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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Danger Flying Squirrels Ahead! *hopefully* on: April 18, 2008 03:36:11 PM
UPDATE ::  WE HAVE SQUIRRELS (and baybeees!)

thought I'd mention, I never posted back to give an update Smiley

I know it's been a while (ok a couple of years)

I'm making another nest.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: silkscreen on METAL using EZSCREENPrint .. HELP! on: October 19, 2007 02:02:36 PM


here's a copy of the handiwork..it's on annodized aluminum (the annodization process makes it black) and i used oil based paint, it's the tube kind I got at a local arts store.  I used the heaviest paint possible, it took FOREVER To dry, so I sprayed it with some laminate towards the end, it seemed to seal it.

the controller is 8inches X 6inches.. I forget the size of the  (I'm pretty sure it was 12pt), but it was small. I ordered the HiRes sheets and they really made a difference. If you don't have small images or fonts, the regular works nicely.

I love this product, it was so easy to work with. I'm getting my niece a kit as part of her birthday present!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: silkscreen on METAL using EZSCREENPrint .. HELP! on: October 05, 2007 07:35:36 PM
I was just about to ask the same thing... has anyone used the Photo EZ kit?  Does it work out pretty well?

I went ahead and used it... it works REALY WELL. If you have small images/print line I did, go with the high resolution screen instead of the regular.

I wound up using an oil paint, it took FOREVER to dry on metal, but it worked well for a prototype. If you have any suggestions as to what paint would work well with metal, pls feel free to post this info!! thx 
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / silkscreen on METAL using EZSCREENPrint .. HELP! on: August 28, 2007 06:46:15 AM
Is there a specific type of ink to print on metal (Anodized aluminum)?   I'm going to be printing the pattern on a computer..

Is there any special equipment needed (mesh?) for metals? Or anything else I should know?

any kit suggestions...?? I've been looking at EZScreenPrint, has anyone used it? How did it work out?
http://www.ezscreenprint.com/

I'm kind of lost here. I found alot of tutorials, but all seem to involve fabric or wood or vinyl...  Huh

no metal

Any and all input welcome!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit1's Human Heart and Knitty's "Flora" on: August 25, 2007 08:27:56 PM
OMG that heart is too cool.. where did you get the pattern?

I LOVE IT!
6  UNITED STATES / Connecticut / Re: Connecticut yarn stores on: July 12, 2007 05:04:22 AM
am i going crazy, or is laceweight a weight of yarn? I was extremely erked when a woman at the village sheep in new milford insisted that sock was the lightest weight and i could use sock weight yarn for a lace-cobweb weight pattern!!!
not only that but they don't do returns, only store credit.

I've heard not so great things about the Village Sheep from more than one person.. that they're not all that helpful (especially if you don't buy something. Then they'll drive you out of the store!)

it's a shame, I've been in there and they have good product ( and its really close for me) but I'd rather go someplace where the people are helpful and NICE
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Birdhouse Gourd on: May 04, 2007 05:22:25 PM
I have always wanted to dry gourds, and use them to make things, however, I am not really quite sure how its done.. Does anyone have any tips. I live in a really humid climate, and well, when its time to harvest it usually starts to get really cold and we get snow.. So leaving them outside to dry is not an option.. Can anyone give me any suggestions? I want to plant som gourds soon, but I don't want to have them all rot on me.. Thanks.



There are a couple of tips over on GardenWeb
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/gourds/msg081709457479.html

I just poked holes in the bottom of mine and let them sit in a well ventilated place (the deck in the back of my house). I didn't have any problems with rodents/racoons/possum, all which frequent my backyard.. even the wild turkeys didn't look twice (they come up on the deck from time to time  Shocked )

I think the big part is sitting and waiting.. but it's worth it in the end!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Birdhouse Gourd on: May 04, 2007 06:07:07 AM
Wow, thats a long time Shocked, do they need to hang, or be stored at a certain temperature? Did you have any trouble w/ rotting?

I just kept them outside on a shelf, upright. only one rotted but looked a little iffy when I picked it off the vine.

they may have been dry sooner, I only checked in March (I harvested in late September.)

It may take a while, but it's not a big deal and worth waiting for. I havent decorated them (yet) but they look really cool!   Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Birdhouse Gourd on: May 03, 2007 06:42:32 AM
i've always wanted to do this, how long do the goards have to dry? how do you know if they are done? is it when they ''rattle"?

I poked holes in the bottom and let them sit for six to eight months. That my vary depending on the size and type of the gourd.

I've got four that are dry, one 'imploded' Sad
10  UNITED STATES / Connecticut / Re: Connecticut yarn stores on: March 28, 2007 12:52:48 PM
has anyone been to this place?

ENCHANTING YARNS. 25 N MAIN ST. KENT, CT 06757 (860)927-5241.

I'm still working thru a big box of yarn I got from my mom and from a garage sale.. but someday I'll buy something new ^_^

the village sheep in NM is a little too scary and pricey for me, not too friendly to a n00b...  Cry
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