I recently learned that you can laser print directly on to fabric without transfer paper (although you should use wax paper to add some rigidity for feeding it through). Inkjet does require transfer paper or specially treated fabric because of how the ink is applied (the laser heat sets versus the inkjet spraying liquid ink on to the fabric).
Directly onto the fabric! I have this stuff (purchased at Joann with a 50% coupon years ago):
You can also DIY, using cotton fabric and BubbleJet Set:
I’ve never tried it, but it was mentioned in a craft book I read.
Cool.'ll add that to my wish-list.
The pieces parts (enough to get started anyway) have arrived for a friends xmas present this year:
I’m still trying to figure out how to add lights. I’d like to add them OTH but with these self contained quartz driven movements that’s not really an option - that know of anyway.
I’m going to have to break out the air brush for this - sure hope that’s like riding a bike…
Yesterday, I turned a pair of jeans into a skirt. They were just a little too snug on my calves (“skinny jeans”, pah!), so they needed to be cut.
Since I had some denim left over, I used some of it to make a new hot pad for the kitchen.
The other fabrics were leftovers from previous projects. It’s lined with a layer of Insul-Bright and a layer of cotton batting. I’m hoping to make at least one or two more before the weekend.
and the best thing is POCKETS!
Yup, it’s hard to find skirts with decent pockets!
Well these are a bit less feminine but they are nice…
One day, when I have the $$$…
Until then, I’ll have to stick with converting pants >> skirts. (I now have seven!)
I know Kingsugi is a specialty interest of yours, so I’d like to ask: is there a history of using it on non-Japanese wares? Looking at it as a total outsider, I feel the technique doesn’t work as well on such a different style of porcelain. Is that ignorance on my part?
Worked out great! Thanks again!
you are welcome… which did you go for? I have been partial to vallejo for awhile now as nice as GW paint is their containers suck.
Vallejo Visceral Gory Red (72.711).
I’m currently testing it with/without the orange base that I found worked so well with Gouache and just generally testing different approaches to find my final. Though even by itself it looks like a good, dark blood.
Kintsugi means fusing with gold and it was response to the old methods of drilling holes and using staples/stitches to put back glass, ceramic, porcelain, etc. It works well with a lot of glassware, China, and a few other earthenware as well. I started the purist way, and then just decided to expand it to paint broken pieces, fuse other unrelated wares into it, etc.
I’m about a week late, but if you take this path, grind down the edges of those two cards so that the bevels will allow other cards to slide in.
This is opposed to the edges being grinding, squared blocks for incoming cards.
We see your username. We all know you’re in the pocket of Big Bevel.
I know a thing or two about bevels. That doesn’t make me anyone’s stooge!
Uh-huh… The how do you explain an article in the Glasgow Herald from November 7th, 1986? 45 people die in a Chinook crash.
The cause, fatigue failure of the spiral bevel gear in the rotor box. The original article for the Glasgow Herald isn’t available on Google. But you know what I noticed? All the articles available are in black and white. And your avatar is black and white. How do you explain that Mr. Bevel? Or was that just another handy coincidence?