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Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper

Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper
It was purely by accident that I figured out this method of transferring a printed image. It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface. Now, this project I am about to show you is not very exciting, but it will give you the idea of how the transfer is done...so here it goes. I decided to cover my old and dirty mouse pad that looked like this: I used canvas and cut a piece a bit larger that than the mouse pad. Then I cut a piece of "Heat n Bond" the same size as the canvas and, following the instructions, adhered it to the back of my fabric. I then centered the mouse pad onto the back of the canvas and, again, using my iron, adhered the canvas to the top of the mouse pad. I cut a piece of macramae jute and secured it to the edge of the pad using hot glue. So, now you know how I covered the mouse pad...onto how to do the transfer. Trim the excess freezer paper using sissors. Lesa Related:  Hands-on

How to Make a Money Rose Bunch the petals together with the bud in the center and slide them around the outside of it until they look natural. Then, take the floral tape, starting just under the bloom, pulling steadily to keep the tape stretched, and tape down the bundle of wires. If desired, a small collar of artificial rose leaves or an artificial ring of rose sepals can be placed at the base of the bloom to add more realistic detail.

Print on Fabric with an Inkjet Printer By Andrew Lewis Sometimes I have a great idea for a textile project, but I get put off by the thought of trawling through the seemingly endless bolts of fabric at the store. Then I think about the hassle of haggling over the price and ending up with three times as much fabric as I actually needed. I decided to try printing my own fabric on an inkjet printer, and the results really exceeded my expectations. The advantages to this technique are tremendous, and I don’t have to haggle over prices any more. I get my own designs, in the quantity I need, at a fraction of the price I would normally pay. The only drawback is that people keep asking me to print something special for them, too! About Ink Printing your own fabric is not as difficult as it sounds, and you don’t need any special equipment to get started. Materials Light-colored fabric Printer that uses pigment inks Scissors Card Sticky tape Directions Step 4: Create your design on the computer, and then print it out. Related

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31 Days :: Storing Mementos + Free Memory Keeper — The Mom Creative This is the 24th day in a series: 31 Days of Memory Keeping. Check out all the posts here. Sometimes mementos can’t be put in a photo book. They are three-dimensional and need space. Here are three ideas for storing mementos: 12×12 envelopes: In my scrapbooks, I love to use these 12×12 envelopes by Becky Higgins (they are releasing soon – I have some old ones from past CK kits) . Shadow Boxes: I love shadow boxes! I also love this one to display shoes – I think I might make a similar one with Elias and Adeline’s first shoes, side by side. Memory Keepers (my fave!) The first time I ordered one, when it arrived I audibly gasped over the beauty. What exactly is a memory keeper you ask? Memory keepers are 9.75×13 linen boxes that you can customize with photos, text, etc. They can be store flat or standing on their sides. I have one for letters and cards that Matthew and I have given each other, one for mementos from Adeline’s first year and one for Elias’s artwork and school treasures. Seriously.

Tissue Rose Piñata {DIY Feature} And Chickabug Giveaway Winner I was blown away when I first saw the gorgeous tissue rose piñata from the Cornish Fairies Party by Nicole of Tradewind Tiaras. Nicole was kind enough to share the instructions on creating it, so if you love it as much as I do, you can do it yourself and create one at home! Nicole mentioned the thought of using it at a bridal or baby shower--basically, these aren't just for children, but adults can enjoy them too!!! Materials You Will Need: One balloon (Nicole went with a 24" round version, to avoid that distinct oblong balloon shape, but any would work)One glass filled with stones to act as a weightTapeNewspaper cut into stripsWallpaper paste Tissue paper {Step One} Making a papier mache pinata is simple, but does take several days (including drying time). 1) Tape your balloon, knot side down, to the glass filled with rocks. 2) Dip strips of newspaper in the wallpaper paste, wiping off any excess. 3) Allow each layer to dry before adding another layer of newspaper. {Step 2} {Step 3}  Ruler

DIY Open Source Solar Concentrator Tutorials Now Available © SolarFlowerEver wanted to tinker about with a homebrewed solar energy system? Then this project, SolarFlower, might be just the ticket for you. The creator, Daniel Connell, has been working on his concentrated solar energy collector for several years now, and has just launched a web home for it, complete with detailed tutorials. SolarFlower is: "An open source solar energy collector which tracks the sun automatically through a simple non-electrical mechanism. It can be made almost anywhere from common recycled and salvaged materials using basic tools and skills, is portable, has no running costs or emissions, and can produce up to kilowatts of power per device. According to Connell, the potential uses for these devices include electrical generation, water purification, cooking, bio-char and charcoal, food dehydration, heating, gasification, and just about anything else heat can be used for.

The Next Bird: Bleach-ness Tere is nothing more disappointing than "ruining" a good article of clothing with something like bleach. There is also nothing more satisfying than finding a crafty solution! Unfortunately for my favorite leggings they got a splash of bleach on them. My Solution - more bleach and a little awesomeness. I used a bleach pen that you can find in the cleaning aisle at the grocery store or Target. Place a piece of foil, paper bag, or something thick between the layers of your piece. Then just throw them in the wash and you have your one-of-a-kind finished product! I also did a shirt even though it didn't have any bleach on it before. The possibilities are endless, think about how many things you can bleach. ** Something to note: I've had a bunch of questions about this project where the material is "bleached" but the stain doesn't stay. Have anything in mind to bleach?

50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. Here are 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.

Bookbinding Tutorial by =JamesDarrow on deviantART Build this open source DIY wind turbine for $30 Getting started with home wind energy projects can set you back a pretty penny if you buy a finished product, but if you're a little bit handy and don't mind scrounging for materials and getting creative in the garage or backyard, you can try your hand at building one of these DIY wind turbines for about $30 in materials. After all, it is #iheartrenewables week! We've previously covered Daniel Connell's open source concentrated solar collector plans, but now he's back with another great DIY renewable energy project, a vertical axis wind turbine based on the Lenz2 lift+drag design. Connell's design calls for using aluminum lithographic offset printing plates to catch the wind, which he says can be obtained cheaply (or possibly even free) from an offset printing company, and a variety of hardware and a bicycle wheel. "The turbine uses the ~40% mechanically efficient Lenz2 lift+drag design. Here's a little clip of the vertical axis wind turbine being challenged by strong winds:

Make your own fabric prints using the sun The folks who make Inkodye sent over a sample the other day. Inkodye is light-sensitive dye for textiles or any natural fibers, including wood and raw leather. It acts like the Sunprint paper you might have used as a kid, only you can brush this dye on anything you want and it comes in lots of colors. Like orange, of course. For my first test of this magical stuff, I planned to make a safety pin print on fabric. I wrapped cardboard with a piece of old plastic tablecloth to make a waterproof surface. Then I poured a little Inkodye onto a paper plate, and with a foam brush, I painted it onto the fabric. As soon as I was done brushing on the dye, I scrambled to arrange some safety pins on top of the fabric. Outside the back door, I placed the board in direct sunlight. To keep the dye under the pins from developing, I immediately rinsed the fabric under the faucet and then washed it out with laundry detergent. Here's what the fabric looks like when it's dry.

Macrame - friendship-bracelets.net/macrame By Stefan. Back to Tutorials. This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to make macrame bands in different styles. They can be used as bracelets, belts, or just for decoration. Reversed half-hitches. Square knots. Hitches. Double Hitches. DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Page Contents: The test collectors: Pop can collector on left and screen collector on right Collector Basics There is a lot of not so good information out there on what makes a good solar air heating collector design, so I thought I would include a little info on solar air collector physics, what makes for a good design, and how one can measure and compare collectors accurately. How do collectors work, and what makes a good design? On just about all solar thermal collectors, the sun shines through the glazing, and hits the collector absorber heating it. In full sun, the incoming solar energy is about 1000 watts per square meter of collector area. Most of this 850 w/sm that made it into the absorber end up going down one of two paths:: one part is picked up by the air flowing through the collector and ends up heating the room, and the other part ends up being lost out the glazing. The heat output the collector can be calculated as: 1. 4.

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