The BeadSprites Forum
Welcome to the Beadsprite Forum, a place to show off, share, and comment on pixelized bead sprite creations.
 
Log in to check your private messages

Log in  Register


Profile  Search  Memberlist  FAQ  Usergroups
noob says hello :D

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The BeadSprites Forum Forum Index -> Newbies
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Rahenna



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: noob says hello :D Reply with quote

Hi all! Not much to say, really - just very, VERY impressed by some of the completed projects I've seen! I played with these beads as a kid and was inspired to create nerdy things after seeing some on Etsy. I gave up for a while when I ran out of black beads, but picked it up again last night after drooling all over the forum yesterday.

I'm super bad at ironing, though. -_- I'm hoping to try a lot of the tips I've seen here on some small practice sprites. I always end up with smooshed, stretched-out beads at the edges. I'll be making lots of Pacman ghosts and DQ slimes until I get it figured out!

I plan to make sprites from Castlevania, Dragon Quest, Sailor Moon, and of course, gotta have some old school Final Fantasy. :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kyra Maverick
Lvl. 3
Lvl. 3


Joined: 19 Jul 2008
Posts: 149
Location: California, United States of America

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome! I hope to see some of your stuff in the members section soon. Good luck with the ironing. It seems to be the hardest part for me. Alot of the tips here really do work, so just keep at it and Im sure you'll have it down in no time.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Kassidy
Lvl. 3
Lvl. 3


Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 129

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironing is my weakness too. I'll end up with a section somewhere in the middle that isn't fused enough, and consequently have to over-iron part of the outside.

That and orange never irons the same as the rest of the colours...

Welcome on board!
_________________


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DoctorOctoroc
Lvl. 7
Lvl. 7


Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 712
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Butch, grey irons too much, usually...and I think yellow irons about the same as orange, as in, not enough...

Seriously, if anyone invented a bead sprites specific iron, that was like a giant t-shirt transfer press with space in between, everyone on here would probably buy one...seriously, how sweet would that be to just pull down on a lever and be done with it?
_________________
http://www.doctoroctoroc.com - It's a secret to everybody!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Kassidy
Lvl. 3
Lvl. 3


Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 129

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose if you had a sandwich toaster adapted with only one heating element and a flat metal plate it could be done. Combine that with a separate, two-bead wide heating surface you could bring down like a guillotine, to fuse boards together, and you'd be sorted.

I think that might be some way away though...
_________________


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DoctorOctoroc
Lvl. 7
Lvl. 7


Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 712
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was someone on the forum awhile back who was using a pan. I don't know if they heated it up in the oven and laid it flat on the bead sprite or what, but i guess it worked...ive been tempted to try something similar but for the smaller ones its pointless, and for the larger ones, ive spent too much time beading to risk it.
_________________
http://www.doctoroctoroc.com - It's a secret to everybody!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Kassidy
Lvl. 3
Lvl. 3


Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 129

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with the pan solution is there is still going to be a tendency to apply more pressure nearer the handle, at least to my guess.

Flat metal plate and blowtorch! YEAH!
_________________


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DoctorOctoroc
Lvl. 7
Lvl. 7


Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 712
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha...you just want to play with the fire, don't you? I know I do!
_________________
http://www.doctoroctoroc.com - It's a secret to everybody!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Rahenna



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See, that's why I like this place... I say hello, and somehow we end up on FIRE. Well, not ON FIRE, but you know what I mean.

I'll post my pathetic pictures this weekend. Things have gotten a bit better with some practice, but I'd really like to figure out how to get the totally melted look without the extra-special smooshed and shiny look tagging along.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Gossioii9



Joined: 14 Mar 2009
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: good Reply with quote

I feel good that there are people like you too. Thanks for this great weblog of yours. Its surely going to get me to go to higher places!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The BeadSprites Forum Forum Index -> Newbies All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

phpBB "skin" by DewChugr


© 2007-2008 Informe.com. Get Free Forum Hosting
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
 ::