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9. To join the pebbles, use a pencil, ruler and scissors to mark, measure and cut out a 1 x 6cm (3/8 x 23/8in) rectangle of white handmade paper. Join the head and body pebbles together, making sure that the paper ring is glued onto the outlined area created in step 3.

10. Create the collar with a nametag from black handmade paper and a gold coloured brass paper fastener. Fasten it around the dog’s neck to hide the join between the two pebbles.

 

*To create a glue mix, make up a small amount of wallpaper paste that is lumpy in consistency. Add an equal quantity of PVA adhesive (white glue) and mix it into a smooth paste to make an ideal mix for attaching handmade paper onto your pebble. While not in use, cover the dish with a piece of plastic to prevent the mix from drying hard.

Henry’s collar is functional as well as fashionable! In addition to giving him a smart appearance, it cleverly hides the joins between the head and body pebbles.

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 62: Nov/Dec 2010
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Submitted by Jennifer | November 22 2010 |

I see "glue mix" referred to in the instructions but I can't find reference to what the "glue mix" is....please reply, I am interested in doing this craft, thanks!

Submitted by Jennifer | November 22 2010 |

OK, another question from me.....are you going to post instructions on how to make the black and white dog shown in the magazine?

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | November 23 2010 |

Jennifer,
I'm checking on the glue mix. For the black and white dog, the instructions are the same, simple use the photo from the magazine as a guide for alternate color choices.
Lisa

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | November 23 2010 |

Jennifer,
Here are the instructions for the glue mix. Thanks for the question.

To create a glue mix, make up a small amount of wallpaper paste that is lumpy in consistency. Add an equal quantity of PVA adhesive (white glue) and mix it into a smooth paste to make an ideal mix for attaching handmade paper onto your pebble. While not in use, cover the dish with a piece of plastic to prevent the mix from drying hard.

Submitted by CD | February 28 2012 |

This is copied practically DIRECTLY out of a book. I own the book, and it is called "Pebble Pets" by Steve & Megumi Biddle.

Link to the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Pebble-Pets-Steve-Biddle/dp/0715331752

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | February 29 2012 |

You're right. It is reprinted here with permission.

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