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fergojisan



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Wow (Coaster Set and Box) Reply with quote

My wife sent me this link, I think this is extremely awesome:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=1ee91c31c8ef6952f5ad100857907ffb&topic=206297.0;all

What do you think?
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pinkdramon
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very nice, but, in practice, I've never been able to reduce the "Curl" from my sprites enough to make them lay perfectly flat. I can't use mine as coasters Sad
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Sunshine
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've discovered that sticking them under something flat and heavy like a textbook, or a whiteboard with weights on it, or a cardboard box with my rear end in it (that only happened once, and mostly by accident) while they're still hot and floppy from being ironed, flattens them out nicely and keeps them that way, if you leave them 'til they've cooled off (which was not fun, when my butt was in the box).
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pinkdramon
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of my problem is part of my technique. In trying to get a nice matte finish, I found it's best to always let the paper peel off by itself. The silicone paper will curl & lift up as the sprite cools.

But by the time the paper has lifted and I can handle the beads, they've already cooled quite a bit. I always put a text book or a heavy paperweight I have on top of it to mitigate the beads curl. But it never flattens perfectly. It's too cool by the time I get to it.

I dare not lift the paper myself though. Mine get mesed up when I do that.
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Sunshine
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the paper on the sprite while it's being flattened? That's what I do, and I haven't had too many problems with the misbegotten "shiny finish" yet. The paper comes off by itself once it's cool.

Also, I use parchment paper- not sure what silicone paper is, or if it works better somehow?- but it's cheap, and efficient.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pinkdramon: I dare not lift the paper myself though. Mine get mesed up when I do that.

I've found that a good way to peel the paper off is to put your off-hand down just behind the part you're peeling, and then with your primary hand, peel the paper back and not up. More like a 30-45° angle than 90°, kind of like when you peel an annoying price sticker off your dvd case or what have you. If you go slow, moving your off hand back so it's always just behind the part you're peeling (so that you're only ever peeling a little bit at a time), even small chunks of almost totally unfused beads should stay in line, as it were.

Hope that helps!
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Tel B
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Rubicant, that's how I do mine. And once the paper is off, I put a shiny board/placemat on top with some weight. No curling and I'm usually happy with the finish (if I've ironed properly!).

If you're worried about the board ruining the finish, you could put some silicone paper back onto the pattern and then use a weighted board...


As for the coasters, I bought some cheap cork notice-boards in a thrift shop and chopped them up to make bases for my coasters. Glued 'em on and they worked pretty well.

Don't think I have any photos as I gave 'em all away as gifts... hang on, I'll take a look...

T


Nope, no photos Sad
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