WOYWW: Ask a Crafter #10

Howdy folks! Time again for What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday, a weekly snoop around the desks of the world’s craftiest people. Here’s mine:

DCF 1.0

The laptop and camera are there because I just recorded this weeks episode of Ask a Crafter. I ended up being in 3 parts due to my camera’s restriction of being able to only record 20 minutes at a time (and my laziness not wanting to edit) but I put them  all in a playlist so hopefully they will play continuously here, let’s see! Also I love the way YouTube randomly picks an image in your video for the preview so you can look at your absolutely most dorky…oh wait, that’s how I look LOL!

I think I need a producer for these shows, someone who can read the questions to me because I seem to lose my place a lot and waste time looking through the questions and comments. Any volunteers? Preferably someone local who will work for a cup of coffee? If you have any questions for next week’s ask a crafter leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

34 thoughts on “WOYWW: Ask a Crafter #10

  1. I would love to work with you just for a cup of coffee but I am not really a “local” friend (snif snif) so I skip my turn.
    Maybe in a close future !

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  2. It would be quite fascinating to observe the process but I’m as far away from “local” as you can get so boo hoo. I agree. YT always picks a crummy image (three usually) but at least you can now pick a custom thumbnail. That’s a big plus!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (26)

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  3. I like your “Ask a crafter” videos but would it be possible to group similar questions together and perhaps titled or index them?
    Love your blog especially the watercolor demos. I have learned so much. Thank you for all you do!

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  4. Ok if you’re a dork, we’re all dorks standing right there next to you! I have to say thank you for answering my question. When I heard my name my kids came running to the computer excited to hear the answer. You have definitely inspired me to give youtube videoing atry! Thank you for bringing the Ask a Crafter series back. We love you, your crafts and your videos!!

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  5. I am SO glad that this series is back! See…I so NEED to be your neighbor! I would totally be your right hand gal! If I ever move to Main…Or if you ever move to the Dallas Texas area…sigh…A girl can dream, can’t she?
    Valerie

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  6. I am too far away to help and would do it in a heartbeat. I love watching your videos. I have went out and purchased watercolors and alcohol pens, along with a few other things that I have seen you use or have recommended because how they work. You are a complete inspiration. I am glad you are there and get excited when you post another video. Thank you so much for being who you are.

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  7. Hey Lindsay! Love ask a crafter! It’s informative & you’re so delightful! My ? For next week is – can you shed some light on acrylic gel medium? What do you use it for? I’m looking for something besides mod podge to seal collage items onto pages. I want to keep those pesky corners of papers, ephemera etc secure. Thanks!

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  8. Hi Lindsay, love your segments all the time and would love to read those questions for you just to get the coffee made for me and chat with you! I am just north of you and one province over though. Ha ha ha. Happy WOYWW. Ann #108

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  9. I would be most happy to read your questions for a cuppa Joe but you’ll have to migrate to Galveston, TX. Nice town on the coast. But right about now I’d prefer your cool fall weather.

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  10. Great video Lindsay..this is my day job, my advice is if you don’t need to use your computer to record – create a powerpoint deck, have it on screen, put the camera in front your computer, put your computer at eye level, use your mouse to move through the segments – voila! Instant producer 🙂 Love the variety of stuff on your desk. Cx #63

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  11. Oh my Lindsay you are a wealth of information- but ur right u need an assistant!! I couldn’t be producer- that sounds scary- but I sure could read your questions to you ! Ill do most anything for coffee!! U continue to wow me!!
    Lorraine 🙂

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  12. I wish I were local because I would be thrilled to be your producer/lackey whatever you needed. You are such a ray of sunshine and I know it would be a blast to hang out with you! If you want some long distance help organizing those questions, let me know!

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  13. Hi Lindsay – Not a WOYWW visit this week! I can’t believe I missed it. This week is flying by. I just wanted to pop by to thank you for the Drying Flowers with the Microwave video you posted a while back. I gave it a go and loved the results. I just thought you might like to see for yourself. I have posted about it on my blog and shared the link to your tutorial. I was inspired to make a card with my leaves and am dreaming up a home decor item! So thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. Hugs Helen X

    http://acraftproject.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/im-falling-for-you.html

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  14. A question…
    After die cutting, the piece has a rounded edges on one side and the back has the raised edges. For example, I have a die of a branch with leaves. But when I lay 2 die cuts down with one flipped over, you can tell. It would be great to be able to have both looking the same. In other words, is there a way of pressing the die cut so that if I use the die cut flipped over it looks as good as the normal die cut? Being able to use the front or back of the die cut would double the possibilities.

    I hope you can understand this…

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    1. If it really bugs you, gently (especially if the die cut is a delicate shape) burnishing the “wrong” side of the die cut with the edge of your bone folder to flatten out the raised edges somewhat. With some cardstock this process can create a shine. If that happens, you can avoid it by placing a piece of text weight paper over the shape before burnishing. You can do the same on the “right” side if that suits your eye. But, you know what? 95% of the people you show your work to will probably never notice that there is a ridge until, and unless, you point it out to them!

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  15. Love your videos and all your tons of information. Coffee is my favorite drink and I work part time and live in Dover NH.
    Reading questions sounds good! Am I local enough?

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    1. Dover is quite a hike, a couple hours drive. One of my crafty neighbors offered to help with questions but thank you for the offer:)

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  16. Not sure if anyone else has commented on the ink jet transfer process but I have done this and it does work. You do let the paper dry on the substrate and then you mist it with water and rub off the paper. The image remains. It is obviously not a perfect image but rather a vintage look. First put down a smooth layer of gesso and let it dry. Then put modge podge or something similiar on the inked paper and lay it down. Start at the centre and rub out towards edges and let it dry completely…even overnight. Then mist and rub off the paper. Hope this helps.

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  17. Lindsey, always keep current with your blog posts. I enjoy all that you do and your realism. I can pretty much name each project that the items on your work desk were used for. Okay, enough I sound like a stalker 🙂 Anyway, Nikki at Home shared a video on how she keeps herself on track. No worries, you do a great job. Kim #107

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  18. Linz (or Lins?) in the UK, if you can get to ‘The Works’ they have a cheap arts & crafts section, also TK Maxx occasionally have branded craft supplies in cheap (I recently got a 60 sheet pack on American Craft cardstock for £10)
    Also if you are on facebook ‘like’ some of the craft selling sites and they’ll post when the have sales or special offers on so you can buy at the best time, my fave is ‘Sarahs Cards’
    (also posted this on youtube as I forgot it was blog questions in first video!!! sorry)

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