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1  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!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / i took the plunge and made a worm bin! on: September 23, 2006 08:19:01 PM
I had followed the directions  here (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50901.0) from a craftster post, it's been working GREAT ... but I upgraded a little :



With winter coming I don't want to schlep out to the compost heap, this way it's nice and close to the house.

I'm happy with it, and the worms seem pretty content too..  Wink
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Bat House (don'tcha know bats speak french?) on: June 11, 2006 08:42:46 AM


I hope I spelled it right. I don't speak french.

I repainted and touched up my a bathouse I made last year.. and decided to use my handy woodburining tool to dress it up a little. I didn't get any tenants last year (the spot was shadier than I thought.. I put it up in the early spring before the leaves grew in  Undecided ) so I though that I'd put it in a warmer/sunnier spot, and label it in case there was any doubt in the bat's mind as to whether it's a bat house or not haha.

I was going to write Le Bar Bat and draw a martini glass on it (it was then name of a nightclub in NYC back in the 90s) but I thought this was a little cuter, and my neighbor is a French woman in her 70s.. I figured she'd get a kick out of it! I was going to ask her how to spell it but I want it to be a surprise! (it faces in the direction of her house, and she's been asking if anyone's moved in.. she loves nature)

Fingers and wings crossed that someone moves in.. they're all in the barn right now, and we'll be getting a new roof put in next year or the year after, so everyone needs to relocate, at least temporarily...

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Danger Flying Squirrels Ahead! *hopefully* on: April 27, 2006 06:45:32 PM
I made a flying squirrel housel and jazzed it up a little using a woodburning tool that I picked up at Joannes with one of those 40% off coupons.



more details in links "
inside of house
closeup (I didn't design this I found it online somewhere. I think it's the name of a record label, that's why he's holding a mike):
from the side

The day I was putting the finishing touches on it, the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day was :

nidus( \NYE-dus\ ) noun

1 : a nest or breeding place; especially : a place or substance in an animal or plant where bacteria or other organisms lodge and multiply
*2 : a place where something originates, develops, or is located


The lettering is a little primitive, I skipped woodburning in camp LOL... and the imprint of the squirrel was done with a flat tool that transfers laserjet images onto another surface. Pretty neat.  I'm hoping some residents take up soon, they have two litters in a year, and tend to return to a site year after year if it's to their liking. There's metal around the entry hole to keep out bluejays and ground squirrels.  We have the critters around here, they've been 'brought' into the house by one of our four legged furry tenants.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / bottle labels... on: October 27, 2005 05:05:36 PM
whats the best way to make labels for glass bottles(like wine labels)? Ideally I'd like clear labels, but that's not written in stone (or glass. haha).

I'm not sure regular Avery labels are the way to go.... ??

thanks in advance!

PS Can't do etching.. I'm too spazzy  Sad
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / sculpey decorating question... on: October 22, 2005 04:03:07 PM
I've "inherited" some scupley faces that I'd like to adhere to
1. plastic pots and
2. bottles (either directly to bottle or onto string)

I'm not sure what the best way to 'fasten' dried Sculpey is...  Huh

Weldbond? Gorilla Glue?

I'm stumped.

Anyone?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / DIY Hummingbird Feeder.... on: July 07, 2005 04:03:02 PM
has anyone made one? I saw one described here: http://www.webguru.com/homemade-humming-bird-feeder.htm

(you have to scroll past the annoying ads at the top)

..using a glass soda bottle.. but I thought I'd throw the question out here!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / cat bed with a twist... on: June 18, 2005 09:12:09 AM
I know this has been posted before but I couldn't find the thread (the search didn't work?? ). I made a cat bed for my new kitty.
 
Here's a closeup of the fabric..



It's sort of personalized.. he's blind (he ran into a car in 1999)



but he seems to like it..



..so its a hit!  Grin
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Delta Texture Magic on: June 18, 2005 07:10:41 AM
I was looking for cement stucco for stenciling a pattern on bricks for the garden.. and I saw this stuff



Does it work? Will it hold up outside, or do I have to put a laquer or sealant on it? Has anyone used it, and how did it last over time?

 Huh Huh Huh
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / anatomically correct heart fabric on: June 01, 2005 08:54:32 AM
Does such a thing exist? I'm looking for fabric (pref cotton) that has a pattern with hearts on it.. but not the hallmark kind, but you know the real kind...

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anyone?

thanks in advance!
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