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Is brush-on Mod Podge the same as the spray can variant?

Is brush-on Mod Podge the same as the sprayable Mod Podge? I’m using it for a doll repaint but the brush might wipe the watercolour pencil away, or smudge it. I was thinking of sponging it on to it.
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What kind of triangle / ruler is shown in this video?

https://youtu.be/p8LBr6cZPuY?t=530 At roughly the timestamp above the architect uses an odd looking metal straightedge and I was wondering what it was called. I thought it was a regular architect's ...
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Whats is the mm equivalent of US / old UK knitting needles?

When converting from US or old UK knitting needle sizes to mm, what are the conversions for these?
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How to restore a dried lipstick? Make it usable

I have a liquid lipstick that comes with a brush to apply it. It is very similar to a nail polish. The problem is that it has dried and solidified inside the bottle. Can you suggest some chemicals (or ...
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How can I fully bleach a polyester shirt?

I have a shirt that is 95% polyester and 5% spandex. I'd like to completely whiten this shirt. How can I accomplish this? Related: Fade color in fabric
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What is a chopin chain?

I'm trying to select a chain for a pendant, and one of the options is "chopin" chain, vs a "rope" chain (which looks the same to me). What's the difference, where does this style of chain come from?
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What kind of resin can be used to fill a gap in a piece of wood?

If filling a piece of natural wood with grooves in with resin - clear or coloured - what is the best kind to use? This would need to allow for the wood to be used as a table top.
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Why and how do some people use circular knitting needles when working flat / not in the round?

Some people use circular knitting needles when they are working flat, aka not working in the round. Why is that and how does it work?
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How to knit a button loop?

If knitting an item which needs a button to secure something - like a button on the back of a pair of glittens, (a fingerless glove with a retractable mitten) how would you knit this into a row? ...
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Engrave a design into slate sheets

I currently have multiple sheets of slate measuring 8"x12" at 1/4" thickness, and various gauges of colored wire (picked up the wire from the Beading section of a hobby store). I have been scaling a ...
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Ideas and concepts in art worth understanding on a deeper level [closed]

Do you know any ideas and concepts that are worth understanding on a deeper level in art, because I am really struggling to get them in books?
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Laminating with pouches or plastic under 75 micron

I'm trying for my project to create some professional looking covers for handmade books and booklets, so I recently bough an electrical plastificator / laminator machine that support both hot and cold ...
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How to regain a row of slipped stitches?

Last night I was doing knit stitch on a practice piece of knitting in a small patch, 26 stitches long. When I got to the end I'd realised I'd messed up and I had 27 stitches. The yarn I'm using is ...
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What size / length needles for beginner knitting?

I'm a beginner knitter. I have a one pair of knitting needles, which are 4.5mm but seem quite short (30cm or less ish? I cannot see a printed measurement for length on them only the diameter). I went ...
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How to draw snub dodecahedron?

How to draw snub dodecahedron using just pencil, compass and ruler? I already know how to draw dodecahedron, icosahedron, cube, etc. I want to draw it even if it is very advanced because I have no ...
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Casting foam inlay for briefcases

I would like to create a foam holder for my stuff to be placed in a briefcase kind of like this The shaped of the object is fairly complex with lots of curves, and simply cutting a straight through ...
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How best to fill the bottom of a PVC Tee with resin, plaster or some other material?

There is a tradition in backyard chicken keeping of constructing chicken feeders using PVC pipe. (See: https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder/ https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-...
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Food Safe Plaster-Like Material

Does anyone know of a hard, heavy, moldable material (like plaster or cement) that is also food safe? I’m looking for something to make bowls and cups without kiln firing like I would have to with ...
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Knitting pattern in the round

I’m following a pattern for an infinity scarf and it’s knit in the round. I can’t make sense of the cast-on portion of the pattern: Cast-on and Setup rounds: “CO 136 (4 repeats), CO 170 stitches (5 ...
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What materials can be lost wax cast easily?

I am looking to cast a ring using lost wax casting. I know that with my current setup I can cast pure silver, but I got to thinking: why silver? Why not, say, glass? So I am wondering what unusual ...
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How can I make my wall look like weathered wood?

I'd like to cover one wall in my apartment with something that looks like weathered/distressed wood. The wall is 13 feet wide and 9 feet tall. It's currently just textured and painted. My project ...
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What could be causing my sewing machine (Singer 3223) to be sewing zig zag rather than straight?

Strange problem/query, but my Singer 3223 has decided to sew a small(ish) zig-zag style pattern--even when the stitch dial is set to the straight stitch. For clarity, the stitches in the zig zag are ...
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Determine kind of jewelry

I have found my grandmother's brooch. She is dead now, so I can’t ask her about it. Can anybody determine what kind of jewelry this is? I'm also curious about whether this type of jewelry had or ...
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Overcoming the 6mm rule in glass fusion

I am trying to pull off glass magic. I am trying to take fine glass frit (System 96) and turn it into thin ~1-2mm plates without bubbles. I have been reading about the 6mm rule and how the glass will ...
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Create a head bust (maybe plaster or paper mache)

I got a new headset for Christmas and got the idea to create a holder for it. I was thinking of a bust, on which I can put my headset. I sculpted the bust in the 3D program Blender: Now there are a ...
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Can pigment ink somehow be used like a stamp-pad?

Relatives gave our little daughter some stamps (I mean the little plastic things whose front has a protuding (text or image) pattern that can be used to leave the same mark on paper many times) as a ...
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Is hard water suitable for the usage of watercolor?

I do not know whether hard water is suitable for watercolor usage or if it will cause any damage to the color when it comes to archival quality. If it does cause damage, are there suggestions for ...
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What's the name of this specific style of craft ball?

How would you describe this type of craft ball? It is about 3/4" in diameter with small, thin, shiny, glimmery ribbons. It's more compact and dense than most of the fuzzy craft balls I've found online ...
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Precise microwave oven control

I use a microwave oven for a lot of crafting projects (heating, curing, and drying materials). This often needs to be very precise and controlled. I experiment with times and power levels. However, ...
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Removing the clip on Rotring 600

I hate the clip on my Rotring 600. Information I found online stated that you can't remove the clip without bending or breaking it. Is there a non-destructive way to remove it?
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How can one leave internal void cavity in fused glass piece

I am trying to make a solid fused piece that would have a shape in the center. I suppose you could make the shape in the glass with a fuse step and then tact fuse a top and bottom on to it. I am ...
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What knitting/weave style is this?

Here it is used on a simple and light winter hat. Also: is this doable by hand? Front: Back:
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Drawing Detail In Dark Hair?

When drawing from reference photos, and the hair is photographed, the definition of the hair is muddled. No lighting on the hair. Almost like a silhouette. Ex. I lightened the image up to see if I ...
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I want to make antlers for a costume, what materials should I use?

I want them to be very realistic and about the height of my head. My biggest concern is weight, I’m unsure as to what materials to use. I also want the way they are attached to be very discreet and ...
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Does Cyanoacrylate glue inhibit Mold Star silicone?

I used CA glue to bond two parts of a model together in preparation for making a mold of it. I used Smooth-On Mold Star 20T (platinum cure) silicone. In places where the CA glue was exposed on the ...
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How can I tie a tight knot?

I'm working on making some chimes, which involves tying a (tuned) piece of metal to a piece of wood fairly tightly - ideally, so that there is always a gentle force pulling the chime together with the ...
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Where can I find/make paintable opaque green domes?

I've been looking for an item I need which is a hollow hemisphere with outer diameter of ~25 mm. Ideally, I'd like them in green, but I can only find them in clear. Do these sorts of domes exist in ...
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Does a gauge recommendation refer to pre- or post-washing dimensions?

I'm following this pattern to make a sweater. For the gauge requirement, it states: 17 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch Then the schematic shows the front/back panels having a width ...
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Use of white watercolour paint

I've been starting out with watercolours, and have been wondering what the purpose of white paint is. The best way to make something white is to never paint on it in the first place, and other ...
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What are some tips to figure out what to draw? [closed]

I struggle with deciding what to draw- I like to use markers- mostly Copic. Sometimes even prompts don’t work. What are some strategies for coming up with ideas for what to draw?
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How to polish indentations in soapstone

Recently I carved a little pig out of soapstone and made him look like he was hairy (pigs are covered in bristly hair, you know). Now, I found a wonderful article about how to polish soapstone, and ...
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Binding variously sized pages into a book

I have a bunch of paper memorabilia which would like to bind into a book. The challenge is that there are two types of pages, each type having a slightly different size; and the pages interleave. I ...
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How long does invisible lemon ink last?

I tried searching for this online, but after a few minutes I couldn't find a conclusive answer. Does anyone know how long it lasts? That is if I write a message in lemon on a piece of paper, keep it ...
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How can I secure stiff fabric to wood without risking ripping and without adhesives?

I am planning a project using simple 1" x 2" pieces of wood and attaching a length of textile between the planks. The wood will be about 12 inches long, and the fabric will go from long-edge to long ...
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Glue for polystyrene

I want to glue together several sheets of polystyrene (just a prototype / research project). I choose extruded polystyrene for its extra strength compared to expanded. However, I am not sure sure ...
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DIY galvanize copper on stainless steel?

For a little project, I would like to oxidize or galvanize stainless steel. So far I figured out, that it is not really possible to oxidize stainless steel yourself at home. There for I had the idea ...
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Which glue works for acrylic painted slate and mdf

I have used acrylic paint on broken used roofing slate and have tried to attach mdf cutouts with a hot glue gun and then pva glue but neither adheres. Is there a glue which would stick the slate and ...
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Is a blanket stitch doable for first-time knitters?

I have a fair amount of crocheting experience but no knitting experience whatsoever; I want to make something for my cousin’s new baby in time for Christmas, and I think a nice, simple baby blanket ...
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What paint should I use to make a portrait glow in the dark?

I want to surprise my friend with a portrait painting of his image that will be glowing in the dark but don't know what paint to use. Any help please?
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What's the name of a concept where objects take on forms out of different things?

I think the title is the most proper question that could come up in my mind, as for an example - take a look at 2014 ESC postcards: or this: Thanks in advance!

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