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If you're interested in seeing your creations - graphic or otherwise - in an objective way, hold the item up in front of and facing a mirror from a distance of 3 to 5 feet.. You'll be better able to critique your item and tell where another detail may be added, or another color repeated, or an area needs to be broken up with an addition of something.I rely on this method with everything I make and it never fails to give me success!
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Oopps I Got Paint on My Clothes
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Paint on Your Clothes

Opps you look down and there is that splatter or drop of paint on your favorite shirt. First never ward your favorite or best clothes when are asking for a disaster to happen ! No matter how careful and neat you are eventually the time will come that your going to get paint on your clothes. An apron is helpful especially at craft shows when you want to at least look presentable but the day will come when you will get paint on your own clothing. Try any of the following hints- sometimes they work - sometimes they don' t ! Caution these may remove the dye from your clothing leaving a worse spot so be sure to first test in an inconspicious place.

Fingernail polish remover - remember fingernail polish is paint . Dab some on the spot with a Q tip and then try to pick the paint off

Rubbing alcohol or vodka ( now if the spot doesn't come off just take a stiff drink and you own care- only kidding) applied to the spot may remove it. Test for colorfastness first and let it stand on the spot for about 5 minutes before rinsing in cold water

Hairspray- spray the spot with hairspray then hold under a faucet of cold water, scrape with knife carefully

Paint brush cleaner- paint brush cleaner such as Mona Lisa Pink Soap may remove the spot.

Thoroughly washthe spot if the paint still remains do not place the item in the dryer ( the heat will set the spot permanently) try one of the above again. If you cant get the paint out this now becomes your new paint outfit !

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