Friday, 5 March 2010
Fly Argaric Hats - You Yube Printing On Material
Last night i decided to try and make hats with polymer clay, and decided on fly argaric.
Need to tidy these up a little and add more dots around the rim.
I'm making some branch/twig style hat stands for these, with little twigs running off, and will hang some fly argaric potion bottles on them, and dress the bottom of each with tiny mushrooms. Debbie from Tiny Treasures husband Mick gave me the idea.
I don't think i could get away with using polymer for other hats, but for these it seems to be working ok.
Just before Christmas i printed some images on material through my printer. I'd seen material available on ebay for this purpose but it was so expensive and thought i'd try making my own.
The video on this blog http://creatingdollhouseminiatures.blogspot.com/ reminded me of it and thought i would share with you.
Here's the You Tube video tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl4FnvvcHCk&feature=player_embedded
This lady has used spray mount which is perfect for pulling the paper off the material once the printing is complete.
When i did my own printing i didnt have any sray mount. So instead i used pva. Instead of the regular printer paper i used some plastic backed A4 paper. I did this because i knew using pva and normal paper would cause problems when pulling the material off.
I would suggest the spray mount rather than the way i did it because it wont put a film type back on the back of the material and will result in better printing.
I can never wait and always try to find a way without the right tools, lol.
Its fantastic to be able to print material for miniatures!