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3 DIY Crafting Project Idea That You Can Do at Home

We, the human being, are a group of creatures who want to live surrounded by our loved ones. The people we love and adore are essential to us, and we want every chance to make them happy. Special occasions give us that opportunity. During that time, we can amaze them with gifts.

And we can make them lose their mind with home-made DIY crafting project.

Why does a home-made project have such an impact?

There are lots of reasons behind it. Firstly, it shows that you value the relationship so much that you are willing to go the extra mile for presenting them with something that comes from your heart.

And secondly, A homemade Do-it-Yourself craft can be mind-blowing!

You can even use them as a decoration to liven up your house.

If you have a die cut machine you can create many DIY project at your home easily.Mike recently publish an article about die cut. If you want to read full article click here.

Let me guide you quickly, and step-by-step to help you in making the most beautiful DIY projects:

1.Ornamental Animals:

One of the finest crafting projects that almost anyone can attempt to make is the ornamental animals. It is elegant, beautiful, eye-catching and quite easy to make.

The ingredients:

For this particular project, you would need:

a)    Toy animal – Plastic

b)    White glue (add water to dilute)

c)    Pages from an old book

d)    Straight pin

e)    Glue and glue gun

f)     Ribbon

 Process:

Any animal would be fine for this project. You can use a dolphin or an elephant as they are the easiest to make. The first thing that you need to do is attach a hanger, and use a piece of ribbon for that. Two straight pins would be ok if the body of the animal is hollow.

Now put hot glue on the point of attachment. Then use the diluted glue on either side of the page of the book and attach that to the body of the animal. Continue attaching the pieces in random order to create a nicer look, just make sure to cover the entire piece.

Now, let the item dry, and you have yourself an ornamental toy animal!

2. Make A Family Scrapbook:

Making a Family scrapbook can be a great DIY craft that a family can do together. Families mostly visit places or take a trip quite often. It can act as an easy theme for the project.

The process is quite simple. Take all the photos of the trip, then glue them all together in the order that you like. As a base, you can use colorful A4 paper. By adding a caption to the picture, you can make it more entertaining.

To get added effect, all you need to be paste embellishments.

3. Egg Painting:

The only important material that you will need to complete this DIY project is egg shells. You can keep the shells of the eggs that you cook. Remember to remove all the egg white and yoke, and be careful not to break the whole egg. One easy way to do so is to create a small hole on the top.

And that’s it. All that is left to do is use colors like poster color, watercolor, acrylic or crayon. Just choose the one that makes you comfortable.

There you have it, three easy DIY projects that you can do to impress your peers. There are loads of other projects that you can do with ease at home.

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>> How do you cure a screen print (for plastisol ink)?
>> The Future of Screen Printing

How do you cure a screen print (for plastisol ink)?

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It is very important to know how to cure properly while working on prints using any type of inks while printing on any textile. However, when it comes to curing plastisol ink, it is essential to keep in mind a few things, failing which the print tends to come off after the first wash itself, the color starts fading and the ink begins to crack. There are a few governing factors which decide if the ink curing process is properly done and maintaining the air temperature and humidity are two of those. The ink should be dried in a safe and controlled environment to ensure a rich print which is expected on the garment. Want to know more about screen print? Also, check out HamblyScreenPrints website, they have an amazing article on this topic

Here are five pointer to keep in mind while using Plastisol Ink and curing it :

What temperature do you need? :

It is necessary that not just the garment but also the ink reaches 320 ​º F to 3​50 ​º F in the temperature scale for it to get cured. Complete bonding can only be obtained if once the garment curing temperature is slightly higher than ink curing temperature.

Is there any particular equipment to be used? :

There is need for choosing the correct mechanical equipment for the curing to be efficiently done. Investing in a good conveyor dryer keeps the production rate on the higher side while maintaining good quality. If budget is a constraint then flash dryers or heat guns should be better options.

How to understand if the temperature is right? :

It is important to understand the temperature of the Plastisol ink during its curing process. In order to do this, a heat gun with laser pointers or Thermolabels can be used. Thermolabels are very efficiently designed to react within a few seconds as soon as the marked temperature is reached and change their temperature distinctly. How does a heat gun help, if at all? : A heat gun or a non-contact pyrometer can be used by pointing towards the print and noting the reading. You may not get the reading which tell if a garment is completely cured, but you get to measure dryer temperature and get assured that the textile material is being cured properly.

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The importance and ways of testing :

There are two good ways to make sure that the curing is being done properly. Performing a ‘wash test’ by taking a sample of a test garment and washing it with general clothing and later observing if any flaking or cracking or ink is seen will tell you if it’s been done properly. A ‘ stretch test’ comprises of taking a sample of the garment and pulling it between your finger, if the ink gets stretched and doesn’t flake, the curing process has been effective.

The Future of Screen Printing

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Screen printing is not to be confused with print screen. It is a printing method where a net is used to transfer ink on a surface. It was founded in the year 1911 in China during the Song Dynasty. It was later adapted by the Asian countries. But nowadays, with the market for screen printing shrinking rapidly, the future of this process seems to be in peril. There is no denying the fact that screen printing is now being taken over by digital printing.

This is because digital printing delivers full colour results in no time and also saves the expenses in doing so. These strengths are highly attractive in the manufacturing sector. Digital printing enables the manufacturer to customize products at a low cost.

Screen printing is now an old fashioned, smelly and unreliable technique. Moreover it cannot be used in fast manufacturing plants. Besides it takes a lot of items to complete a screen printing. It requires a stencil as in the structure that consists the screen where the ink in to be printed. Next is a squeegee which causes the ink to flow into the net and removes excess ink from the stencil. Another one is substrate. It is the surface where the ink is to be printed. Last is the ink which is used to colour the print.

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Many practitioners believe that screen printing will disappear in the near future as it is oldest of all the printing methods. It is existing today just because of its ability to print on the widest of the substrates with a wide variety of inks. However it will soon be overcome by digital printing methods.

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In order to screen printing to survive, it needs to modernize its printing process and make it more cost efficient. A key area where screen printing needs to improve is the production speed. This the main aspect where digital printing wins. To achieve this objective a roller squeegee should be used in screen printing process. This will greatly increase the speed of production as well the consistency. The roller squeegees will increase the speed of production but to match with its speed the inks must also be modified in order to make them dry fast. Ink must be modified in order to consistently transfer that will dry prints effectively at these new speeds.

Apart from these opinions, I personally think that screen printing can be revived again if it is modified and it can compete with digital printing. All screen printing needs is a little initiative and it can be beck in the market with a bang. Not only does the final product of screen printing looks beautiful, it makes the print unique and ideal for the decoration.

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