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When you are not sure what material to use as a base for your project or task, such as type of fabric, paper or metal. Try to be as specific as possible to help narrow down choices.
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should be used when asking general questions about the act or process of painting itself (verb form) - i.e. applying paints in a controlled manner, usually with brushes or similar tools - to …
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For questions about the use of pens, pencils, chalk, etc. to create images or patterns on a 2-D surface.
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The craft of connecting two things using a needle and thread. This tag can cover all methods from hand-sewing to machine sewing. Questions specifically about specialty "sewing" crafts like embroidery …
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For questions regarding general glues, pastes and tapes.
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For questions about the selection, use and characteristics of paper in arts and crafts.
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A liquid substance spread over a surface to apply color. Use for general questions about paint, or when trying to select an appropriate paint for a project. For the process of applying paint, the "pai…
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Selecting a tool based on requirements of a specific application or project.
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For questions about all types of fabric and textiles. Use with the specific fabric material, such as felt, if known.
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Questions about materials, tools, and techniques specific to the craft of knitting. Those questions that apply to knitting but aren't specific to it may fit better in the [yarn] or [fiber-crafts] tags…
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Protecting an art or craft to reduce damage over time, and/or during the creation process.
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Specifically for questions about crafts primarily using wood.
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For questions about utilizing plastic, or materials meant to be used with plastic. Questions about specific types of plastic, such as PVC or ABS, should also use those tags.
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For questions about working with acrylic paint, whether in a current project or an existing work. Questions could be about techniques, mixing colors, cleaning it up, preserving it, and more.
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Oil paint is a medium made from suspending pigment in a type of oil. Questions can be about working with the oil, preserving it, selecting the right type, using the paint on different surfaces and mor…
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The process of creating fabric through interlocking loops of material strands using a hook.
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Determining the type of material used in an artwork or craft
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When wondering what kind of technique can or should be used to achieve a certain effect or result. This can range from e.g. drawing or sewing techniques to preparing materials for processing. A det…
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For queries involving the use and selection of metal as part of a crafts project. This includes questions about the cleaning, maintenance, and restoration of metals of all kinds.
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Working and shaping metals with hand tools or machines to create sculptures, jewelry, functional pieces and more.
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Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting.
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For questions about arts and crafts specifically involving glass.
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for questions about the creation, reparation, or upkeep of jewellery, including the selection of materials.
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Use when trying to figure out the name of a technique used in an existing art or craft.
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For questions about selecting the media to be applied to a project, such as what type of paint, pencil or adhesive.
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when asking about the mechanics, properties, upkeep, or usage of sewing machines.
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For questions regarding the use of casting epoxies, including selection, handling, molding, and modification.
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Cutting or trimming materials with scissors or knife. This tag is best used in combination with a more specific tag about the material being cut and/or tool being used.
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Primarily for questions involving graphite pencils as a medium. Also for general pencil questions that are medium independent, such as grip. Use the colored pencil and charcoal tags for those specific…
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Questions about the use, properties and selection of yarn.
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For questions about creating, mending, altering various types of apparel, or using clothing as part of another project.
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For questions about casting of liquid metals, plastics, resins, etc. into a mold or desired shape.
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For questions about the general nature of color and color theories, but not about the process of applying color to works. For the latter, use the specific medium tag (e.g. [watercolor], [oil-paint], […
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How to use equipment or chemicals in a safe manner, or minimize hazards associated with an art or craft item, including making it child-safe.
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For questions on the process of book binding, including preparing covers and pages, assembly, and using book binding tools.
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Watercolor is a painting medium made from suspending pigment in water. There are a variety of materials it's used on, such as canvas, watercolor paper, and vellum. Questions are about using watercolor…
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