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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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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 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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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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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'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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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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There are lots of variations on neoprene. It can have different additives that affect characteristics like softness and surface appearance. Sometimes it is bonded to a fabric. There are variants that are very soft and a little tacky that will grip a surface for extreme non-slip. But as long as it's rubbery and soft enough to conform to the surface, it ...


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It is all fine - choose whatever you think is important to communicate to your audience - that is, what you think will get your concept across. Mixed media as a medium in the visual arts is not strictly defined. With two mediums you can also opt to simply name those two (e.g. "watercolour and gouache"/"oils and ink"), so it's even clearer,...


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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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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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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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The product shown in the image is often called elastic shock cord. It is usually but not exclusively a rubber center with a wrapped fabric outer covering. The "not exclusively" aspect is because any manufacturer of elastic cord can call it shock cord. Bungee cord is another somewhat ambiguous term which will return from a search this same product, ...


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There are a number of ways to do this and still keep the material flexible. Here are a couple that lend themselves to low-quantity, low-cost applications: Start with a sandwich of foam rubber, like EVA, between two layers of fabric. The outer layer of fabric needs to be a little stretchy, and the backing fabric non-stretch. Use spray adhesive to bond the ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Two non-flammable solid options to make a holder/base yourself are: Aluminium (which might need different tools but is in some ways easier to work than wood). I'd probably use two plates joined with screws, drilling appropriately-sized holes in the top one to leave pockets for the candles Plaster. I'd make a wooden box, fill it with plaster of paris and ...


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Combining different painting and drawing materials, rather than one medium. Some examples could be: Using heavy paper material for reworking into the painting Oil pastels on acrylic, and watercolor paintings Soft pastels used on watercolor paintings Watercolor pencils and crayons Charcoal working on top, in between, and into the paint Pieces of cut up ...


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