it till it soaks up enough to use. This way I can see into the jar and I don't have the big bottle open and evaporating or in a position to be knocked over and spilled.
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I have an artist container(plastic)...you can find them at Michaels in the artist section and the sponge that fits in the bottom. I buy Gamsol by the quart at Dick Blick.
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I bought my plastic containers at Michaels in the art dept. It's a plastic container with a sponge on the top. It work really well when you are using Gamsol.
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that sounds interesting..how does that work with the sponge on top?
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