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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / outdoor wall mosaic on: May 28, 2007 09:31:23 PM
Hey guys--
I'm looking to put a mosaic on a brick wall outdoors, in just one strip that goes laterally acrosss the wall. What would I have to do to prepare the wall? What adhesives and grouts would you recommend? Materials I shouldn't use?

Thanks for any help!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re-using screens on: November 17, 2006 03:40:12 PM
Hey guys,
This is probably a dumb question, but you can't wash screen filler off, can you? There are some screens I have I've used for special occassion t-shirts etc and really have no use for anymore. Is there a way to salvage them?

Also, can you use any material other than screen? Has anyone tried something else?

Thanks guys, happy printing!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Cold Water Dyes on: November 17, 2006 03:28:13 PM
This will be my second time using cold water dyes and I still dont know if I'm doing it exactly right. I've been dying some t-shirts and tote bags that I screen print, and here's my method:

1. I wet the garmets, and follow the directions on the package (Dylon) as for putting everything in, except the fixer (which I continually forget to buy--oh well! It worked alright without it last time). I put lots and lots of salt in, which my art teacher swares by (she was a textile major, so I assume she knows what she's talking about).

2. I stir it and leave it sit for at least an hour or two, until it's the color I want.

3. I carry them into the bathroom and rinse them in hot water, which severly lightens the color, but gets the job done.

4. I hang them to dry.

Is there a way I can use an electric dryer to dry these? Will I risk my dryer being dyed?

I have a batch in the dye now...I'm going to try to rinse them and, since its cold out, throw them in the dryer and see what happens. If we all have blue clothes for awhile--so be it!

Thanks for any help/tips/tricks/suggestions you have.
4  COOKING / Dessert / Cookie Press on: July 14, 2006 01:39:56 PM
Hey guys--I've got a vintage cookie press, and when I tried to use it with some regular sugar cookie mix, the cookies spread like crazy and lost their shape. Anybody have any recipes/techniques that would make my cookies hold their shape?
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