In a previous post you will see how I have tried resin epoxy and although I did love the results, the process is quite involved. Therefore over the years I wanted to see if a spray-on application could do the trick.
To sum it up, after trying all the sprays I could find, the results are completely different then with resin epoxy. The thickness and the strength of your final object will not be like resin at all. That said, I did have a favourite spray and in my opinion, the results were satisfactory.
So my favorite was the one that said 'triple thick' coat. I would imagine regardless of the brand and what it says on can, anything that has a thicker application process would work best. The idea is that if its too liquid, it will take longer to dry and you will also need so many layers that it's not useful. Again here, regardless of the brand, I found that they all were very similar in smell and process.
One last bit, I found that the matte sprays were not really doing what I had imagined they would do. After a few application and once dry, they left sort of a white patchy cloud on the models. Also when I applied them on the glossy surface of my other 'resined' models, its like they basically just clouded the surface. I guess its 'normal' meaning that for a surface to become matte if its glossy to begin with, it has to take away the shine so it needs to 'matte' it but still, I wasn't really pleased with the end result.
Please look at pictures to see which ones I have tried.
** Next I will try a peel off rubber spray paint available to use on cars and also, a 2K clear coat (as opposed to all previous 1K products above). 1k=1 component versus 2k= 2 component products.
In recent years I started using a lot of 'waterproof' fabrics to make all sorts of useful bags. I often get asked what type of fabrics I am using and what they are made with.
sThe answer is never as simple and quick as I would like it to be. Mainly its because I often forget how to pronounce the words of the material use to 'waterproof' the fabrics and add to this, my nice French accent and its gets a bit complicated!! While researching for this blog post I came across another great post that well, really as it all so why reinvent the wheel.
Although a few of the fabric that are mentioned in there I don't use, it really explains well the difference between the PUL type fabric and the PVC ones. Those two are the main available kinds that I work with along side the ripstop nylon that I also really love. Please know that to make my reusable and food safe bags I use the cotton or cotton linen blend PUL fabrics.
Have a good read ! (thank you to a fellow fabric lover- plush addict in the UK- for this great post) WATERPROOF FABRIC GUIDE
For what seems to be my whole life I have, at times, felt inadequate, and oppressed, because all I ever wanted was to have fun. Yes, fun. In primary school I was a regular fixture at the director's office, in high school as well. Not because I was 'mean' to other kids (although I must also confess to having been mean to a few kids in my youth and to this day I still feel very sad about that) I was often visiting the director's office because I was having too much fun and it was disturbing others. Later, while in competitive sport, I remember being shunned by some coaches because I was having too much fun and I was not serious enough. This pattern as followed me all the way to adulthood where I always feel the need to inject fun in everything I do. So much so that I ended up 'needing' to leave my 'too serious' of a day job to become a full time fun seeker!!
I have understood why having fun is so important to me through therapy and deep soul searching. Fun is a way to combat stress and anxiety, as well as, a way to stay young at heart. Since I am anxious by nature, fun for me balances my psychic Today I can say that I feel free to be who I want to be: a fun loving person who loves to have...you guessed it, fun!!
Fun for me is like breathing, I believe it should be a part of everything we do. I think that the lack of fun is the cause of many illness in our modern world. I feel that my life's mission is to help people see that having fun will make them feel healthier and happier. I know very well that there is a time and place for everything however I also know that there is nothing wrong with having fun in everything we do. Leaders especially have be able to nurture fun behavior as it will ultimately equal to success. That said, its important to distinguish between the 'good' fun and the chemicly enhanced fun. As kids we don't need any substance to have fun and it turns out as adults neither however for many reasons too many times we feel we must use 'something' in order to have fun. This screws up everything in the process. I suggest you try simple fun, like making stuff! You won't believe how great you'll feel!
quelle belle expérience! J’ai rârement vue autant de beau et gentils monde rassemblés sous un même toit (?) Ou peut-être devraije dire ancienne garre de train. L’endroit, TECHNOPOLE ANGUS à l’est de l’iles de Montréal est un charmant petit coin a découvrir, j’ai adoré!
La première journée c’est Joe Beagle qui est venue me tenir compagnie. Il est resté sous ma table pour une bonne partie de la journée. Il a amusé les petits et les grands.
La deuxième journée, c’était autour du laresseux à venir m’aider. Il est resté là sur le mur bien tranquille.
You can get a yard of Sosfdesigns 3d cartoon fabric at spoonflower with all these colors or pick a yard of the same color. You can also purchase just the fat quarter size which is one bag. Once you have the fabric, you use the 'drawing' of the bag as your front panel to sew up your bag. You can make it a simple tote bag or a back pack.
The end result will look a little like this!
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR SPOONFLOWER CHEATER YARD?
Make covers for your old IKEA rectangle cushions! You know the ones that have seen better days. Sizes are always approximatly 12 by 24 inches.
Also for those new to Spoonflower or that have not been there is a while, they now have this great fill-a-yard tool where you can, well, do excatly that: combine fabric to fill your yard! I'm a big fan.
Its often referred to as 'cheater quilts' because you can combine fabric without sewing it together as you would a quilt. It can also be used for many different project. In this video I'll show you one of the things you can make with your yard!
Maker, owner, diy enthusiast, designer, artisan... Sofs is actively engaged in the pursuit of making it happen.