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CHA *NEW* Tools: Alpha Precision Abrasive, Torginal, Franklin Electronic Publisher

In a never ending search for new tools that can be used on a variety of media, it was great to come across the Alpha Abrasives booth.  They had some really cool files for sanding and shaping that came in a variety of shapes.

Why does one need a variety of shapes?  Well if you need to file small odd corners on an art piece, it helps to have the correct shaped file to fit in those pesky corners.  

Also, these files work well on ArtEmboss (Amaco) metal embossing sheets.  IHere, a file was used to remove some of the paint from the embossed surfaces of the heart, to give it an aged appearance.  


Torginol, Inc.  is a new company to the craft world.  They started off as an industrial supplier of color chips but are now venturing into the craft world.  



Torginol, Inc. makes color mica (sold in 3 gram packages), 




color granules (sold in packages) which are available in a variety of colors and popular with for kids crafts and gourd art, 



and color flakes (sold in 1 lb packages).  

Mica is available in a variety of sizes, to suit a variety of uses. This company packages their mica in
small packages (3 grams) which are perfect for embedding into polymer clay, rubber stamping and other types of projects.  

Another product that caught my eye was at the Franklin Electronic Publisher Booth where they had a pen that could read dots.  The pen is called an Any Book Reader and it uses the pen like tool to record yourself.  Then you link the message to a particular dot.  Once it is recorded,  one can just put the tool over the dot and hear the pre-recorded message.
You can use it in your memory books to put “verbal” messages into your book using the voices of your cherished ones or your own.  It makes the book come alive for the children!
There are dots with pre-recorded messages and dots that are blank.  You use the blank dots to record your personalized message.  The recording tool is available in a 15 hour format or a 60 hour format.

Interesting new tools at CHA, for sure!

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

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One Response to CHA *NEW* Tools: Alpha Precision Abrasive, Torginal, Franklin Electronic Publisher

  1. rush February 7, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    well, how cool is THAT! i can see this kind of technology gaining in popularity as the scrapbook world sends off a shoot into the eletronic…way past the digi-stamps that are so “now”! whee! the road is under construction!