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Questions tagged [paper]

For questions about the selection, use and characteristics of paper in arts and crafts.

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How to paste tissue paper onto thicker paper?

I have done a print in linocut on a piece of tissue paper. Now I want to paste it on a thicker paper. How I can paste tissue paper with a linocut print onto thicker paper?
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Paper airplane maker

There was a machine that made paper airplanes. Now my question is this: what’s the name of the machine & are there any pictures of same? I’m just EXTREMELY curious about this supposed machine .
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Is there a grade or type of paper that will take glue without wrinkling?

Most of the question is in the title: I'm trying to find a kind of paper that I can slather in wet glue without it wrinkling. I've seen this question - How can paper be glued to cardboard without ...
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Pack kusudama flowers bouquet for shipping

What is the best way to pack paper flowers for shipping? I was thinking to use packing peanuts and some newspaper but I'm not sure if this will work and my bouquet will arrive without bents or big ...
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How can I draw right angles with just a ruler?

If I am trying to draw a rectangle or square on a piece of paper I can use existing corners of the paper as a start point. However I lose accuracy when completing the square or shape on the inside of ...
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Paper for Custom Book Jackets?

I wanted to make a custom book jacket, but I'm not sure what paper to use. Any help would be great. I live in the UK so if you know what the paper is called over here that would be even more amazing. ...
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How to age playing cards?

There are already very nice answers about paper on this and the rpg section, but playing cards are a little bit different and at the same time more specific as they have a special finish and a certain ...
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What techniques exist to create larger sheets of origami paper from smaller ones?

What techniques (if any) others have used to join smaller squares of paper together to create, as seamlessly as possible, a larger one to work with?
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What alternatives exist instead of freezer paper when it comes on shirt bleaching?

I have seen this video where you can customize tshirts with bleach. As a necessary part of it is freezer paper where you transfer stencil design on it. But in Greece is hard to come by, therefore I ...
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Irreversible Origami Envelope

In Patrick Rothfuss' novel The Wise Man's Fear, the main character briefly mentions that he has a way of folding a letter to be its own envelope in such a way that it is not possible to reopen the ...
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kinds paper to work with while working with watercolors?

I mainly use Bristol, but it becomes wavy after a few coats of water. I have some regular water color paper, but I'm not a fan of the roughness of it. Are there other types of watercolor paper I ...
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How many pages does a book leaf have?

A co-worker asked a riddle that got me wondering about the anatomy of books and book binding methods. The Riddle: A leaf is torn from a paperback novel. The sum of the remaining page numbers is 15,...
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Paper Bridge Project

I am an engineering student and, for my final project this semester, I have to build a paper bridge. I plan to use rubber cement to glue the tubes of my bridge, but I want to use something else to ...
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Drawing a newborn baby

I got comments saying that the pose is flat and the form has no shape and that I should draw simple 3D shapes. I don't understand what they mean by form having no shape or pose being flat. Here is my ...
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What type of printer should I use for cardstock?

I am going to be printing my own greeting cards in high volumes. I am looking to buy a printer that can handle the high volume and colors. What type of printer do I need for this, an ink-jet or laser ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

I want to make super thick invitation cards. When I use white glue, it looks great for a day but then it starts curling. Any idea what I can use ?
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Using watercolor blocks

I have a question whether if one begins to use a watercolor block for drawings, if the paint stains the sides of the other sheets in the block by the edge, or does the glue prevent this? I wondering b/...
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Making foil numbered digipak CD cases at home

What I want to do is have each CD digipak (basically a cardboard CD case) foil stamped and slightly sunken (embossed? reverse-embossed??) into the cover. I'm looking for suggestions on how to do ...
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How can I cut paper in one cut with scissors?

While gift wrapping this holiday season I was trying to cut gift wrap with scissors in one pass. That is to say that I was not opening and closing the scissors while I was cutting the paper but trying ...
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What criteria should I consider for choosing paper for watercolor pencils

I have been researching about the types of paper that are well suited for watercolor pencils. But so far, I've come across hot, cold, and rough pressed paper. I'm not entirely sure if these are the ...
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What markers are like sharpies without the fumes?

My 5-year-old's gotten really into drawing all kinds of things with sharpies, but the smell is pretty awful (and mildly unhealthy). What marker has the look-and-feel without the fumes. The super-...
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Papier maché with toilet paper

I have been looking at instructions for DIY hamster toys and equipment. It's recommended not to use newspapers for hamster projects because one doesn't want the hamster to injest the ink. (Hamsters ...
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Proper glue to adhere laser printed paper to glass beads

The setup: Trying to make custom fridge magnets that are a large glass bead (with flat bottom), printed paper circle with text or image, then a magnet. So... Glass Adhesive Paper (printed side up) ...
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Lickable glue for handmade envelopes (gum arabic)

I am looking for a way to put down a strip of adhesive on the tab of handmade envelopes. I would like to have the adhesive remain dry on the envelope and only become tacky when it is licked/moistened--...
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Tool for sealing paper ends

Is there a tool that can seal paper similar to a paper wrapper on a plastic straw. Or how else can a fold the end that will look neat?
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Creating Color Bleed From Magazine Cutouts

Im currently working on an art collage project where I want to cause the dyes and inks from magazine cutouts to bleed, smear, and run across their paper. I have tried paint thinner, bleach, vinegar, ...
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Cheap sanded pastel paper?

I am a beginner artist, and have been exploring the medium of soft pastel and the different surfaces for some time now. Not long ago i came across the Uart sanded pastel paper; once i experienced the ...
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Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

When making things that go in bottles (primarily beer), I want to add labels to the bottles. I like the look of matte paper labels such as those found on fancy wine bottles, but I'm having difficulty ...
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Sketching paper for amateur artist

What is the cheapest paper for sketching, but is also really good for erasing? I sketch in my free time and it's getting harder and harder for me to find a good type of paper to use. I currently am ...
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What are the differences between Oil painting paper and acryl painting paper?

I have an oil painting paper block that has a nice linen finish (looks like canvas). I want to try acrylic painting on this block. Are there characteristics of oil painting papers that impede the ...
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How to remove black glue from Arches paper border?

Just got an Arches block of watercolor paper, parer sheets are glues together on 4 sides with a BLACK glue. It seems a really good paper but i can't find a way to remove the black glue on the border ...
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What spray product could protect paper against grease?

I glued a bunch of origami to a paper lantern, like in the photo below. I plan to hang it near the kitchen. But I'm afraid that grease from cooking will ruin it. Is there a product (preferably spray-...
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How can I decorate paper on mug or plate?

I remember when I was in school and the teacher gave us just newspaper. We cut words from it and decorated our mug or plate. I don't remember how we glued or adhered to the plate or mug so it was ...
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Are GSM and teeth related to each other when the paper is cold-pressed?

If the paper is cold pressed, should I assume that 300 GSM paper will have more teeth than 200 GSM paper? Does higher GSM mean more teeth for cold pressed paper?
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Should 300 GSM toothed water color paper be used for pencil colors?

These seem to be toothed as well as they have a great GSM. But, it has been mentioned there that they are for water colors. Since toothed paper is required for holding pencil colors, will these be ...
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How can I cover a large posterboard with glitter?

I have a 22"x28" posterboard that I'd like to cover in glitter. What can I use to get the glitter to stick to the posterboard?
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Blacklight sensitive paper

I'm working on a college project which involves blacklight. I know about the blacklight sensitive paint which glows when exposed to the blacklight. I also know that some papers are sensitive as well. ...
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How to make retail-friendly adhesive hang tab packaging

So I have looked all over the interwebs for how to make (or buy) a paper-backed adhesive plastic package with a retail-friendly hang tab. This is exactly what I'm looking for, except that I'd like to ...
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How can I fan out my magazine tree more evenly?

There was a Martha Stewart catalogue in my office that I made into a "tree" over the course of several lunch breaks. My co-workers have turned it into the local menu holder. I know that these ...
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How to apply diamond dust to a canvas?

How can I apply diamond dust to a canvas or photo? I've searched the web but can't find any information about it. I've used photo spray glue but it's too sticky.
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What kind of paper to use for airbrush practice?

I'm just getting started with an airbrush and I plan to spend some time practicing basic techniques (dots, straight lines, curves, etc.) using cheap acrylic paints which I will dilute down to airbrush ...
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When does replicating a design become copyright infringement? [closed]

We make Christmas cards using button designs and saw some very nice additional ideas when flicking through Pinterest. If we recreate the design, albeit hand drawn by my Wife, is that an infringement ...
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How many two-page spreads (160gsm A4 paper) should be bound together in one signature?

I'm binding a sketch book as a birthday present. This is my first experience in book-binding. I've bought 16 A4 sheets of 160g/m2 black paper and I wonder how big should be one signature of sheets. I ...
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What is the easiest/cheapest way to seal/stamp a brand in craft paper?

I was just browsing in Pinterest and I found this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/454511787378322393/ and If you can't see it, I'll upload the image here: Now, my question is: what is that? is it ...
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How to keep scratch art paper clean and free of pencil and eraser marks?

I was introduced to scratch-art in high school and have loved it ever since. The problem I repeatedly encounter is in keeping the surface of the paper unmarked where I want it to remain black. I have ...
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How to glue a paper on a three-dimensional shape without creating wrinkles

I am trying to create a model of a pair of shoes in paper and I've run into a little problem. I'm trying to shape the toe-piece without creating wrinkles or cuts in the paper - I want it to be shaped ...
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How can I make my own perforated edge?

I'd like to make my own perforated edges on paper, so I can tear certain designs instead. I don't like the odds of tears when I just fold back and forth, and I don't want to use cutting in this case. ...
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How to decrease the intensity of the colors or how to make colors less obtrusive? [closed]

I've made an color scheme which is based upon the analogous scheme. It uses three neighbours (on the color wheel): darkblue, cyan and violet. I like it basically and I'm going to use it for a flyer ...
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Where can I get brown packing paper mesh?

I've been working on a collage with some packaging paper that I received in a shipment from somewhere and I'd like to get some more. There are some pictures of this kind of paper in Google Images and ...
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What components are involved in this kind of scroll?

I've seen pictures of scrolls such as this, that contain their material within a larger metal case, and are read by pulling the material out using a tab on the side. Image from game: Skyrim All of ...