Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I want to thank all of you for your comments on my blog. I try to respond to everyone, but some of you come through as "anonymous" or no reply. I do go and look at your blogs though (I'm very addicted to blogs!) and leave a comment there.
Does anyone else have a problem with the spacing in Blogger? I swear I try 3 or 4 times to make things look nice. They look nice in preview but then when they're published ------- I thought the new blogger was supposed to be better. Sheesh, the old version was much better at spacing.
Friday, April 20, 2007
So I've added it to my very lengthy to-do list for me. And since anything "for me" gets put on the back burner, I'll probably be in the old folks home, wearing my orthopaedic shoes with my blue hair, trying to explain billy bumblers and todash and O Discordia to the staff. Whereupon, I will promptly be transferred to the mental health side and they'll take away my scissors and needles.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
First off -- the heat tool. The Walnut Hollow one (about $19.99 at Joann's, Hobby Lobby) WILL NOT WORK. It does not get hot enough. You will need a regular wood burning heat tool that heats up to 700 - 800 degrees. Your tool will come with several different tips. These are the two most commonly used for transferring. Some people like the big fat one -- I prefer the smaller triangle pointed one (which I have on).
Now you've got your tool, you need to let it preheat for about 5 minutes or so. I put mine in a ceramic coffee cup. Those silly little wire stands they give you with the tool do not give good support. And this thing gets HOT and it will scorch/burn whatever it touches -- so watch your fingers!
Get your item to transfer. I've been using print outs from a laser printer and photocopies from a copier using toner. I print/copy on regular typing paper. You will need a hard surface to make your transfer on. I use a square of pine board and I put a couple of sheets of plain paper on it to pad the surface. I wouldn't recommend using your good tabletop -- it could scorch!