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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Toxic Paint Fumes-- Help! on: May 27, 2010 03:44:54 PM
Hey Craftsters!

I am doing a class project- costumes for a play. We painted muslin to make cool looking tree-people.

HOWEVER

we weren't aware just how AWFUL the fumes were from this paint. Initially, we thought it was just going to smell bad while the paint was wet. Even after drying, the fumes are too toxic for the costumes to be wearable. We learned our lesson in choosing the correct paint the hard way.... In short, we can't afford (time or money wise...) to do the costumes again the right way.

Is there something we can do to eliminate the smell AFTER the paint is dry? We were thinking applying a sealant might help, but we don't want to make it smell even worse.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

2  California / California: South / Fullerton- Fremm Fest on: July 01, 2006 09:02:20 AM
Alright, so I'm a little late in announcing this-
Fremm Fest is TODAY July 1st. It is a celebration of youth culture and initiative, organized for youth by youth. Vendors (yours truly!), food, and a lot of bands will be there playing. Also, there will be live painting.
I went last year, and it was a blast!!! Please come and enjoy summer with a unique outdoor festival in a beautiful park.

It's in fullerton- more info at www.fremmfest.org
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Postcard- Can you send these over and over again? on: June 03, 2006 06:54:54 PM
Hi!
I'm starting a project resembling pay-it-forward... but with postcards. I was wondering if someone who recieved a postcard could send the same postcard again to someone else. Does USPS do that?

Ali
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How Formal is Winter Formal? on: January 03, 2006 09:57:58 PM
Hi everybody!
I'm going to Winter Formal this year, and I was wondering how formal winter formal is. I know it's not fluffy gone-with-the-wind dresses, but i have this dress:
 
is it formal enough?
I was thinking of wearing it with a light blue shrug or bolero i would have to make or buy (it's gonna be cold!) and a light blue purse i have already.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help with Katrina Design on: September 30, 2005 01:47:03 PM
hey all-
i'm working on a project.. i need more design advice rather than technique.
I'm participating in a Katrina/Rita relief concert thing, and i'm a vendor. (all the proceeds go to the hurricaine victims)
I'm making patches to sell... i'm screenprinting the design on some cloth and using double sided interfacing to make them iron-on.
I have a couple of ideas for the design, here they are.

--A magnolia growing out of some rocks, and puddles. I don't know the phrase, but something along the lines of "out of ____ grows hope" (possible fill ins, despair, disaster, tragedy, etc)
--i was also thinking of something with this design...

i also have red fabric.
--well, that's it. I was planning on having a few different designs so people could choose... but i can't come up with ideas anymore! i have designers block! egad!


any comments, phrases, or good ideas for images would be very helpful.

thanks- A


(cross posted)
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Help with Katrina Design on: September 30, 2005 12:11:59 AM
hey all-
i'm working on a project.. i need more design advice rather than technique.
I'm participating in a Katrina/Rita relief concert thing, and i'm a vendor. (all the proceeds go to the hurricaine victims)
I'm making patches to sell... i'm screenprinting the design on some cloth and using double sided interfacing to make them iron-on.
I have a couple of ideas for the design, here they are.

--A magnolia growing out of some rocks, and puddles. I don't know the phrase, but something along the lines of "out of ____ grows hope" (possible fill ins, despair, disaster, tragedy, etc)
--i was also thinking of something with this design...

i also have red fabric.
--well, that's it. I was planning on having a few different designs so people could choose... but i can't come up with ideas anymore! i have designers block! egad!


any comments, phrases, or good ideas for images would be very helpful.

thanks- A


(cross posted)
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Stain removal- is there any hope? on: September 17, 2005 12:57:23 AM
I'm sad. My threadless.com katrina regrowth tshirt came in the mail yesterday. i wore it to school today, and during art i got a little too excited with the paint and got blue acrylic on it. The shirt is a natural color, not white, so i can't really bleach it. Honestly, i would rather have a white spot than a bright blue spot, but that is a last resort. I would much rather have the shirt in it's original condition (or as close as possible!). The stain is right under my boobs. I would be kinda flattered, but i don't want people looking there all the time. And even if they don't noticably look, i'll know in my heart that there is a stain there and think everyone is looking at it. It's like if you have a bad hair day, you think everyone notices. And it makes me feel sloppy. I like to have a clean appearance, not grungy.

In short- blue acrylic paint stain. a Not white shirt.
So far i've tried-
Spray and Wash (both stick and spray)
Simple Green (spray, i used the directions on the back, three tries)
good old fashioned detergent
all of these i have tried scrubbing with a toothbrush and just letting it work.
Also, I have NOT put it in the dryer yet. That's just silly. (it sets the stain)

i've read on the internet that hairspray works pretty well. But, i don't know how that would work. Does anybody have a suggestion? i really love my shirt....
8  California / California: South / calling 714 craftsters on: August 30, 2005 01:42:51 PM
calling 714 craftsters- where are you?
i'd be cool if we could organize a fair or something.. there's barely anything right now!
so come out of the woodwork! ^^
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Printing Process- Question on: July 25, 2005 01:04:52 AM
I have a question- I've read all of the explanations and I've been confused.

Let's say you're printing a Tshirt. When printing with the screen, do you lay the screen directly on the shirt?
 or do you put something down so it doesn't touch the shirt.
If so, what do you put down? (what height or whatever)

I've only had one good screenprinting attempt. And i think i did it wrong.... but I'm not sure. please help! 
10  California / California: Central / UC Santa Barbara? on: July 09, 2005 11:10:23 PM
Hiya craftsters-
I'm currently college-hunting and was wondering if anyone goes or has gone to UC Santa Barbara.
questions i have:
Did you like it?
Is it friendly there (as opposed to being evil Wink)?
What was your major?
would you reccomend it to an undergrad?
Did you live on campus or off?
Just basic things, really. If there is anything else you'd like to add feel free!
Thanks soo much.  Smiley
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