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Bind a back with its pages without stains

Hello I started doing some perfect binding tests, I'm using a vinyl glue and for all concerns the pages being bind together everything worked fine so far. I'm having some throubles however in binding ...
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Drafting tapered pants for better outer seam pattern matching?

I am interested in modifying a straight-legged trousers pattern to achieve a more tapered look. I found a good resource for how to taper pants legs that includes tapering on both the outer and inner ...
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Cleaning and oiling a Singer 3002

I would like to properly clean and oil a borrowed Singer 3002 machine! I have the instruction manual but it only says clean and oil, without much instruction on how to do that. I've been looking for ...
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Is there such thing as squeezing your values?

I was reading the answers to What does it mean to “push your values”?. The accepted answer shows that when working with a narrow range of values "the image looks hazy as though looking through a ...
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What tool or technique is best for cutting circles in matte board?

I am laying out a frame where I will have to cut approximately 200 aligned 35mm circles in a matte board or foam core board. I will be putting plastic coins into the holes and backing with another ...
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Make imprinted folds in paper?

I have always liked the little Minecraft papercraft figures that you can buy at the store. You punch out the figures from the sheet and then fold up along the fold creases. Recently I saw some party ...
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Muslin as a curtain with the option to remove hooks

I just purchased some green screen muslin as a background for video editing, and am wondering how to best attach it to the wall. Both the wall and the green screen are 6m wide and 3m high. Most of the ...
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How detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball?

Say we had a couple of decades to make a sculpture, how detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball? Is it technologically possible to create human sculptures in ...
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Do reference photos have to be the same size as my final drawing?

I’ve been teaching myself drawing for about 6 months and find reference photos very helpful, especially to get proportions and values right. I usually use my phone for the since I don’t have a printer,...
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Best Online art forums? [closed]

List of best online art forums?
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Help on trying to achieve a specific type of shading

I want to more or less figure out the mechanism behind a specific type of shading, as seen in the following image (the artist is moderndayjames): Attempt #1: Attempt #2: Linework: (Originals can ...
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How to draw human body in chest/collarbone area?

As I have found myself learning more about the human body anatomy, and less focused on the human anatomy of the face, I am struggling with the latter. I am an expressionist. I do want accuracy, and ...
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How do we know that Louvre version of Mona Lisa painting is the original one painted by Leonardo Da Vinci? [migrated]

Please excuse me if this question seems trivial to art and painting experts but recently I became aware that besides the Louvre version of Mona Lisa, there is another version called Mona Lisa Prado. I ...
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Can Dollar Store Tool Bench Hardware Wire be baked in oven?

I recently purchased some 6m wire from the dollar store for a sculpting project. However, the wire seems to have a sheathing on the outside. (See pic) Is this stuff safe for baking in the oven with ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

I have seen on Instagram that artists are able to draw curved lines which appear as if drawn by machines. I have also observed artists holding their pen in different ways than what is taught in ...
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What can I use to cover raised mosaic edges?

I purchased a tray with a glass mosaic inlay. The raised edges of the glass pieces are rather sharp and I want to cover them with a clear layer. What can I use to safely accomplish this?
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Why are parallel lines in the real world not drawn parallel as they head to the vanishing point?

I'm working through Perspective Made Easy, and the introductory section about parallel lines has thrown me, specifically pages 23 through 25. The diagrams are especially confusing to me; for example, ...
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What's the name of this cartoon style?

What's the name for this style of cartooning? Has anyone written about its history? It's been around for a few years and people are using it everywhere. Some things I've noticed: It's used a lot by ...
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Page repair ideas

As pictured below, what are some ways to repair the damage shown on a book’s page? My thought is to use several matte-finish shipping labels as a medium for fixing the page. Would this approach work? ...
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How to tell a story through pencil drawings?

When sketching, I can usually visualize a comic strip containing multiple images that tell a story. I want to try merge the images of a comic strip into a single drawing that has a story. I don't know ...
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How to recreate drawstring effect on this dress on homemade nightie pattern

I have 2m of fabric, and I want to make a cotton nightie with it. I want to create drawstrng shoulders and also a front drawstring that ties losely. I managed to find an image similar to what I would ...
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Can artist use graphite powder made for dry lubricant

Graphite powder for use by artists costs significantly more than graphite powder used as a dry lubricant. Is the latter usable for the purposes of artists? Is it hazardous in any way?
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Which technique was used to paint the picture? [closed]

Recently I saw the following drawing on Etsy and I was wondering if I could do a similar one in acrylic: Do you have any idea/tips how the background was done? At first I thought it was achieved ...
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Can white gesso be diluted to make it translucent?

I cannot get a hold of clear gesso. It is not available for delivery from Amazon to my country and, given the pandemic, all art supply stores are still closed. However, I found several sites that can ...
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How can I paint 1000 wooden balls that are 1" each?

I'm developing a board game that requires 92 balls that are 1" diameter each. The cheapest balls I've found this size are wood. (I'm skipping Durofoam / Styrofoam because I want them to have some ...
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How do I smooth, cut, and drill holes in glass found on the beach?

I’ve collected lots of glass and stones from the beach near me and would like to make jewelry with it. I’d like to be able to cut the glass into shape, drill small holes into it, and also be able to ...
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Old crochet terminology: “3 under 3 chain”

I've recently come across a nice library of antique Irish crochet patterns at a site called APL. I'm having some trouble understanding their language (some of it seems to be different from what we use ...
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Dressmaking and pattern layout: folded vs open fabric?

I've bought the Wilder Gown pattern from the Friday Pattern Company and the layout instructions seem to suggest you don't fold the fabric before cutting the pieces, instead keeping the fabric open/...
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Letters on a wire tree [closed]

I'm thinking of making a wire tree where the branches will be named/tagged. The problem is the branches will be grooved by the twisted wire, so I'm not sure what technique will give the best results ...
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Can I use wood glue to fixate poster paint?

With my son I made a wooden shield, glued canvas over it and then he painted the canvas with his sigil. We used poster paint (children's paint) because I remembered I could not completely wash it out ...
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Replenish the ink of a fountain pen by dipping

Will a fountain pen suck up the ink into its reservoir if I simply dip its nib into the ink?
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Need help identifying this antique ruler (50 Centimeter) with “S & C” stamp [closed]

Is there anyone that would be able to remember if he ever seen this stamp or initial somewhere ? I have done research for over a year now, with only one unsuccessful conclusion but probable theory. ...
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How can I force metal sheet to rust rapidly?

Basically my metal sheets are new and I need them to be with that rust effect rapidly. Thanks
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Pastel fixative

I have used a Winsor & Newton fixative for my pastel works. However, when I touch it, the pastel still comes off. Is there any way I can completely fix my pastel paintings? I sprayed fixative ...
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Beeswax applied as varnish is still tacky

I applied Michael Harding Beeswax to a completed painting. I put my brush directly into the jar and brushed it on. It’s been over a month and it is still sticky, or tacky. The wax did not come with ...
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confused about varieties of linseed oil

I am fairly new to oil painting. Please explain the differences between refined linseed, cold-pressed linseed, boiled linseed, double-boiled linseed, etc. I am confused with the variety and would like ...
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How to fix this Work in Progress

I paint with soft oil pastel on black canvas board. Painting nose is difficult. I feel nose should be short, but it will increase distance between nose and upper lip. If I decrease distance ...
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How to reduce ink flow of Pilot Parallel Pen?

I have a 2.8 Pilot Parallel Pen. It simply flows too much ink when writing. I have the 6mm too and it is just fine. Is there a way to reduce ink amount? https://pilotpen.com.au/products/parallel-pen/
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Can I use polycrylic over a fixative?

I’ve made an acrylic painting on a wood slice, but added some detail with a chalk pencil. I normally seal my wood slice art with polycrylic, but I’m concerned about smudging the chalk when I seal. ...
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Which glue should I use to strongly attach a label to glass? [duplicate]

I am making decorative glass bottles for home use and in that connection I need to attach labels to the glass bottles. The bottles are empty and will not come in contact with liquids at any point. ...
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What is the “fine art term” for office printer as medium?

I'm submitting artwork that uses prints from an office printer, and I want to describe that in the list of mediums used Pencil is referred to as "graphite" so, is there a term for using an office ...
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Is there any way to salvage a broken needle (discrete form-factor, hard to replace)?

My wife broke a needle, which apparently is not a conventional one you could easily buy a replacement for. Not surprisingly, a search online reveals the general consensus would be to simply replace ...
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What magnification do I need to read an inscription on a gemstone?

I want to get into gemstone collecting. Some gemstones have laser inscriptions on the side from the grading lab that gave the gemstone it's color. What level of magnification would I need to read and ...
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How much fabric is needed in this instructional?

My wife comes and asks me whether or not she has enough fabric to complete a project. She gives me a square footage of what we have on hand and then a yardage — not square yardage — called for by the ...
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What is a linear meter?

I'm just trying to understand the concept of a linear meter. I'm aware that rolls of fabrics can have different widths and depending on the width and need a shorter or longer part of this fabric. ...
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What would be a good sealant to use over Posca on rocks and plastic?

Im painting some rocks for a school project, little ones around a garden, and im looking for a good sealant/clearcoat. The rocks are pretty porous, but the paint is water-based, so it will easily come ...
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Which steels can be nitrogen quenched?

I have been making knives as a hobby mostly for myself and friends for some time now. I have been using mostly carbon steels such as UHB20C/1095, O1, 5160. I want to step up my game with more exotic ...
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Are sewing-machines from elna and janome identical?

It seems that Janome bought Elna some years ago. Now, a lot of sewing-machines from Elna and Janome seem to be identical, but they differ in price. For example "Elna 864 air" and "Janome AirThread ...
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Singer 7466 lost timing

Does anyone know how to reset the timing on a Singer 7466? It lost timing the other day while my wife was trying to sew fabric too thick for the machine. After that the needle was coming down at the ...
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I want to paint a shelf in White , and a mask in it like image attatched. What should i use? [closed]

I want to paint a shelf in White , What should i use?

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