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FAQs

How do you paint bows with the One Stroke™ script liner brush?
First, make the two loops of the bow.
Make the tails and add a small dot for the knot.
In what order should I do the embroidery and cutting on my Bucilla project?
Do all of the embroidery before cutting out the individual pieces.
What if my project surface has a waxy, highly-polished finish or polish build-up?
Some items may have a waxy finish or perhaps a surface ready to be upcycled may have a shoe polish build-up.
It is best to prepare these surfaces before painting with Leather Studio paints. Sanding the surface lightly with fine grit sandpaper will provide better adhesion for Leather Studio paints. Wipe sanded surface with a damp cloth to remove sanding residue. Another helpful hint when working with highly-polished finishes is to wipe the surface with a cotton swab damped with window cleaner; allow to dry.
What is a glaze?
Glaze is a transparent or translucent layer of color applied as a wash over another color or surface to slightly alter the tone, temperature or value of an area.
How can I decoupage clear plates to be food safe?
This is called decoupaging in reverse. To decoupage in reverse, please refer to 33302 Botanical Birds. To create the look of these plates, simply apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the backside of the glass plate after it is properly prepared.
Then apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the front side of the bird paper cut-out and apply the image to the backside of the plate. Continue with the standard decoupage procedure applying the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice and allowing proper drying times between applications. Complete the look of the reverse decoupage by painting an opaque application of paint over the entire backside of the plate. Allow to cure for 21 days prior to use.
How do you adjust the design repeat of a stencil for the corner of a room?
To adjust a stencil design to fit the corners of your room, on one wall you might need to stretch and on the other to squeeze the design. Try to stretch or squeeze the motif when stenciling the final corner where the design is to meet. If that's not practical, another option is to add a less dominant design motif, such as an acorn, a leaf, or a twig, in the final corner to finish the design.
To stretch the design: To ease the design into the corner so a major design element fits on the adjoining wall, stretch the last 304 repeats by increasing the space between design elements 1/2" to 1" per repeat.
Squeezing the design: Decrease the spacing between design elements 1/4" to 1/2" so that the design element that would have gone into the corner is pulled back on the wall before the corner.
How do you embroider with the long short stitch?
This stitch is also known as the Interlocked Satin Stitch?
Place first row of stitches. Come up at A. Go down at B. Come up at C, between previous row of stitches, as shown. Work alternating rows of long and short stitches. Repeat A-B-C sequence for each row to fill in area.
How do you paint curliques with the One Stroke™ script liner brush?
When making curliques you need an inky consistency of paint then pull the script liner brush in spirals, as shown in the photo.
What are filbert brushes and how are they used?
Filberts are round brushes that are put into a flat ferrule. Sometimes these are easier to use than the rounds. For instance, they make it easier to start off the comma strokes because the hairs are already spread out. As you pull away from the surface to finish your stroke, you can slightly turn this type brush to the side to make a tiny tail to your comma stroke.
What is a tint?
Tint is a gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
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