22 7 / 2014
arcoirislunar said: ... So, can I use the Semi-gloss/ Gloss to finish my work... but not really necessarily use the flat or matt along the work? The matte/flat is only to make the work more easy? (pleasesayyes)
Yep, that’s right. Also consider if you do want your work to look shiny or semi-gloss in the end, if that’s really the look you’re going for.
21 7 / 2014
arcoirislunar said: No Nap Time, can I use the MSC Gloss or Semi-gloss, or the UV Gloss on MH doll face without afraid to be happy?
You can use the gloss/semi-gloss MSC finish types for doll repainting, but only as a finish. In fact, MSC is supposed to be used as a finish (to add shine or dull a surface). It just so happens that MSC flat/matte was found by many artists as a good primer for painting too. You can only use the flat/matte version to do any actual repaint or work because it’s the only type that has teeth that will allow your medium (paint or watercolor pencils) to adhere to the surface you are working on).
21 7 / 2014
vampcubusliah said: could you help me learn how to crochet?
I’m working out a series of tutorials for crochet for the blog… but until then, I highly recommend the following:
A Crash Course in Crochet
An outline I wrote that links to several sources for crochet beginners. It’s very rough but I’ve been told that it’s helpful. ^^;
Idiot’s Guide to Crochet
Please ignore the title. If you can find the book, I highly recommend it. It’s authored by one of my favorite designers, June Gllbank. It goes in detail how-to do every kind of stitch and technique in crochet along with illustrations.
What’s great about this book is that it covers all stitch types and techniques. It’s really useful for when you want to look up a certain stitch type when you’re more comfortable working with advanced stitches and whatnot.
If you’re used to basic crochet concepts and stitches (chain, single stitch, that sort), check out her blog: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/crochet-tutorials/
Learn How to Crochet - With Slow Motion
If you’re a visual learner, this is one of the better tutorial series I’ve found that includes slow motion so you can see how stitches are done.
I absolutely recommend this book for beginners, even advanced crocheters. It’s just like the Idiot’s Guide to crochet only with more pictures, diagrams, illustrations and a simpler approach on how stitches are done. It includes projects that progressively get harder while teaching you stitches and techniques. Projects range from simple scarves, amigurumi, bags and outfits.
The book also includes how to read patterns, charts and diagrams which can be daunting for a beginner.
Good luck and hope that helps! =)
21 7 / 2014
dolly-butts said: Let's say I love one of your patterns, but haven't a clue how to crochet, nor the time in which to learn. Do you ever make those as commision kind of thing?
Of course! You can commission me to create a doll from one of my patterns. ^_~
You can put in a commission request over here: http://www.nonaptime.com/commission/amigurumi/