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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Melting PET bottles? on: January 06, 2011 12:57:50 AM
I've researched a bit on this topic, and I read that melting PET bottles (the caps, actually) is safe to do in an oven, but I was wondering if someone here has actually done it. I have a toaster oven that heated a piece of plastic to the point where it softened (there was food inside at the time, so I freaked out and never knew if it'll melt completely).

I was concerned mostly about the toxic fumes I've read about. And what container to use to handle the plastic as it melts.

PS: I'd also like to know if someone has tried this and poured the melted plastic in a resin mold - which is my current plan for the project (a small badge, 2 inches). Does it stick to the mold, or does it pop out without adding anything to the mold?
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Does this look too hard for a newb? on: January 05, 2011 04:02:58 AM
I've been in love with this design for... Well, some time now. I was wondering if the design would be too hard for someone experienced, because if so, I'll rethink my method. I was planning to hand-embroider the design on a large piece of black cloth. Full scale (or, as close to full-scale as I can estimate - I haven't done the exact computations), it would be about 60 cm. tall. And the cloth would be a lot bigger.

It's only one color, but still. Opinions?

Design in question: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/618/wallxii20.jpg
(just the red part)
3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Yo! on: January 02, 2011 06:07:24 AM
Hey! Newbie here. I've been looking for an art and craft forum and ended up here.

It was weird that I had to say that it was year 2010 to register. :S

ALSO: I was wondering. The stuff I make are life-sized prop replicas from video games and TV shows and stuff, and I have no clue where to put my questions. Which boards do I post?
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