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The perfect container for a one-stroke junkie... *UPDATE*

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The perfect container for a one-stroke junkie... *UPDATE*

Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:07 am

Last year I cut some of my one stroke cakes in half and put them in a bead organizer. It seemed to work - but only for a while - the cakes flattened and I couldn't load my brushes properly. So, I had to put the halves back together and put them back in their original containers.

Then, a couple of months ago I found these in the hardware dept. at WalMart and i bought 3 of them for about $5 each:



This is what I have now and they work PERFECTLY!



They are super lightweight so you can pick up the entire container and hold it easily when you want to load your brush. The lids come off and go back on easily (I take them off at gigs) and they are so slim that they fit super easily into "Maxine" (my FatMax).

p.s. I now have 1,800 nails, screws and various nuts & bolts... which are useless to me. But, if I had a husband...... Laughing


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Post by Kammy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:28 am

I was about to ask if you were going to take up DIY as your next passion. ;-) That's an awful lot of one-stroke cakes, Miss Ronnie. Have you considered therapy? Laughing

On the other hand, this is a safe place to talk about our addictions. Great container idea, btw! What brands of paint did you use for all those split cakes?

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Re: The perfect container for a one-stroke junkie... *UPDATE*

Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:46 am

They are all purchased one strokes. But, since I have lots of empty one-stroke containers on my hands now, too, I think I may have to start making some homemade ones!
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Post by Kammy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am

Oh my goodness. Now I'm even more impressed - that's some investment! Laughing Beautiful kit. x
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Post by fesspenter on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:59 pm

I love repurposing!

Throw the 1800 nuts, screws, nails and bolts into a Ziplock bag, and give them to Goodwill. Somebody else can use them.

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Post by maggie on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:36 pm

I loooooove it! Going to have to hit Walmart now lol
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:57 pm

You should sell the containers and recoup a bit. I've thought of putting regular colors in the one-stroke containers to save even more room in a kit. They are still big enough to put the end of a sponge in but they hold 32 gms.

Wait...I shouldn't tell you that. Ronnie, do you want to sell me your one stroke containers? Smile
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Post by Kammy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Hey, me first! Help out a newly-addicted clueless type here! ;-)
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Post by veelux on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Those containers are Mucho Fabulo...good find Miss Ronnie
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Post by billiebcc on Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:04 pm

ooooohhh perfect! Especially since I keep telling myself after my next gig (yea right) I'm going to make *that* cake. There is one color combo I can't seem to find and I really want to try.
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Post by maggie on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:07 am

Denise Cold wrote:You should sell the containers and recoup a bit. I've thought of putting regular colors in the one-stroke containers to save even more room in a kit. They are still big enough to put the end of a sponge in but they hold 32 gms.

Wait...I shouldn't tell you that. Ronnie, do you want to sell me your one stroke containers? Smile

Lol Denise, I was thinking the same thing. Hint, hint!
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Post by MissHeidi on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:10 pm

I've seen similar set ups before and wondered if it's tough to load your brush in the deeper container... I don't have nearly enough cakes to do this yet - just thinking ahead. Wink
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Re: The perfect container for a one-stroke junkie... *UPDATE*

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:50 pm

Not to be a downer... but, plastics leach chemicals. While containers that are meant to store food products should be "safe" I'm pretty sure that the ones sold full of screws are probably not the "safe" plastics.

I would suggest lining any containers you use that are not known to be safe for food with plastic food wrap before filling with make-up products. Just to be on the safe side.

Also... Snaz is known to "eat"certain types of plastic so that is another reason to line the containers with plastic wrap first.

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Post by vegas mom on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:38 pm

Snaz eats away the hard acrylic type containers too... 9bead storage type) Mine cracked after about 2 months... pop! POP! pop! crack. oops
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Post by VictoriaS on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Yikes. The container store has empty containers similar to what you're showing. You don't have to get the hardware mix. But, yeah leaching chemicals are no good. Not all "food containers" or plastic wrap are "safe" either. Ziplock and Saran are bpa free though.

I did notice on some wolf fx labels not to put contents into other containers.
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Re: The perfect container for a one-stroke junkie... *UPDATE*

Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:58 am

If anyone can find these containers ANYWHERE I would love if I can pay you for them and the shipping (You can keep the nails & screws for yourself!) They are no longer carrying them at my local Walmart. They have to be exactly like the ones shown in the photo, though. Any other container is not the exact size. The compartments are the exact size of a one stroke cake.

I am freaking out that I can't buy another one or two of them!!!!!!!!
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Post by elantaura on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:05 am

is this it ?

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=32307
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:39 am

OMG, Sue!!!! That's it! Thank you!!! Big hugs!!!!!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:23 pm

Shannon Fennell wrote:Not to be a downer... but, plastics leach chemicals. While containers that are meant to store food products should be "safe" I'm pretty sure that the ones sold full of screws are probably not the "safe" plastics.

I would suggest lining any containers you use that are not known to be safe for food with plastic food wrap before filling with make-up products. Just to be on the safe side.

Also... Snaz is known to "eat"certain types of plastic so that is another reason to line the containers with plastic wrap first.

Never saw your post until now, Shannon... Leaching? Really? Are we talking a serious threat to my paints or more of a "beware of possibility" situation? Question Essentially, these containers seem to be the exact same kind that bead organizers are made of. And beads are made to touch the skin so I would think the containers to store beads are safe enough.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:28 pm

VictoriaS wrote:Yikes. The container store has empty containers similar to what you're showing. You don't have to get the hardware mix. But, yeah leaching chemicals are no good. Not all "food containers" or plastic wrap are "safe" either. Ziplock and Saran are bpa free though.

I did notice on some wolf fx labels not to put contents into other containers.

yes, there are many containers available at various stores.... and I have tried several different ones. But this particular container is an exact match size-wise for small Arty Cakes and TAG one stroke cakes.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:31 pm

Thanks, Sue! I just placed my order for 2 more containers. Very Happy
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Post by Flourishing Faces on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:21 am

Hi Miss Ronnie and Elantaura.
What was the name of the container that you found on the rockler website?
The link is only going to the site.
Thanks.
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