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I think what you are looking for is called a masking fluid. It is sometimes also called liquid frisket. Masking fluid can be treated like paint which wherever it is applied will protect what is underneath. A feature of most masking fluids is that they are removable once dry. Some masking fluids are strongly hydrophobic (water repellent), and water will ...


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Flocking In short, flocking is the application of thousands of miniature fibers onto a surface. I'm fairly certain this is the general approach for what you are seeing on those dolls pictures. Flocking is used to give something that velvety/soft appearance and feel. It's also very easy to do and gives your project a professional look. Flocking is used in a ...


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India ink has only three ingredients: lampblack, water and gelatin or shellac as a binder(in fact, traditional India ink doesn't even contain this), with shellac being much more common. As you've guessed, this means that the clear liquid on top is probably a mixture of shellac and water. Shellac can be found easily online (if you can't find it in person) ...


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Metallic Spandex See some samples at Google Images


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It's difficult to know for sure, but it looks to me like plaster of Paris, also known sometimes as craft plaster when sold in craft stores, which is basically just gypsum plaster. Since it is real plaster, it would be fairly brittle and prone to breaking, especially when applied in a thin layer, as it seems to be on your Santa. It also generally dries white, ...


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These types of scrolls do exist. One example is called an "Esther" scroll case. Here are some examples. http://www.museumsinisrael.gov.il/en/items/Pages/ItemCard.aspx?IdItem=ICMS_IMJ_366069 http://www.magnes.org/collections/museum/jewish-life/synagogue-and-communal-life/esther-scroll-collection http://www.imj.org.il/imagine/galleries/viewWallE.asp?case=...


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It has to be a particular shade of blue. From Wikipedia, it is apparent that non-photo blue refers to a particular colour rather than a particular kind of pencil: Non-photo blue is a particular shade of blue that cannot be detected by graphic arts camera film. This allows layout editors to write notes to the printer on the print flat (the image that is ...


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The drawing of pictures in manuscripts is known as Illumination* The Wikipedia article on the subject (as mentioned in a previous answer) contains a wealth of information on the subject, including this gif showing the steps: Image from Wikimedia commons: link Steps involved (from the image caption): I. Graphite powder dots create the outline II. ...


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I am in no way a jewelry maker, or jewelry specialist. Mostly good at looking up information. Since art is in my field(of enjoyment), spent some time researching the types of chain that was described above. It seems like the type of chain you are looking for is called, "panther chain."


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I believe the closest analog you'll find for human sized PVC pipe that wouldn't be PVC pipe is called concrete form tubes, sometimes under the brand name Sonotube. The Home Depot version is called Sakrete form tube. It's going to be lighter than PVC of human size, but that doesn't mean it will be light. As it is constructed of cardboard, it would be easily ...


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The clay-sand mixture used in casting is known as green sand, foundry sand, or molding sand. Green sand is an aggregate of sand, bentonite clay, pulverized coal and water. Its principal use is in making molds for metal casting. via Wikipedia Different proportions of sand, clay, and other compounds result in slightly different properties, but green sand ...


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According to Mayer, that is water, shellac and borax. Although @walrus answered your question perfectly, I would like to address the other issue: where to find a painting medium that isn’t a varnish. If you are really interested in painting, then I must recommend that you treat yourself to a recent edition of The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer. You can ...


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USE Hog hair or hog bristle brushes are stiff, strong, and durable. Having frayed ends, the bristles are usually not appropriate for watercolouring, as they aren't able to soak up a lot of water, but they are sometimes used for adding texture or scrubbing away faulty layers of watercolour. Exactly because they don't absorb a lot of fluid, they can be used ...


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Pilling occurs when shorter fibers work their way out of a yarn and gather on the surface of the fabric. Generally, pilling occurs due to a given fiber's length/strength, the spin/ply rate of the yarn, and the surface abrasion the garment is subjected to. As to the hat you're posting about, all layers and lining are composed of synthetic fibers. As such, ...


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The manufacturer description can be interpreted quite simply. "Elasticized leather" is not some special sort of leather - that phrase is just saying that the straps are made of leather which has had elastic attached to it. If you do a search for "elasticized leather" you will find this phrase used elsewhere, for example an "elasticized leather waistband" on ...


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I think what you are looking for are called “chameleon paints”, but I cannot recommend you use cardboard. It is better to suited to non-flexible surfaces. Check out chameleon car paint or search on amazon for it. Most automotive shops should stock it. Another option might be to look for iridescent paints, but they just get a bit shinier depending on the ...


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How about a hardbound sketchbook: *this or any other brand **this is a sticker, the cover is black ***they come in variety of sizes and thicknesses


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Looks like it might have been a cat toy... I originally found it in this online shop: www.catsnus.com, but they're available in many shops. They even have a picture of a comparison of a regular, soft crafting pompom and their dense cat pompom.


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Your question brings to mind a concept of water soluble paper. The Google tells me there is such a product, at least one or two, perhaps more. The web sites indicate that it's often used to make easily transportable soap (for camping) or embedded in clear glycerin soap bars. The second link also notes that the paper is quite thin. The first link provides a ...


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In addition to the elements mentioned in User18849's excellent answer, I think the simplicity of each element (in terms of usability and function) and obvious quality of everything, greatly contribute to the apparent coziness. This hobbit hole is an unintimidating space where you don't have to worry about figuring out how to use anything, nor that you might ...


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These are just pom poms on elastic bands. Those particular ones appear to be made from rabbit fur. That is, according to the less that useful description given from the site where this image came from. Korea cute fashion real rabbit fur ball hair ring hair rope single ball wholesale Page appears to be in Chinese Simplified and that is what I got from ...


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PVC and vinyl are both abreviations for PolyVinylChloride. Inflatable float toys and furniture were normally made of plasticised PVC film. In the past the plasticiser tended to leach out giving an intense odour when the item was new and resulting in toys losing their "bounce" after 1 season of use. Modern toys seem to be made of better quality materials. ...


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I believe that Matt's suggestion of what is called plastic mesh is likely to be the best find. The image above shows a typical product known as 7 mesh plastic canvas, for 7 holes per inch and lists as being 13.5 by 10.5 inches without a thickness reference. I've seen this material in the past and found it to be about 2 mm, perhaps slightly thicker. Another ...


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It would be referred to as "1 in 4" satin and refers to the weave pattern. 4/1 satins would be warp faced twills and 1/4 satins would be weft faced twills. For more information on this you can read all about it at https://www.textileschool.com/articles/125/twill-weaves


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Keep in mind that “cosy” is a subjective term. I would describe the style as ‘rustic ’. I’d assume the cosiness you have in mind has to do with the lack of sharp edges; the soft warm colours of the furniture and walls; the scattered, dim soft and warm light; the wood (apart for the warm colour it keeps warmth in and does not resound as much as other ...


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There are "optically variable inks" that change color depending of the direction of the light. They're used on currency as an anti-counterfeiting measure and have found their way into art. I know they're sold in bulk quantities (1-2 kg minimum); you can check out https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/optical-variable-ink.html. There may be resellers offering ...


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Sounds like it could be shellac, possibly suspended in mineral spirits. It might also be damar varnish - but really that is speculation. Why don’t you track down someone from the place and ask them? They probably had very large containers that were hard to work with, so they would put them in more “handy” jars, .


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Using the number visible in the photo, I discovered that the item is sometimes called a "disc golf light" and found that there are single LED and triple LED versions. You can use the same search terms to find a resource of your choosing. I found an inexpensive US-based resource here: disc golf lights Some of the search returns that reference Amazon result ...


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It looks like it's meant to be translucent, even illuminated inside. So I'd be tempted to look into casting silicone for the blade, with a hollow core of the right colour, illuminated. Hollow saves weight as well as giving you somewhere to put the LEDs. To do that you'd make a positive master out of softwood and then a mould from that. Making that blade ...


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I haven't seen paper with such an embossed grid, but you can use regular paper over a plastic grid that does that. They're typically called something like a "freehand drawing grid". There are several brands, like "FreeHand Designer" and "Accu-Line Grid". You put it under the paper. The surface has tiny pyramid-shaped bumps that keep your pencil going in ...


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