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Sheena's Faux Leather Technique
This shows - in real time - how to treat cardboard to make it resemble leather. The secret is a glycerine + water mix (and patience). The mixture helps soften the cardboard and keep it flexible after it has dried. This also uses an embossing/die-cut machine, which is why I didn't bookmark it before, but now that I have one, this is now relevant. While this is intended as the cover of a handmade notebook (the notebook is made in a part-2 video), I expect the faux-leather could be used in making other things as well.
Crochet Tutorial Beaded Coin Purse
How to make a Beaded Crochet Coin Purse. Some interesting things about this pattern: it has a flat round bottom, which makes for more space in the purse; and the increases are designed to match up to the number of holes in the purse frame, so that one stitch = one hole (plus three holes on each side for the gap). (For detailed instructions and a free printable pattern click here: http://bit.ly/2v8PEVi)
35] DENDRITE FRACTALS : Easy Technique - GREAT Results - Different Styles - Acrylics or India Ink
Step-by-step tutorial for consistent dendrite fractals in varying sizes and styles using a "mystery" liquid, acrylic inks, India ink, fluid acrylics and regular acrylic paint. See how to create beautiful snowflake - like patterns in any color. For these fractals the author used :
Artist Loft Flow Acrylic white paint from Michaels as the background... but ANY white paint seems to work (She tried at least 4 others too, including craft paint, with similar results).
Liquitex Acrylic Ink - Deep Violet
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Quinacridone Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic - Titanium White
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink - Teal
91 % Isopropyl Alcohol
"Mystery product" ... watch the video to see what it is.
PPF #3: ESSENTIAL Techniques!
Pretty thorough introduction to acrylic pour (fluid art) techniques. This video covers techniques on how to prepare your canvas, puddle pouring, dirty pours, funnel pours, flip cups, swipe / spreading, surface dipping, and more.
Looping technique macrame cabochon
This tutorial shows how to wrap a stone or a cabochon with macrame. This is using the "looping technique", where a braid of square knots is made with loops on either side, and then the cord is threaded through the loops and tightened to hold the cabochon in place. This method is versatile, because one can change the size of the loops to capture larger or more irregular stones. This tutorial itself is rather long, probably longer than it needs to be. It covers not only the cabochon-wrapping, but three different methods of finishing off the pendant/necklace as well.
Beaded bezel set macrame cabochon
This tutorial shows how to wrap a stone or cabochon with macrame using the vertical larks head technique. This can be done with or without beads. The idea is that one has two vertical cords, and one ties alternating larks-head knots to these, optionally adding beads between each knot. I've seen this done without beads, but what I like about this method IS the beads, which give it some extra bling.
Adding Small Beads to Crochet
How to string beads with smaller openings onto yarn. This is a different method from the pre-stringing or steel-crochet-hook methods. It is like the crochet-hook method, but instead of using a crochet hook, one uses a needle and thread to pull the bead onto the yarn. This works for beads that are too small to string onto the yarn and too small to fit on a tiny crochet hook, or with yarn that is too thick for the crochet hook to grab cleanly.
How to Make a Resin Pendant with Copper Tubing
Making a resin pendant with two sizes of copper tubing; one for the outside, and one to make a big hole (like a GoGo pendant) inside. Fill with resin, sand, polish.
How to add beads to a flat kumihimo braid
This tutorial shows how to add beads to a flat kumihimo braid, on the sides of it. While this is demonstrated on a square kumihimo disk with the beads being added as you go, it could also be done on a marudai with pre-strung beads. The beads would have to be strung on every cord, and brought down when that cord is moved to the side position.
Beaded channel set flat kumihimo braid
This tutorial shows how to make channel set beaded flat kumihimo braid; that is, beads go down the centre like they're in a channel. This design isn't suited for a marudai, since the beads have to be strung on while the braid is being made. They can't be pre-strung, which means that the cord has to be not spooled, which means one can't use weighted spools, which means you can't do this on a marudai. But it's a nifty design; the beads are snug inside the braid.
How to speed weave a scalemaille turbine pendant
Tutorial demonstrating how to do a scalemaille "turbine" pendant, where the scales are radially arranged inside a ring like they were a wind-turbine. Not sure that I would call it "speed-weaving" though. But hey, tutorial, yay!
Faux Opal Resin Cabochons DIY Tutorial Demo (ArtResin)
Two-layer method for making faux opals out of resin and irridescent cellophane (mylar) glitter. The idea is to make the first layer clear, and put the cellophane glitter in that, then when that layer is set, make a second batch of resin, colour it, and pour it on top; this gives colour to the piece without obscuring the glitter (the bottom of the mould will be the front of the piece). This can be done for dark opals (using a dark background layer), and white opals (using pale glitter and white background).
Resin: Rainbow Curl Earrings
Make twisted curl rainbows using color film, resin and packing tape. The idea is to make your surface with the colour film, dome it with resin, let it cure until it is dry but still bendable (half the time it takes to cure hard) and then wrap the piece around a cylinder (like a pencil) and tape it down to hold it in place until it is fully cured. This uses colour film from little-windows.com, but I expect normal cellophane would work just as well. One could also use pretty (translucent) paper.
How to Use Resin in Open Settings
Lisa Pavelka demonstrates using Magic-Glos with open-backed settings. Here she creates a layered collage using a setting, Magic-Glos resin and a variety of components. Includes useful tips that I haven't seen elsewhere.
Orb-Icons for Websites
Of course you know these small little icons which can be often seen all around the web that look like a small glossy orb. Here's a way to make them, and you don't have to limit it to really small icons, either.
Perfect masking using a highpass
A method of creating an image-mask for an image which has lots of fine edges (like hair) for when you want to remove the background.