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What is the purpose of different needle felting needles?

For needle felting there are different types of needle points and different sizes to choose from. How do you select the right ones/what do they do?
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I have a bunch of bright white cardstock. Is there something I can add to make it glossy like glossy card stock

so I ended up with a bunch of bright white card stock I want to print trifolds on. Since I want to use up this paper, is there anything I can get to add onto the paper AFTER the print job that will ...
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Easter crafts, any besides eggs?

Are there any home crafts regarding Easter besides eggs? Easter will be coming fairly soon calendar-wise after all.
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How easy to cut a turn light?

How easy would a item like this to cut on a laser cutter? I might want to cut out such a item for Christmas! As you can see I’m just decorating it with glitter at this point. . Update picture
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What is the best way to sew knit/stretchy fabrics?

I’ve done my research and actually tried some of them but the end results are the same: wonky. I’m using needles specifically for knit fabrics, I have used a knit foot. I have tried adjusting the ...
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Affordable micromotor for jewelry

I'm trying to find a cheap micromotor or small dremel suitable for drilling, sanding and polishing jewelry and precious metals. I'm not sure if it's possible to find something usable for under/around ...
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MFA without bachelors degree [on hold]

I've studied fine arts for 3 years but the school only offers a diploma. Is it possible for me to apply for an MFA without having bachelor's degree?
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What is the best acrylic resin to use?

I am making key fobs out of my Grandmother's China- I broke one plate to use as mosaic tile. For the blank bezel trays and China to work it needs a clear top. China is to thick for bezel dome to be ...
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Needing help with different mediums [on hold]

I love doing crafts I can then frame and put on the walls. I have done tapestry and diamond paintings. I am now looking for something else to do using a different medium other than wool and doamontiee....
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What are the differences between different black oil paints?

Assuming they are all the same grade (let's assume professional grade to simplify the question), what makes one better for one purpose or another? I understand that there are a variety to choose from: ...
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How can I make egg-tempera that doesn't deteriorate?

I've been working with a traditional egg-tempura technique that I was taught, but I have had some problems with the paintings later on. The recipe is essentially one egg-yolk (without the yolk's ...
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Can an oil painting be finished with wax to create a matte finish?

I've heard of paintings being finished with a thin wax coat, but I didn't know if this could be done with oil paintings specifically. If wax is not compatible with dried oil paint, what other ...
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How do I stop my finished pencil picture from smudging? [duplicate]

I swear, I have been drawing for years yet i still cant figure this one out. How exactly do i stop my finished pencil picture from smudging? I would appreciate anyone's help or ideas to the situation.
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How to paint rough but distinguishable people with oil paints?

I've been teaching myself wet on wet expressionist style oil painting lately and my landscapes, cities look awesome. But... But when I go to add some small detail in amongst the fray, particularly ...
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Paraffin candle burnt (or rather melted) WAY too quickly?

So... I'm new to candle making; I got some paraffin (nobody here sells soy wax), molds, stearic acid and other ingredients. Today I was trying the second candle I made; it was not a small candle at ...
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How to sew a ripping zipper back on

Is there a good technique for repairing a zipper that is ripping apart from the lining? About 4 inches have torn away from the fabric and I really don't want to replace the whole zipper because it ...
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Why do some artists use narrow tonal ranges?

Why do some artists use narrow tonal ranges in their paintings? What is the advantage? Some examples: One art writer I read writes that a narrow tonal range produces a "metaphysical" feel to the ...
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How to free this sewing pin from the finished shirt

I had something rather silly happen today. I altered the cuff of a storebought shirt, then machine washed the shirt. While hanging it, I noticed this: There is a pin left in the cuff. Its head is ...
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What needle depth should I set to prevent the machinery from hitting the needle?

I'm working on an old Singer sewing machine. How should I adjust the (highlighted purple) screw in the image below? It sets the depth that the needle goes down below the clothing being sewn. If I ...
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Technical advices for getting better with oil pastels?

I'm very new in both landscape painting / drawing and using, mixing colors so one of the reason for making relatively simple paintings is my unexperience. I got a small pack of oil pastels as a ...
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What classical painting depicts a trial or a slavery bidding, where a naked female is standing before a crowd? [closed]

By 'classical' I mean it looked not modern, so it had to be painted at least 100 years ago. I came across that painting in maybe an educational video, but can in no way remember what is was. The ...
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What are the different type of artist brush configurations and their purposes?

I have bought many paint brushes recently, for acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc. I'm experimenting with paint at this stage. Some of the brush packages have little charts showing what the different ...
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What is this holographic material

I have some decorations that have standard fairy lights behind some plastic which creates a kind of holographic effect. There is a similar product here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JB979HD What ...
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Advice on preserving an old painting

The image attached is of a painting which is deteriorating around the edges of the frame. The paint appears to be falking off of the canvas. It is between 70 and 80 years old, I don't know what type ...
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What Solvent to mix with oil pastels [duplicate]

I came across below question. I struggle to osint tiny areas with oil pastels, and hence use Tortillions as makeshift brushes. What type of solvent to use with OP so I can paint small areas? What ...
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What is this texture called?

What is this type of texture on a fabric called? I've seen knit fabrics with these tiny specks with a contrasting colour.
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Is it really necessary to spray Oil Pastels with a Fixative

So far, I use oil pastels on paper, mat it, then seal it in bag. Now I'd like to use on oil pastels on stretched canvas. Was told that dust will accumulate, oil pastel will get smudged, hence I need ...
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Can I be a painter as colorblind?

https://enchroma.com/pages/moderate-protan Based on this and previous, "normal" (with doctor) tests I'm having red-green color blindness. As for real life experience, I don't think it's very strong, ...
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Hang canvas without frame

I wish to paint on stretched canvas. How do make it ready-to-mount (for gift-giving), or am I compelled to also purchase a frame, and drill holes in the back? Canvas https://www.jerrysartarama.com/...
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What are requirements for ballpoint/rollerball colour pens for art-grade drawing?

Some days ago I saw incredible coloured pen-drawings in some exhibition. I would like to try this medium myself. But before buying some pens I would like to get some requirements for ballpoint/...
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Learning to work with a rotary tool

More or less by occasion as I searched for something original I could craft myself, I decided to craft a walnut jewelry box for the proposal. It went well! :-) For this purpose I had bought a rotary ...
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Preserving Chalk pastel artworks?

I got multiple chalk pastels sets and I'm really excited to use them, but I'm afraid to see the artworks messed up afterwards. Even though there are probably sprays I can buy to solve this problem, is ...
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protective paint for coins

I have an antique silver coin that I was planning on displaying on a ring, and I was wondering if there was a protective paint that I could put on the coin. The paint needs to be scratch resistant, ...
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Is it possible to clean and reuse a silk screen with a vinyl mask?

My wife and I have been getting into silk screen printing for garments. At moment we do this primarily vinyl screens cut with a material cutter. I have a design that I want to make one t-shirt of now,...
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Is there a way to emboss paper without using any tool or machine?

I want to try paper embossing at home but have no clue how to start with it.
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Is there a name for a pattern which alternates circle and square tiles?

Google search doesn't give any results or it does but for a different pattern type :
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What are some non-cracking air dry clay brands?

I have Darwi and Ponart clays, I tried the Ponart one which is not very cheap, and not too light/too soft, but still cracks a lot! So, I stopped doing clay works, because rather than working on the ...
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How does the step transition in this origami construction occur?

In Tanteidan Convention Book 13, Nautilus (186-197) (Link to extract: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QxtIK4txrjl4iz2ZHLOYuIJoFJtT-JFj/view?usp=sharing) I am unable to physically realise the fold ...
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Fixing cracks in air-dried clay?

Whenever I work with air-dry clays, the sculpture shrinks in size and there occurs lots of cracks. It is really time consuming, and hard to fix. So far, I tried filling in the cracks with glue and ...
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What is a castable gold-coloured metal that is less expensive than gold?

I have plans for a table with a gold inlay. Problem is, gold is expensive and the inlay is quite large (it's not a 'wire' inlay - I'd be casting a pretty substantial piece and setting it into the ...
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How can a repair a hole in my sheepskin jacket?

I mistakenly put my jacket on a rounded hook. The weight of the jacket put it through. Now, I have a thumb size hole under my collar. I could leave it but I worry it could get larger over time and ...
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Permanent Bracelet At Home

I would like to recreate a permanent bracelet at home for my girlfriend. I'm an engineer and can solder electronics. Would this be possible? Something like this - https://www.vogue.com/article/...
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How to lubricate toothpicks for model building?

I'm trying to assemble a model chronograph. At several steps, the instructions say to insert wooden cocktail sticks (toothpicks) through narrow holes in wheels. Unfortunately, the supplied toothpicks ...
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Rotary tool: How to insert bits into collet straight?

I've got a rotary tool (aka Dremel) with a collet like this one (aka quick change collet): You insert the shaft of an accessoir like a drill or diamond bit and tighten the collet nut to hold the ...
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A cork tree made of other materials?

My question is this:regarding this item could it possible to make it out of other solid materials? Theriatically it should be possible to do it with other materials, I just wanted to be sure.
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Capsule making?

Is it possible make letter capsules in wood or fabric? I just ordered some plastic versions of this item from amazon.com and was just wondering if it was a possible to make them myself. These are ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

For years I've been looking for a low cost, reliable source for 1/2" thick acrylic (plastic/plexiglass/Plexiglas(R)) sheets in various colors and sizes. The only things I can find are clear/non-...
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Is it possible to recycle the glass bottles and jar in desired shape and size by melting?

I have a lot of glass bottles and jars. I want to convert them into new items of different styles and shapes. Can a glass object be molded into a new shape by melting? If yes, then how?
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How can we cut mirror or glass in a desired shape?

How can we transform the glass in the desired shape or size. If we want to cut a glass which instrument should we use on domestic level.
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How to get spray paint off of concrete, wood, and metal

I was working in my basement studio and a piece of acrylic punctured a red Krylon outdoor paint spray can which exploded onto the unfinished concrete floor, concrete walls, metal cabinets, and wooden ...

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