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What flattening technique is used when a pant / trouser length is altered?

When purchasing a new pant, it needs to be altered to the length of my leg. When I get the alteration at a branded store, the edge is nice and flat, as shown in the image below. However, when I give ...
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How to create 3/4 face angle on a cartoon character?

It's me. I want some advice on how to create a side angle easily. If you have the front face ready. I created a character recently and was only able to create his front face, I am having trouble in ...
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Is there a machine that can make an overhand stitch the same way a human makes it?

Because normal sewing machines have a needle that goes in and out of fabric, not around it, they cannot make overhand stitches. However, for some jobs the true overhand stitch is ideal, so it would be ...
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Is my ceramic glaze too watery or too deflocculated

Hopefully there are some ceramic gurus on here. I have bought a premixed stoneware glaze powder. It has directions to add 1 L of water and 0.5 L of pehatine (so 1.5 L water) to 1 kg of glaze powder (...
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Identify Spanish silver hallmark

I am trying to identify a hallmark on the work of a Spanish silversmith (shown below). The makers mark is hard to discern. It might be a stag or an ostrich. The assay mark or town mark at the bottom ...
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Can anyone know any site like this one? [closed]

Recently, I found out this site https://art4.ru.com/ I think this site provides tutorial classes for beginner artists.But I don't understand the Russian language, so can anyone help me to find such a ...
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Needles for machine-sewing rubber

Now I have a sewing machine with a walking foot (Bernina Activa 145), I'm having another go at my upcycled bike inner tube wallet design (old question from when I tried hand-sewing it); the answer I ...
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How to copy an embroidery pattern to a Bernina Bernette Deco 500?

I have a Bernina Bernette Deco 500 which comes with a card of a strange format. I thought at first that it was a compact flash, but it has only one pins row. From what I read, this machine use the PES ...
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Is there an international standard for cruelty free natural brush bristles?

Is there an international standard for brushes that use animal hair bristles that shows them to be cruelty free? For example that the animals were raised and slaughtered under humane conditions, or ...
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How can I mount a painting paper onto wood?

I have an oil painting - done on oil painting paper - which I would like to mount onto wood (plywood or solid). How can I achieve an archival bound of paper to wood? I'm especially interested in the ...
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Is there a type of ink that dissolves in epoxy resin?

Inspired by this question, I suddenly wondered if there is a type of ink that would dissolve slightly as the epoxy resin sets. Say that a text gets printed on a sheet of white opaque acrylate, and, ...
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What is this stitch option on my Euro Pro Deluxe Denim & Silk

Curious about this odd "offset" stitch on my sewing machine, does it have a name? When would it be used? It's under the "stretch" heading, so I gather it would be used on stretchy ...
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Painting order when creating a "glowing edge" on a magic sword prop, using an airbrush

When airbrushing a full size cosplay prop of a magic sword that is gradated from near black in the middle (centerline of the sword) to near pure white at the edge (Blade of the sword), with blue and ...
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Why do some artists leave the top off of their airbrush reservoir open when painting?

The instruction videos from most airbrush manufacturers always show the dual-action gravity-fed airbrush being used with the tops firmly attached to their paint reservoirs, but many artists choose to ...
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Cutting Polyresin

I recently got a statue (Yes Man from Fallout: New Vegas, if you're curious :3) and I was looking to cut it to add electrical internals. What is the best method of cutting and re-attaching pieces of ...
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How can I make hollow transparent spheres between 25 and 29 mm diameter?

I'm restoring an old fan that used a horseshoe-shaped steel pipe for the base, and the ends of this pipe are closed of with two caps. The caps are made of a transparent plastic, their shape reminding ...
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How do I make my first cast on stitch a purl stitch?

So I've read that the slipknot is considered the first stitch of a project. Is the slipknot a knit or a purl? If it's a knit, then how does one start with a purl? I know how to do long-tail casts for ...
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Is there a way to "revive" or protect hand sewing needles from corrosion?

I often find myself hand sewing small seams or buttons, repairing a garment or embroidering something using standard hand sewing needles. After about 8 hours of active use, the needles start to become ...
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How do I move my yarn to the front or back for the first stitch of a row?

My edges tend to look sorta weird and I suspect it's because I'm not moving my work to the front for purls and back for knits, on the first stitch. When I already have one stitch on my needle it's ...
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Does water colour paint on miniatures washes out a when it is freely moving inside water or oil?

I am making a small paperweight liquid toy, and I have no idea which type of paint to use to paint the buoyant object inside in order that it doesn't loose its colours while moving inside, this is an ...
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Why is my sharpening stone producing a lot of dust/paste or crumbling?

I got this sharpening stone and soaked it in water for an hour before using it on some fairly dull pocket knives. I have never sharpened a knife like this before, and only have watched a bunch of ...
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Methods for removing acrylic paint from PET or PLA model kits?

Are there any recommended ways to remove acrylic model paint from a PET or PLA model kit that has not been varnished. For example, to allow old kits to be stripped down and repainted once your skill ...
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Is water resistant PVA (type 3) a good option for sealing indoor kitchen concrete countertop with a sink?

I am planning to cast an indoor kitchen countertop out of concrete including a concrete sink. Something like this: (the hole is for a small cooktop) I am planning to use glass fibre mesh for strength,...
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A simple way to create the appearance of wooden roof shingles?

I am planning to make a miniature that is approximately 6x5", with a roof covered in wooden shingles. The body of the model will be PU foam. Are there any suggestions for materials or techniques ...
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How to achieve sharp straight white margins on rough watercolor paintings?

I am looking for ways to create razor sharp edges of watercolor paintings. I provided an exeample that I found online from a paper manufacturer. Was wondering how on earth they managed to stop the ...
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Borderless printing on DIN A6

For my project I would like to print small cardstock cards (250-300g/m^2) roughly size of DIN A7. Now it is almost impossible to find paper and printers for that format, so I figured I will use DIN A6 ...
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Creating a scaffold for UV resin coated model that will easily peel off once the resin has hardened?

I'm going to make an Alien Pod as an art project. Normally I would create the basic shape using foam, wood or clay, and then pour the resin over the top and harden it with a UV lamp, leaving the ...
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How do I draw an evenly spaced spiral around a long cylinder?

I want to make a set of giant sized candy cane decorations for my driveway next Christmas consisting of a white downpipe with a red strip painted around it, and a hanger on it for a lantern. Like you ...
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Is there an equivalent to Gelcoat for casting plaster?

I have experience casting fibreglass canoes. When I cast a canoe I first coat the inside of the mold with Gelcoat for a smooth, fibre-free exterior. I am planning on casting some little plaster/resin ...
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Is there a bookbinding technique that will work with sheet protectors?

I have a recipe booklet I disassembled and put into sheet protectors (I'm a bit of a messy cook at times), and the 3-ring binder I put the sheets in is a bit bulky and prone to popping open. Is there ...
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why pursue art? [closed]

I am new in this community. Recently, a thought has been bothering me a lot and I haven't able to give myself a convincing answer about the same. Some background over here, I am software engineer who ...
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How do I "capture" spray paint so that I can apply it with a brush to touch up some damaged areas on a model?

I have several pieces of model scenery that I originally painted using a spray paint for the base coat. I want to touch up some of the paint, but I can't simply spray them again as the areas are too ...
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Captain America suit's raised surface pattern?

What is the technique/fabric technology to make raised surface pattern as seen on Captain America suits (see the image below)? At first sight, I thought it was quilting pattern, but upon closer ...
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What brand of pastel is this?

I have spent hours searching online in art stores and amazon trying to identify the brand of the pastel below. It has the perfect hardness for my artwork, no other pastel can reproduce it, I have ...
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How to preserve/care for a leather book?

This is not exactly a craft made by me, but this is the best thing I can find to ask this question. I am a new owner of a nice leather bound book, got it a few days ago, and I am wondering how exactly ...
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Can you cast candle wax in a HDPE Mold safely?

I'm looking into cheap materials I can cast candles into, and I'm wondering if recycled HDPE plastic would be a safe mold to cast candles in.
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How to erase visible pencil marks on wood that has been painted over with acrylic paint?

I'm painting acrylic on smooth-sanded birch plywood, painting along over some pencil marks I made as guidelines. Some pencil marks are now painted over with yellow acrylic and the pencil marks still ...
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How do you apply sodium silicate to a ceramic bowl to achieve a cracked effect?

How do I properly apply sodium silicate to a ceramic bowl to achieve the type of effect seen in the image below? I know that I need to apply it after I have opened the hole in the bowl on the wheel, ...
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Platinum-gold alloy sword [closed]

I just recently discovered that platinum-gold alloys are most wear-resistant material in the world. What if someone could forge it for me and test it. I need those information.
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Definition of mixed media in painting

Consider an aquarelle painting mostly done with watercolour and little touches of gouache. May it be considered as mixed media because it includes more than one medium, or does it still qualify as ...
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How to remove resin epoxy mould base + hardener stain from wooden surface

I have stains left on my table after some work I was doing with Fevicryl Mould-it (a mixture of epoxy mould base + hardener). I didn't realize at that time how difficult it would be to clean it, and ...
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Best adhesive to use for rubber gaskets inside ceramic column?

I'm working with a ceramic column and I'm trying to connect a soft rubber gasket to it, but I need an adhesive to hold the rubber gasket inside the columns. I need advice on which adhesive to use ...
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Future-proofing paper and ink letter

I would like to write a letter, in the present, addressed to my children in the future (no sad reasons involved; I just thought it would be nice to share my emotions of a new parent directly with my ...
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What is it called when we view a person from the back?

There are several ways to indicate the angle at which a person is depicted in the visual arts: en profil/in profile, en trois quarts, frontal. While these all generally relate to portraits, I wonder ...
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What is the easiest way to wax the bottom of a ceramic pot before glazing?

What is the fastest way (i.e. most efficient way) to wax a ceramic pot before glazing. I'm starting to do production pottery and need to find the quickest way to wax the bottom of pots without wasting ...
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Natural coloring for holiday ornaments instead of acrylic paint? [closed]

Interested in making crafts that would be natural coloring for diy projects around the holiday season. webstaurantstore.com gave a lot of examples of what to use as a natural food coloring, which ...
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How to prevent paint from peeling off of clay christmas ornaments?

Last year I made DIY clay ornaments to give as Christmas gifts. I did some experimentation prior to the important day but still struggled. I have tried an air dry polymer clay by Sculpey, as well as a ...
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Can you use PLA filament from a desktop 3D printer with a 3D pen?

Most 3D pens on the market (for example the 3Doodler Create and the Mynt3D) use rods of 1.75mm PLA filament. This appears to be very similar to the 1.75mm PLA used by a desktop printer. Which is ...
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Why choose a thick or thin frame for displaying artwork?

I came across two kinds of frames: First type has frame width around 1 cm to 1.5 cm max. But it is thick frame. I mean if you view it from side, it will look thick.               Second type has ...
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What is the name of this 3D rendering style/technique with solid colors and black outlines?

Is there a specific name for this style of 3d art where objects have a black outline/border? Some of them are colorful (like Lucha Fury) while some of them have a simple color and shading (like the ...

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