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2. Beli a4 box file
3. Tampal products label dekat bahagian dalam box file
4. Susun mengikut abjad
16 April 2007
Beberapa soalan untuk dikongsi bersama sebagai panduan dalam penulisan anda.
10 April 2007
- Cara penggunaan :-
- 1. Lubang diperlukan untuk memasukkan bahagian belakang brads yang bercabang. Tebuk kertas dengan menggunakan penebuk kertas (making memories) ataupun boleh juga menggunakan hujung gunting yang tajam, pin , jarum dan pisau kraf. Semasa menebuk jangan lupa lapik kertas anda di atas mouse pad untuk mengelakkan penebuk kertas patah.
- 2. Kemudian masukkan bahagian belakang brad ke dalam lubang yang telah ditebuk dan terbalikkan kertas dan buka bahagian bercabang brad.
- Siap. Brad amat mudah digunakan dan tidak memerlukan peralatan yang khusus. Ini adalah salah satu sebab mengapa brad amat popular di kalangan 'scrapbookers'.Sebab lain adalah kerana brad agak murah.
- Brad kegemaran Ida setakat ini ialah dari Making Memories, mungkin belum terdedah lagi kepada jenama lain. Brad terdapat dalam perlbagai saiz, bentuk dan warna. Setakat ini Ida cuma ada small Making Memories brads.
- Contoh-contoh lain fungsi brad :-
1. melekatkan transparency atau vellum
2. menguatkan lapisan kertas
3. bahagian atas tag
4. penyambung ( untuk membolehkan kertas digerakkan)
5. bahagian tengah bunga
6. corners untuk gambar yang telah dilapik (mat)
7. 'bullets' untuk senarai journaling
Kebanyakan permukaan brad berkilat dan sempurna. Jika anda ingin 'rustic touch' , gosok permukaan brads dengan menggunakan kertas pasir.
Jangan risau jika anda tidak mempunyai warna yang diinginkan ketika membuat scrapbook, cat permukaan brad menggunakan acrylic paint. Markers juga boleh digunakan pada brad yang berwarna emas atau perak.
Heat embossing? Boleh juga.... celup bahagian atas brad dalam ink kemudian celup ke dalam embossing powder. Panaskan dengan menggunakan heating gun atau bahagian luar atas oven and anda akan mendapat shiny embossed brad. Idea ini juga boleh digunakan untuk mendapatkan warna yang anda inginkan.
Kawan-kawan (pembaca Ida ialah kawan Ida kan?) sekalian, jangan lupa mencuba dan kalau sudi bolehla berkongsi hasil anda disini. Brad amat mudah digunakan dan mempunyai pelbagai fungsi. Terdapat pelbagai jenis dan jenama di pasaran. Tapi ingat, bijak berbelanja kerana scrapbook adalah hobi yang agak mahal terutamanya kita di Malaysia. Kalau anda mempunyai rakan yang mempunyai hobi yang sama, boleh kongsi untuk mengelakkan pembaziran.
Mungkin suatu hari bila Ida dah ada banyak barang-barang Ida akan kongsi bersama anda disini, dapatlah Ida meneruskan hobi dan passion Ida ni. Buat masa sekarang Ida masih bertatih lagi...... happy scrapping!
09 April 2007
CHOOSING THE RIGHT GLUE CAN BE A STICKY MATTER
By Diane Newman of Beacon Adhesives
Having the right tool for any project is very important for its successful completion. Glue is a key tool used for creating many different types of craft projects. Using the wrong glue can result in a project that won’t stick together at all, falls apart later, or ruins the materials, causing frustration as well as wasting time and money.
However there are endless choices which can be very confusing. Should you use a white or tacky glue, water or solvent based, instant glue or glue gun, rubber cement or paste? Add to those choices acrylics and pressure-sensitive adhesives.
One of the first things to consider when choosing a glue is the types of surfaces that are being bonded together. Basically, there are three different types of surfaces to consider when selecting a glue.
Non-porous – This type of surface is generally slick and shiny and does not absorb moisture. Glass, metal, acrylic, plastic, varnished wood, polymer clay, and glossy paper are examples of non-porous surfaces.
Semi-porous – Certain treated woods, coated papers and fabrics, and fun foam are examples of semi-porous surfaces that do not absorb moisture evenly or quickly.
Porous – Most papers, fabrics, untreated woods, plaster, and some clays absorb moisture fast and evenly, making it relatively easy for glue to adhere.
TYPES OF GLUE
Glues have been used for thousands of years and originally were made from natural materials such as plant starches and fibers; from the hide, horns and bones of animals, and even from egg white and cheese! Over the centuries, glues have become much more high-tech and sophisticated and now are made from many synthetic as well as traditional materials.
Here is a list with a brief description of each of the more common glues available.
Mucilage is made from potato starch, gum Arabic or fish scales. It still is used mostly on paper and gives a weak, quick-drying bond that can become brittle and discolored over time. It is also sensitive to moisture and temperature. The bond it creates is not long-lasting.
Paste is what you use in school. It is made from plant starches or fibers ( corn, rice, and wheat) or from methyl cellulose. Paste has a high water content and is not very stable in temperature extremes. It can be used on most papers and for making papier mache and as a binder. It should only be applied to paper that can tolerate a high water content.
Rubber cement is made from latex harvested from the rubber tree. It is a medium strength glue that is solvent-based, highly flammable and very flexible. It will not wrinkle paper and is easy to remove. It cannot be used to bond wood or other structural materials.
White glue is a quite versatile and used extensively in arts and crafts. It was developed in the 1940s and is also known as polyvinyl acetate (PVA). White glue forms a medium bond and cannot hold heavy objects or anything intended for outdoor use. White glues vary in flexibility, but most have a high water content, dry clear and can be removed with water while still wet.
Clear glues include glue sticks, photo, and envelope glues and basting glues. They are water-based, non-toxic synthetics designed for porous surfaces. They do not discolor or become brittle during time, maintain good flexibility and are not as susceptible to humidity although they generally are water-reversible. If applied in a thin coat, they will not wrinkle or show through paper and frequently are used for bonding vellum and glossy photo papers.
Tacky glues are thicker, stronger, and stickier than white glues. They dry clear and are suitable to use on porous, semi-porous, and non-porous surfaces. They are not particularly good for outdoor use since sunlight, heat, and cold will weaken them. It is important to test tacky glues on paper before using them on a project because these glues vary in strength and viscosity. Tacky glues are used extensively in craft applications because of their versatility.
Acrylic-based glues contain acrylic polymers and remain flexible. They are not affected by heat or humidity. Many are resistant to ultraviolet rays, dry clear, and maintain an extended open time so that surfaces can be repositioned if necessary. They are water-resistant but not waterproof for outdoor use. Some acrylics may soak or show through papers, especially vellum and tissue.
Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) offer many different types to choose from including tapes, film, dots, die-cuts, mounting corners, and stickers. They also are used in laminating machines. PSAs can be used for many applications with a wide variety of materials. PSAs often are acid-free, Ph neutral, and suitable for use with photos, albums, scrapbooks, and other memory crafts.
Glue guns work by melting a glue stick in an insulated heating element until the glue flows freely from the nozzle. Glue guns are available with many different temperature settings and can be either plug-in or cordless. Glue sticks are composed of polymer and resin and are non-toxic. Selecting the right temperature glue gun is very important because high temperatures can damage certain materials. Always use caution when handling glue guns to prevent burns. They should never be used by children.
Solvent-based glues usually are much stronger and more permanent than other adhesives. They set and dry quickly. Most of these powerful glues are flexible and many are waterproof. Solvent-based adhesives are difficult to remove once dried although dry cleaning sometimes will remove glue from clothing. They work well on hard-to-bond surfaces such as glass, metal, vinyl, plexiglass, etc. and often are used for filling gaps because of their strength and flexibility. Most are flammable, contain toxic substance, and should be kept away from children.
Instant glues, also know as cyanoacrylates, are super-fast bonding but have a very short open time. They are applied drop by drop on dry surfaces and have a very limited shelf life once opened. They must be used with caution because they are almost impossible to remove and even can bond to skin. Instant glues are quite strong but are not suitable for use on some plastics, foam, and fabrics. Avoid using where the glue will be exposed to moisture. They also have a tendency to lose strength over time.
Epoxies provide the strongest bond of any adhesive type. They are usually composed of two parts-a resin and an activator or hardener that must be mixed together in the correct ratio before applying. After curing epoxies can withstand even the heat of a dishwasher. They also can be painted, sanded, and drilled. Many are clear and colorless but have a tendency to yellow over a long time period.
TIPS FOR APPLYING GLUE
1. ALWAYS carefully read the manufacturers directions.
2. Test first. Use scrap materials to see if the glue will work well on the surface you will be bonding.
3. Work in a well-ventilated area, particularly when working with solvent-based or flammable glues.
4. Protect your skin when working with super-strong or solvent-based glues to prevent allergic reactions or gluing skin together. Rubber gloves work well.
5. Cover your work surface. Some glues can remove veneer and stains from furniture. Good work surface protectors are wax paper, coated freezer wrap, aluminum foil, plain paper (newsprint may smear), a plastic tablecloth or use an old shower curtain for a drop sheet.
6. Be sure the surface is clean, dry, and free of dust and oil before applying glue.
7. Use an appropriate applicator depending on either the type of adhesive being used or the surface properties. Tip pens, brushes, plastic spatulas, craft sticks, syringes, Yorker bottle tops, wood skewers, tweezers, toothpicks, and rubber brayers can be used.
8. Less is more for most glue applications. If too much glues is used, it will ooze when any pressure is applied, take much longer to dry, and actually not hold as well since it will over-saturate the surface and be unable to penetrate.
9. You may need to use more than one type of glue on a project if you are attempting to bond extremely different surfaces together. Many professional craft designers often will use two or three different glues then constructing a project.
10. Most glues have a limited shelf life—the period of time in which they will remain strong. If you use a glue that’s too old or has gotten thick or discolored your project may fall apart quickly.
11. Clean up while the glue is still wet. Keep paper towels or baby wipes on hand. Clean applicators before storing.
12. Allow glue enough time to dry. There is a difference between a glue’s “grab” and its dry time. Basically, grab is how well glue holds onto the surface right away, while dry time actually is how long it takes to bond the surfaces together permanently. Even though a glue may grab quickly, it may need many more hours to dry thoroughly. Slick surfaces are harder to hold and thy may need extra dry time. Washable glues should be given a t least a week to dry before washing.
13. Store glue out of temperature extremes and away from direct sunlight. Be sure glue is covered properly to prevent evaporation and discoloration.
Try these books to learn more about adhesives and how to use them:
The Complete Guide to Glues & Adhesives by Nancy Ward & Tammy Young and The Crafter’s Guide to Glue by Tammy Young. They also contain excellent tips and great projects. Information from the books is included in this article.
06 April 2007
Caboodle kits include:
10 sheets of 12x12 double sided papers
Die cut monograms
Die cut tags
1 sheet of ChitChat stickers
Cantik tak? Ida suka sangat warna dan design dalam koleksi terbaru Three Bugs In a Rug. Sangat sesuai untuk buat scrapbook my princees Ireen. Tak sabar nak tunggu pattern paper ni sampai.CoCo ChitChat Stickers
die card stock stickers
New Coco TagsCoCo ChitChat StickersAcid Free
die card stock stickers
Use with Cococ Tags, Design board and coco ChitChat stickeres
Acid & lignin free
80# heavyweight paper
True 12"x12" size
05 April 2007
Sedihla lambat lagi sampai...tapi jomlah cuci mata dulu dan sesape yang nak booking dulu bolehla, tapi semua pattern paper ni setiap design hanya ada sekeping sahaja. Sapa nak tu kenalah bodek-bodek Ida sebab kalau Ida baik hati , dapatlah dekat korang.
Includes 18 papers, one sheet coordinating letter stickers and one sheet coordinating tags • Acid & lignin free •
The designs :-
03 April 2007
Double-sided tape and dots: Usually sold in plastic dispensers, and is available in both permanent and repositional adhesives. Adhesive dots are great for adhering smaller items to layouts and also are available in permanent and repositional forms.
Photo corners and sleeves: Photo corners with a peel-away backing come in sheets and rolls and in a variety of colors. Photo sleeves are made of clear plastic and have adhesive backing; they simply slip over your photos. Corners are ideal for attaching photos directly to layouts; sleeves work best for displaying photos that you may want to change later.
Spray Adhesives: Aerosol spray adhesives provide an even layer of glue that can cover large surfaces quickly. Sprays work well for adhering background papers or photo mats, and the dried adhesive won't show through transparent papers, such as vellum. Use spray adhesives only in well-ventilated areas and away from flames; never let children use them without adult supervision.
Liquid Adhesives: These come in a bottle, stick, pen, and wand applicators, and with thick or thin tips. The adhesive itself may be permanent or repositionable and fast- or slow-drying. Liquid adhesives work best for attaching small items such as punches or die-cut letters, or for tacking down dimensional items such as beads and buttons.
Adhesive Tabs: White and transparent double-sided adhesive tabs come in roll form and in refillable dispensers. They're great for adhering both small and large items with minimal mess.
Adhesive Foam: Use double-sided adhesive foam, dots, squares, and roll tape to secure items to your page and add dimension at the same time. They'll life die cuts, letters, and cropped photos up to a 1/2-inch from the page surface.
02 April 2007
Ida ingat nak open small online store untuk supply barang2 scrapbook since susah sangat nak dapatkan barang-barang yang murah di sini. Since my friend willing to courier from overseas, ingat next time nak order barang-barang tu lebih sikit then boleh letak kat my online store buat sesiapa yang berminat. Barang takde la banyak cuma kalau ada special request bolehla Ida tolong orderkan...
Ok tak a? Tengah confuse ni...should or should not i proceed with my plan????
01 April 2007
Let see how it goes...
Here they are. Everyone one of them are Fantastic! I chose one by Ida. I loved the simplicity of it.
Lisa K started us off
then came mine - Deej
Then Lisa B
and here is Dawns
then we have Angels
and last but not least here is Rondas