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Intrinsicat last won the day on November 12 2015

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About Intrinsicat

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  • Birthday 08/01/1971

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    Miniatures, Cats, Playmobil, Halloween, Costuming

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  1. I'm big into painting all surfaced with Kilz primer before any other paint or wallpaper just to seal the wood. You can do that before you glue everything together. Like Khadi said definitely paint the ceiling ahead of time. I cut the wallpaper to fit before assembling, but I assemble before installing the wallpaper because I'm usually using tape lighting. That needs to be in place across the walls before wallpaper goes up. I also LOVE acid free Yes! paste, a recommendation from a wallpaper blog I read... it's amazing - no ripples or paper bowing. I used regular scrapbook paper for my walls. I even found a scrapbook paper that looked like bathroom tiles, and covered it in a few layers of Modge Podge to gloss it up.
  2. Welcome welcome! You’ve found a great place for helpful info and inspiration!
  3. Yes I agree.... I’ve got a strand of 24 I’ll double them up in their little spots. I did find the sockets at some oak ridge minis place where I got the brik stuff. I may get some for the other makeshift lights as my lighting sources for this build is not standard at all
  4. So I need to make something of a runway of lights - light you'd see along a walk path or something like that. I have a slew of 12 volt 65 MA screw-base bulbs and single receptacle extension cords. But does anyone just sell base sockets to screw bulbs into? Otherwise I'll probably just go with one of those strings of mini lights you can get in craft stores. But I've had all these lighting supplies for so long and never a use for them. Thanks!
  5. I'm trying something different this time. The Brik Magic set that comes with the brick stencil and brick making material. I have SO many bricks to put on this Creatin' piece I couldn't imagine doing it any other way without it taking forever... I've never tried it before and I couldn't find any youtube videos on it. Just one reference here: A blog I found (scroll down a ways) I'll post some pictures if it turns out - I have to do red and white brick work
  6. Everything is good here in Maryland (haven’t figured out how to update my location from PA - as I’ve moved in with the beau just outside DC). His house provides me with a huge craft room so I feel terribly spoiled. We’ve been healthy - and unlike some of the horror stories you guys have told about your state reps, Maryland’s governor has been awesome so far. We’re both fortunate to have jobs that could move to telework. His son is home from college finishing his third year remotely. My DD just got her real first job and I sweated her losing it - last hired first fired sort of thing. But they’ve been great having her come in half week and telework the other half and two bonuses in the last month. Feeing very fortunate and I’m a hermit by nature so staying indoors and crafting is a happy place. @WBrownIV I’m so sorry - I haven’t been around for a while but not for those reasons! Just other hobbies taking over. So glad to hear you are still able to work - that is probably a good thing after navigating the other storms you’ve been dealt.
  7. Kudos to all the mask makers!!! I have made about 40 or so for friends and family with the supplies I already had. By the time they were required here Walmart was barren! I managed to break my reverse lever forcing it when the real problem was a dial set to button hole (oops). Got a few blisters turning the metal piece with needle nose pliers! But the new lever arrived yesterday woot!! I can’t even imagine churning out 400 masks that’s amazing!!! I ordered the creatin’ contest piece on April 1st - and have a great idea for it so when I’m not sewing or teleworking that is spread out all over one of the two craft tables now... So happy to see the forum up and running again! I get so much inspiration and instruction here - there is simply no other option for a mini forum IMHO! Hope everyone stays happy and healthy!
  8. I went this year and was kind of disappointed... I haven’t gone in a few years and the new venue was in the middle of nowhere so no good restaurants nearby. It seemed a lot smaller this year, although maybe it was just because the main room was larger and other vendors were located down hallways? Anyone else feel the same? I overheard one person saying there was too much pre fabricated and 3d printed and stuff like that versus hand crafted stuff available. Of course it was worth it to see some of the builds and so much talent in one space. But I might wait to go again until the venue changes.
  9. This is a quickie! Between selling my house and moving in with the beau, real life has been crazy. But now it's settled and I can't let this kit sit on the shelf without trying to get some semblance of a house built for the contest! I work best under deadline so better get to work.
  10. Beautiful!!! I got one years ago and this is FIANLLY the year for its restoration! I’ll post pics in September, which is the deadline for my brother to finish to make it to the Bear Mountain Ride! Can’t wait I’ve been in love with this style since my moms coworker let me drive her ‘87 model when I turned 16! Sorry to thread hijack and sorry you don’t have your baby anymore!
  11. I've done both - the flooring samples at Home Depot, I definitely didn't have the right cutter to get through those thick boards! I ended up using the scrapbook paper with modge podge. But I didn't apply the modge podge until the paper was already glued down using this awesome glue called Gane Yes All-Purpose Stik Flat Glue. I saw it on a wallpaper tutorial on Youtube and ordered it on Amazon. It's AWESOME and none of my wallpaper or flooring has warped since, even when I heavily apply the modge podge to it.
  12. That's adorable! Although if it were my wedding cake, it'd be an MR2. Great idea for a wedding topper!
  13. If you have an offer from someone with a Curio cutter (just learned about those here the other day, amazing!!!) definitely take them up on it. Otherwise I probably would have tried using Gallery Glass Liquid Lead - which is a black dimensional outliner for painted stained glass projects. But my first choice would definitely be the cutter!!
  14. Whoa, beautiful! I may havr to look into that as my next toy!
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