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Where do you acquire cheap thin plywood and acrylic sheets?

I'm a member of a maker space that recently acquired a really awesome laser cutter. I want to learn how to make awesome laser-cut 3D objects. Problem: materials for it seem unreasonably hard to find in local stores, and are super expensive online. [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Nov 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Looking for glossy, self-leveling, resin-like one-part arylic clear coat

I'm looking for a product comparable to Ranger's "Glossy Accents" but cheaper and/or sold in larger quantities. I use it between paint layers to get a deep glaze effect on a playing-card-size panels. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for a solar lit acrylic, plastic, whatever sheet

I bought a number address plaque from Etsy and I love it. However, the wall it is mounted to is blue, and consequently it is pretty difficult to read the sign from the street. I'd love to mount something behind it to solve this problem. [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Jul 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Suggestions on spot cleaning an acrylic on canvas painting?

Suggestions on spot cleaning marks off an acrylic on canvas painting? I recently bought a painting on eBay, not terribly expensive, not terribly valuable either, but it's nice and I like it very much. It needs to be cleaned up a bit. [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Fantastic! Now ... how to hang it

Calling all handymen and women, artists and other problem solvers; how to hang totally awesome (but heavy) acrylic painting my boyfriend made me for Christmas [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Dec 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me get the stank outta this coat?

Is this coat machine washable? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Aug 21, 2012 - 9 answers

The feasibility of painting on fabric or vinyl.

I've been commissioned to paint a mural on some sort of material that will be 20'x20' and will be displayed outdoors. What material would be most receptive to paint, flexible and long-lasting? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Alternatives to thick acrylic gel?

I'm looking for possible cheaper alternatives/ substitutes for heavy acrylic gels for my paintings. The stuff I get at the art store is a little pricy for the amounts I like to use. I'm hoping there's some kind of (industrial?) paste out there that would act similarly. (basically, a thick medium that I can 'etch' then let dry)
posted by mrmarley on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 answers

How to make knitted acrylic soft enough for newborn skin?

Is it possible to make baby clothes knitted out of cheap, acrylic yarn softer? Should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by brambory on Mar 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I grow out acrylic nails?

Sister Mefites, how do I gracefully grow out acrylic nails? [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on Feb 15, 2012 - 16 answers

It is called "PAINTER'S TAPE," right?

Ok, this is nearly impossible to Google: Is masking tape/painter's tape easy to paint over? On purpose? [more inside]
posted by snapped on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

What kind of paint can I put in this marker?

After being a brush guy forever, I'm considering trying out acrylic paint markers. I'd appreciate some insight into the paint used to fill them. [more inside]
posted by Hoopo on May 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Will temperature fluctuations harm acrylic or oil paints or paintings?

I am setting up a painting studio in my attic and I am concerned about how fluctuating temperatures will affect the paints and paintings. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Cubes cubes cubes

Where can I get frosted acrylic cubes or something similar? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for adhesives for wood and acrylic.

What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Aug 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks?

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Mar 7, 2010 - 9 answers

The acrylic...it burns!

I'm trying to teach myself to knit/crochet and have found that one of the major barriers to learning is the yarn - acrylic yarn to be exact. It irritates my skin. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Nov 18, 2009 - 41 answers

Teak table & plexiglass, separated by a common ??

How do I attach plexiglass to a teak dining table? [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Aug 25, 2009 - 11 answers

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC?

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

how to mount plexiglas on stainless steel fridge?

I have a stainless steel fridge and a toddler who is learning to walk. I want to mount a sheet of plexiglas over the bottom portion of the door to prevent it from getting dented. I would like this to look decent and be non-permanent so I can remove it when we eventually move. Any ideas on how I could do this? All I can think of is using some kind of tape, but I think that would sag after a while. Bonus for suggestions on how to also stick stuff to the plexiglas so that I can post up my kid's artwork (the stainless steel is non-magnetic).
posted by kenliu on Jul 25, 2009 - 22 answers

Looking to recall a cube-based game or puzzle

Help me remember the name of a game/puzzle from the early '70s that featured dice-sized clear acrylic cubes. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Feb 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Ill-prepared, but taking up oil painting anyway

Artfilter: I've decided to take up oil/canvas painting. I have good artistic sensibilities, but no formal training and no supplies. What do I need to know/own? [more inside]
posted by charmston on Nov 16, 2008 - 18 answers

A new medium?

Can you kindly recommend to me watercolor and/or acrylic paint resources? [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Jul 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Painting a guitar case

How should I paint a hard-shell guitar case? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Oct 9, 2007 - 6 answers

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