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'hand Knitted' Nameplates.

Discussion in 'Post Your Own Articles & SBS' started by DEL, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Carl this looks great, coincidentally I've just done the same for a couple of Teutonics I'm working on.
    Cheers
    Derek
  2. moz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice article del.
    I was looking for a name plate to go outside the house, something more than just a number to make it easier for the postman.
    Following your SBS I managed to get through with just some of the ingredients you mentioned.
    I hadn`t got any A4 but found an old yellow pages the cover of which sufficed.
    Havent got a printer so decided to hand write the text, a marker pen worked for this.
    yellow ochre paint is something else i was deficient but being the yellow pages, i think that was near enough.
    Same goes with varnish but being a glossy cover that seemed to do the trick.
    Tin foil was another problem but easily solved when i remembered an old fridge door i had in the shed.
    I had an almighty time of it cutting and bending the fridge door but in the end i`m happy with the results.
    Thanks to you Del my house sign reads
    Zanussi Dunroamin, let your fingers do the walking,
    Don, napoleonpeart, Helm and 2 others like this.
  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Classy :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Moz......like a cross between Sarah Beeny and Kirstie Allsop
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  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    :hungry: Phwoaaaar!!!!!!!
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  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Can you do one for me Moz " Cassa Bertorelli Numero Uno " can supply my own fridge door
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  6. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Moz you ought to post pics so future generations can be inspired (y)

    Steve
  7. marta Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great idea and article.
    I definitely need to try this one day.

    cheers

    'eM
  8. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Derek
    I am going to try this on my current project, but I think I missed something; what is the pupose of priming the foil?
  9. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    The foil lets you bend and twist the paper to shape while strengthening it and making the creases stay in place

    Steve
  10. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Matthew its important you only prime the back surface of the foil.
    That way you're sticking the printed surface directly to metal not to paint.
    The reason for priming rear is it 'kills' the risk of any shine and lets you paint reverse to suit your plinth.
    Hope that helps
    Cheers
    Derek
  11. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great, thanks. If I can get my $!@#$%^& printer to work I can make the perfect plate for the dio I am working on. Will post a pic if successful.
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent del,thanks for the advice at euro,I will be having a go at these,:)
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  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Steve
    Everything about del alias father Jack off " oops Jack " starts with Beer :D
    Helm likes this.
  14. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent SBS, I like it so much in fact that it's got me thinking of a future project to use it on......Andrea's 54mm Blackbeard is looking good :)

    Many thanks,
    Billy
    DEL likes this.
  15. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    only read today.

    Great idea
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  16. socko47 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This worked great....but the wife is upset with the new hole in the frig door!:p


    I will try it with using an aluminum soda can for the metal.
    DEL likes this.
  17. gedmagpie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Simple, brilliant and thirst quenching!
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