My brother's trying to recreate a semi-homemade board game that we own, which is (to simplify) made up of playing cards glued to a painted wooden board. I'm not sure what the original glue we used was (probably Elmer's glue or rubber cement), but the cards aren't sticking to the wood anymore.
Questions for you brilliant craftsters to help me with:
1. What kind of glue should my brother use to attach the playing cards (which have a waxy plasticy coating) to the painted board?
2. Would it help to sand the backs of the cards? To color-copy them and use paper images of the cards instead of the cards themselves?
3. What kind of coating can my brother put over the cards to help them stay put? From reading a few posts here, Mod Podge springs to mind . . . but I've never worked with it, personally. Would applying it result in a smooth surface? How well does it work on large surfaces (approximately 4 feet by 2 feet, if I remember right)? Any tips on applying it?
4. We've talked about creating a paper or cloth/vinyl board instead of a wooden board that we could roll up to store. Any thoughts about printing card images onto vinyl or canvas?
Any help would be very gratefully received! Apologies if I'm duplicating questions that have been answered elsewhere . . .
I was sad too, Craft_t. It was one of two things I sold . . . I was gnashing my teeth thinking "Why don't you people buy something that WOULDN'T sell in my store???" Plus I had you in mind the whole time I was making it, and I doubt that the buyer will appreciate it as much as you would. I'll re-make it, though, even better than the one I sold (I did the stripes a little funky, yours'll be better).
sweets, sent you a convo back on etsy.
Gosh, I wish I had told my boss I'd start up my winter break job on Monday instead of today . . . then I could get some more knitting done! Gar!
For those thinking of wristwarmers: let me know what materials you're interested in, and what colors, and I'll get crackin'.
All I've got ready-made right now is a pair of supersoft robin's-egg blue wristwarmers, but depending on how busy the weekend gets, I can knit one or two pairs by Monday, more by the end of next week. Lots of grey supersoft in stock, plus lots of scraps, so I can do two-color stripes if anyone's interested. (The lime-and-pink ones I made got snapped up in person before I could list them online! Otherwise I'd have pics . . . they were cool, though.) I also have some green bulky yarn that would knit up really, really fast that's a slightly more "masculine" color.
Katt: 51 inches of scarf so far (I'm knitting and reading, and periodically coming back to the computer to check for updates to this thread!)
Anyone else ever feel a little warm fuzzy burst of pride when you look at your feedback ratings/comments? I've had a couple of nice buyers lately that have given me some really happiness-inducing compliments . . .
Hm. I've shipped to Canada, and I think I have filled out a customs form before that required a telephone number, but none that I've done recently. I can't remember now if the postal worker I gave that package to said I had to have the phone number or not . . . Anyone else have a more useful insight?
Craft_t - maybe, instead of leaving feedback, write the seller a convo to let her know that you think it's unprofessional of her to forget an order; although, come to think of it, if she got pissy about that, she could just throw negative feedback at you out of spite. Hmm. Talking to admin may be your best route here . . . or just chalk it up to experiences you'll avoid in the future, and move on.
Sillysausage - eeeep! How awful! That doesn't seem right that they should take money out of your account after the e-check cleared . . . how long did the check take to clear?
Katt - scarf's coming along . . . I'm a bit more than halfway done, and I'll work on it more tonight. After I get some food. Need food.
I woke up and it was snowing this morning. First thought: *$#! it's going to be cold. Second thought: I need to knit some more wristwarmers, 'cause people are going to be wanting them . . .