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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Questions about masking fluid on: May 03, 2012 03:00:47 PM
Hi everyone,

I am hoping that someone can help me with some questions about masking fluid. I usually do paper crafts or sculptures but I have been venturing out into painting and drawing lately... mostly so I will be able to draw my sculptures in advance and have new techniques for painting them.
I just discovered masking fluid and have used it successfully with watercolours, but I want to try using it with acrylic paints because I have a great idea and prefer acrylics, anyway. (Also, I have no more watercolours and can't spare the money right now, so that doesn't help!! Embarrassed Undecided)

So I have 3 questions:
Can it be painted on top of acrylic paint that has already dried? I have an old canvas with a background already painted...I would like use it, if possible, instead of using a blank one. It is really nice and I have no other use for it right now. (It is the inspiration for my great idea!)
Does anyone have a good website or resource about using masking fluid with acrylic paints?
Can it be used with watercolour pencils?

Thanks in advance for your help!!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / What technique is this? on: January 08, 2009 08:42:50 AM
i am not sure if this is in the right area, but i hope someone can help me.

i found a website for a company that does t-shirt parties. They use a technique where the design is coloured by children and then ironed on to the shirt. http://www.t-shirtparties.com/nomess.html

My question is basically how do I do this? What do I use? I like the fact that there is no messy paint involved, and that the children are allowed to colour the paper rather than the actual shirt.  I work with children and have tons of cousins so i would really like to do this at home without having to pay a company to come in.

Thank you!
3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / pm suggestions on: October 23, 2008 12:54:18 PM
I like to keep my sent pms, but far too often i find myself forgetting to check that little box. I think it would be nice to have them save automatically (or maybe a setting in our account that we could opt for.)
k- im a dummy!!! we could do this already, i just never realized!

Also, I think that it would be good to have a drop down menu where we could select which page of pms we would like to go to. I hate having to click on page 1 just so that i can get to page three. It would be just like on the forums, where we can pick whichever page we would like to view.

Lastly, I think the pms would be way easier to navigate if it were done in more of an email style, (like hotmail or gmail setup). I personally dont see the need to have them all in font of me. i would rather just select a topic and open the pm.(again, maybe an option we could opt for)

What do you think?
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Covered shot glasses on: September 17, 2008 09:32:35 AM
I've covered some shot glasses with fimo and they turned out pretty nice, but i havent put any gloss or scealer or anything.
I know whats out there, my question is what varnish would be the best/safest for drinking glasses? or should they be used for decor only?
Thank you!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hockey lovers?! on: September 09, 2008 09:07:53 AM
With the nhl season just around the corner, and the minor leagues starting soon as well, I think that there should be a hockey lovers swap. I love hockey (and i mean live, breath, eat!) and I am always making hockey stuff for myself and others, and I am sure there are others here who would like to recieve hockey stuff!

Right now I wouldn't be able to organize one, because I've only done one swap, but I'd be willing to organize it in the future. And i would definetly join one if someone else organized this!

What do you think??
6  COOKING / Dessert / Strawberry cheesecake on: September 08, 2008 01:15:16 PM
Hi everyone...
I made some yummy looking cheesecake today that I want to share with everyone.
I'm not a cheesecake fan but I was assured that it tastes good.
It has oreo crumbs as the crust, regular cheesecake, with chocolate dipped strawberries on top. It's a thin cake, but that was what my mom liikes.

7  COOKING / Dessert / Fundraising cupcakes on: July 08, 2008 08:33:45 AM
I'm raising money for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, which is a two-day, 60km walk benefiting the Segal Cancer center in Montreal, Canada. For more information on this great event: www.endcancer.ca/goto/stefani.ilkich

As part of my fundraising, I am selling cupcakes.  Excuse the terrible pics!

These first ones are tie-dye, my personal favourite:

Next I made some dog cupcakes. I took the idea from a magazine, but I cant remember which one, although I think it might have been Good Housekeeping.

These ones are pink ribbon cupcakes:

And last but not least, in keeping with the breast cancer fundraising, I have breast and bra cupcakes!
The photos don't do them justice, because they look way better in "real-life"!!!

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