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|From Laurie Sission: Some ideas on how to make Cruise Themed tables.|
|"It is the ships small wheel
on top of the Tulip Glass
A quick spritz of
Fusion Paint made a perfect primer. Then I used regular craft paint in
brown, brushed with gold for the wheel. The base is all gold. The "glass"
top is cut from a scrap of packing plastic.
I am also using the shake glass F-53 as the base for the larger ships wheel to make a half inch side table. If you use the life preserver, they make nice tops as well. All sorts of Cruise Themed tables from these pieces. The shake glasses made sturdy bases used either way."
NOTE: The ships wheels and life preservers also come in one inch scale too. You would need a larger base on them.
|From Jill Castrel: When making faux leather for
furniture or when using thin leather for small scale furniture:
If you have little glue spots to hide you could trim seams with
very small roping like 1 strand of embroidery floss or bunka. Or you
could fashion a miniature quilt throw using the faux fabric technique in
the instructions - instead of cutting a pattern from the "fabric" cut a
square, crease folds in it, and drape over the arm of the chair tacking in
place with a little glue. I have used this to make 1/4
scale quilts on a quilt rack to great affect. Probably should mention this on the half scale group - some might find it useful.
|Another way to remove wallpaper:
Oh Yay!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me for not recalling the persons name, but suggesting I use cheap fabric softener to remove wallpaper from a roombox. It took me about 10 minutes to do all 3 walls. It could not have been easier. Terrific tip!!!! Thanks again!!!! Kate Henry
TIP: 6 foot man in
Scrubby for holding flower, etc. tip...Gerry Schipper 2/21/2010
Finally, a use for the scrubbys that come with our scrubby holders! Works perfectly for holding flower stems to dry with the leaves on them.
|Brush Cleaning Tips - Submitted by Gerry Schipper|
|So...what I need is a way to get them into water but only
the ends (so
the handles don't get too wet) and with the brush off the bottom so they
don't get bent. What worked??? I put a little blue tac on the inside of
the water glass and attached the brush...so any brush can be positioned
There is another easy way to suspend a brush in a bottle of cleaning
so the bristles won't get bent. Get an inexpensive BABY BOTTLE... the kind
with a screw-on nipple. Cut a small X in the end of the nipple just big
enough to push the end of the brush handle through. Fill the bottle with
1/3 to 1/2 liquid. Push the brush handle into the nipple, adjust it so
it is held where you want it, then screw the nipple back on. No more
Now what I use personally (Gerry speaking) for rinsing while painting
is: After I pour the last of my fabric softner into laundry...I take
the bottle and fill with water and use this water in my paint rinsing
cup. I got the softner tip from The Guys from TX. There seems to be
enough softner left in the bottle to do the trick and keep bristles
soft. I usually wash them with Dawn detergent when done painting.
Straightening a brush; Wet your brush and put a little dish soap on it,
then put it in the
|Note: N-Scale (depending on the manufacturer) is 1:148 to 1:160|
Some of you might find this conversion chart to be of some
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